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Dinner Divas: Finals Challenge #1 … the Show Must Go On!

I spent so much time agonising over my decision to enter Dinner Divas.  Entering meant signing a contract that could mean that I would have to miss my dearest nephew Claudio’s wedding to the love of his life Jennifer.  Actually, electing to miss such a special ‘Tripepi family occasion’ did not come easily to me.  […]

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Dinner Divas: My Semi-Finals Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Menu and Recipes.

So what is a day like on the set of Dinner Divas? It’s looong and quite exhausting but at the end of it your adrenlin levels are just so high that you feel like you have consumed a hundred cups of coffee. My mind was a bee-hive of buzzing and I was constantly running through […]

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Juicy Insalata di frutti di Mare .... a traditional Italian Seafood Salad.

Insalata di Frutti di Mare .. Italian Seafood Salad

So this is my last post before the Food and Wine Indaba 2012. I can’t wait to see everyone and connect and talk food and get all the latest Goss and try some new restaurants and markets! I am posting a traditional Italian Seafood Salad which may seem a little incongruent with the average temperatures […]

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Delicious Octopus Salad Recipe

Like a Hot Knife Through Octopus ……. Giorgio Locatelli’s Summer Octopus Salad.

Summer continues to tease the bejeevers out of us in KwaZulu-Natal. This time of the year we are besieged by winds that whip us around like a good crack from Zorro’s infamous weapon of choice. The minute that the sun pops her head out the whole of Durban hauls out their shorts and slops. The […]

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Watermelon and Chevin Salad with a Mint and Vodka Dressing for Meat Free Monday.

Whenever I visit Daniele in Cape Town we have a number of Restaurant rituals. One of these is lunch or dinner at Societi Bistro. This superb spot, which feels more like home from home for us, serves consistently fabulous Italian and French food and sits comfortably on the apron of Table Mountain. Whenever I sit […]

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Salmon and Prawn Sashimi Moriawase Platter

This platter is known in the casa Tripepi as the “007”! For about 10 years now – we have been following a sushi Chef around Durban. His name is Sarawat – and when Sarawat moves to a new restaurant, The Tripepi’s move with him. Knowing a good sushi chef is like knowing a good beautician […]

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Thai Papaya Salad - hot sweet sour and incredibly crunchy!

Thai Papaya Salad

  Eish this is such a busy and beautiful time of the year. As Durban emerges from its cloudy cocoon that we now experience in December (Global Warming is here to stay) and January bursts forth – the turquoise blue skies and huge banks of ice white clouds beckon the whole of KZN outdoors. Braaing […]

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Pickled Daikon Radish and Cucumber Salad

Cucumber and Pickled Daikon Salad Recipe

This week I shall be featuring some fresh and zingy Eastern dishes. We have been sweltering here in the steam bath of Africa aka…… eThekwini! Our sun seems to have gone into reverse gear too … we are all staring nonplussed at the sky which is still light at 7pm. It’s Monday – so I’ll […]

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Prawns in Chili and Vodka served with a Salad with a Thai Chili and Lime Dressing

So here we have Salad dressing number 2 – this is my particular favourite. I adore the way the Thai’s balance sweet/salty/ sour and hot together. Again – I make a large batch of this dressing to avoid having to chop, slice and dice my madumbi’s off every time I eat a salad. As usual, […]

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Luscious Lemon Honey and Mustard Salad Dressing

Luscious Limone Salad Dressing and Marinade.

In summer we all (except Max of course) eat lots and lots of salads or steamed veggies with tasty dressings. The truth of the matter is that I have created a monster people. My enjoyment of cooking DOES mean that I have over-indulged the whims and fancies of all and sundry in my “Queendom”. Tino-the-claw-Tripepi […]

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