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Visiting South Africa soon?  Love wine?  Here is my personal list of seven South African wine estates that you need to visit.  Some are for the food, some are for the view - but all are for the excellent wines! Feel free to ask me any questions if you are planning a trip, or let me know if there are any other undiscovered gems you'd add to the list :) http://www.cooksister.com/2015/05/seven-south-african-wine-estates-you-need-to-visit.html 
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Visiting South Africa soon?  Love wine?  Here is my personal list of seven South African wine estates that you need to visit.  Some are for the food, some are for the view - but all are for the excellent wines! http://www.cooksister.com/2015/05/seven-south-african-wine-estates-you-need-to-visit.html +Waterkloof Wine Estate +Jordan Winery +Fairview Wine and Cheese +Bramon Wines Restaurant  #wine   #winery   #southafrica   #southafricanwine  
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An evening of food and wine (mis)matching with +unearthed, showcasing their range of artisan foods and challenging our tastebuds to compare different wines with different foods to find the best match http://www.cooksister.com/2015/05/unearthed-food-and-wine-mismatching.html 
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Celebrating Cinco de Mayo tonight?  Make it authentically Mexican with my easy pork pibil recipe: http://www.cooksister.com/2011/07/pork-pibil.html  #cincodemayo   #mexicanfood   #mexicanrecipes  
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Attending the P&O Britannia Champagne naming ceremony in Southampton and a picture-heavy look at what you can expect aboard P&O's newest and largest cruise ship - includes a video cabin tour. http://www.cooksister.com/2015/04/po-britannia-inaugural-celebrations-and-a-first-look-inside.html
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{TRAVEL} So there was that one time that I attended the same party as the Queen...! A picture-heavy account of the Champagne-smashing naming ceremony of Britannia, P&O Cruises' newest and largest cruise ship, and a look at what you can expect to find aboard: http://www.cooksister.com/2015/04/po-britannia-inaugural-celebrations-and-a-first-look-inside.html #PandOCruises   #cruiseship   #Britannia  
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Visiting South Africa soon?  Love wine?  Here is my personal list of seven South African wine estates that you need to visit.  Some are for the food, some are for the view - but all are for the excellent wines! http://www.cooksister.com/2015/05/seven-south-african-wine-estates-you-need-to-visit.html   #wine   #winery   #southafrica   #southafricanwine  
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{NEW} Celebrating the launch of the new Chiva-Som cookbook "Cooking with Light" with a fantastic spa cuisine meal at the iconic +The Waterside Inn in Bray:  http://www.cooksister.com/2015/05/a-chiva-som-dinner-at-the-waterside-inn.html
DInner at the Waterside Inn in Bray, prepared by Chef Paisarn from the Chiva-Som resort in Thailand to launch his book "Cooking with Light"
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In March I attended an evening of Spanish canapés at Iberica , one of my favourite London restaurants, hosted by  +interporc, a Spanish non-profit agri-food organization for Capa Blanca Spanish white pork, representing the entire industry, from production to marketing, as well as the processing industry. Spain is the 4th largest pork producer in the world, and the country's massive variety of pork products forms one of the cornerstones of the classic Mediterranean diet. We were treated to a demonstration of how to carve a cured Serrano ham into wafer-thin slices (hint: a lot harder than it looks!) and then feasted on a selection of canapés featuring Spanish pork, which included:

Jamón Serrano de Capa Blanca
Toasted bread with tomato
Gazpacho of red berries, beetroot & anchovy 
Confit of cod (brandada) with olives & white grapes
Dúo of chorizos
Cured fuet (Catalan thin, cured, dry sausage) from Vic
Mini toast of asparagus, manchego, onion confit & truffle oil
Ibérica’s Serrano ham croquettes
Fried chorizo lollipops with pear aioli sauce
Chickpea purée with chorizo, pancetta & tomato salad
Creamy black rice with squid, prawns & aioli sauce

My particular favourites were the amazing asparagus and manchego toasts; the gazpacho (who knew what a fabulous idea a morsel of salty anchovy at the bottom of a shot of gazpacho could be?); and the chorizo lollipops (fried spicy pork - what finer thing could there be?), but the silky slices of plain Serrano ham were also fantastic.

Desserts included little pots of la tarta de la abuela – Dulce de leche topped with vanilla bean mousse; but my favourite was the super-unusual squares of cheesecake with shards of parmesan and dried strawberries.

A delicious way to spend an evening!

#spain   #pork   #iberica  
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{REVIEW} A fab Sunday brunch at the +Hotel Café Royal Green Bar in the heart of London - with bottomless Bloody Marys.  Now who can resist that??  http://www.cooksister.com/2015/04/sunday-brunch-at-the-green-bar-the-hotel-cafe-royal.html #brunch   #sundaybrunch   #hotelcaferoyal   #greenbar   #londonrestaurants  
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{RECIPE} Plum, Serrano ham and mozzarella salad - simple to make, sensational to serve!  Made with South African Flavor King plums.  http://www.cooksister.com/2015/04/plum-serrano-ham-and-mozzarella-salad.html
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Attending the P&O Britannia naming ceremony in Southampton, and a picture-heavy first look aboard P&O's newest and largest cruise ship: http://www.cooksister.com/2015/04/po-britannia-inaugural-celebrations-and-a-first-look-inside.html
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Food and travel writer at my blog www.cooksister.com since 2004, and now also managing its growing social media profile. Presenter of training and workshops in all aspects of creative blogging.  South African by birth, Londoner by choice.
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