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South Africa's Top Baristas Crowned at the 2015 National Barista Championship

Coffee Culture

The final event of the 2015 National Barista Championship took place this weekend at the Gateway Shopping Centre in Durban.

Winners were chosen in three different categories. They are:

  • SA Latte Art Champion: Byron Keet – Famous Brands

The National Barista Championship is organised by the Speciality Coffee Association of Southern Africa (SCASA) and aims to promote great tasting speciality coffee in South Africa.

Follow the link below for more information and photos:

Well another year has come and gone and we have three new titles for top baristas in South Africa. We want to take a moment to thank all our sponsors for making this National Barista Champs happen, and to all the volunteers and runners for your long hours this weekend.

The judges were phenomenal and it was such a privilege having two international judges with us to learn from.

The three categories judged this weekend were Latte Art, Cup Tasters and the Barista Competition. Here are the results from all three.

For more about South African coffee consult Coffee Culture by Peter Primich and Jennifer Stern, a book packed with everything a coffee-lover needs to navigate their way around the country.

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Hoe gemaak as jou kind gedragsafwykings toon? Anchen Witthuhn gee raad

Change Your Child's BehaviourHoe moet ouers reageer wanneer hul kinders in die openbaar begin huil? Wat moet jy doen as jou kinders voortdurend met mekaar baklei? Hoe gemaak met kinders met gedragsafwykings?

Hierdie is ‘n paar van die vrae wat JB Roux onlangs gestel het aan Anchen Witthuhn, die skrywer van Change Your Child’s Behaviour.

Witthuhn vertel dat dit belangrik is dat ouers nie aggresief moet reageer nie, maar ferm en met deernis met hul kinders moet gesels. Ouers moet verder met kinderoppassers ooreen kom oor hoe dissipline gehandhaaf word. “Dit is belangrik vir kinders dat daar standvastigheid is,” sê sy.

Laastens gesels Witthuhn oor goeie ontspanningstegnieke, waarvan televisiekyk nie een is nie.

Lees die artikel:

“Dit is ook nie nodig om op jou kind te skree nie. Om te skree is ook ‘n vorm van aggressie en daar mag geen aggressie wees wanneer kinders ter sprake is nie. ‘n Ferm stemtoon is meer as genoeg.

“Moet ook nie wanneer jy jou kind dissiplineer, enigiets doen wat as wreed beskou kan word nie. Daar is ouers wat byvoorbeeld, wanneer ‘n kind ‘n woede-uitbarsting het, haar in ‘n kas of kamer toesluit om haar te kalmeer. Dit is nie aanvaarbaar nie. In ‘n situasie soos hierdie het jou kind liefde nodig.


Banting on the Agenda for the 1st Episode of ZA News' Point of Order Mock Parliamentary Session with Tim Noakes

The Real Meal RevolutionDie kosrevolusieSouth African satire powerhouse ZA News recently put The Real Meal Revolution author Tim Noakes on a different kind of pedestal on their brand new programme Point of Order, the comedy panel TV show that puts comedians in a mock parliament session complete with a questionable Madam Speaker, gavel in hand.

Noakes was featured as the first special guest on the hilarious show, which could be described as a very, very South African version of the popular BBC programmes QI or Would I Lie to You.

To distract you from the ongoing hearing in which the Health Professionals’ Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has put Noakes under investigation following a controversial tweet, watch some of South Africa’s best comedians debate Banting and all that it entails in a lighthearted parody of the all-too-familiar parliamentary set-up.

“Banting Banting Banting. When you take Banting into it, we lose our favourite colour – carbohydrate white,” “chief whip” Tumi Morake jokes as she states her point for the government side of this parliamentary session.

Watch the trailer, then head on over Star Sat or Vimeo on Demand to watch the full episode:

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Don't Miss the Launch of Beer Safari by Lucy Corne at Capital Craft in Pretoria

Invitation to the launch of Beer Safari

Beer SafariStruik Lifestyle and Capital Craft would like to invite you to join them for the launch of Beer Safari by Lucy Corne, aka The Brewmistress.

Following the success of African Brew, the first ever book to showcase the South African craft beer scene, beer-centric author Corne is back with a second homage to hops and grain. Beer Safari takes readers on a journey through the microbreweries of South Africa, stopping to chat to each brewer along the way.

The launch of Corne’s latest book will take place on Tuesday, 1 December at 7 for 7:30 PM at Capital Craft in Pretoria.

Don’t miss this!

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  • Date: Tuesday, 1 December 2015
  • Time: 7 PM for 7:30 PM
  • Venue: Capital Craft
    Greenlyn Village Centre, Shop No. 20
    Corner Thomas Edison & 12th Street East
    Pretoria | Map
  • RSVP: Capital Craft, 012 424 8601

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Kom vier Carmen se beste resepte deur Carmen Niehaus by The Private Hotel School, Stellenbosch

Carmen se beste resepteCarmen's Best RecipesHuman & Rousseau nooi jou graag na die bekendstelling van Carmen Niehaus se jongste kookboek, Carmen se beste resepte.

Die geleentheid sal plaasvind op Woensdag, 25 November by The Private Hotel School om 18:30.

Carmen se beste resepte is ook in Engels beskikbaar as Carmen’s Best Recipes en bevat van die geliefde kosredakteur se gunsteling resepte.

Moenie dit misloop nie!



Vickie de Beer Explains How The Low-Carb Solution For Diabetics Can Change Your Life (Video)

The Low-Carb Solution For DiabeticsNovember is Diabetes Awareness Month and to shed some light on the issue, Afternoon Express invited a range of experts to comment on the condition.

Vickie de Beer, whose cookbook with Kath Megaw The Low-Carb Solution For Diabetics was the stand-out winner at the 2015 Sunday Times Food Weekly Cookbook Awards, spoke about diabetes and shared advice on how to live well and foster healthy eating habits.

De Beer says that in the book they have aimed to cut out all refined carbohydrates – from rice and potatoes to bread and pasta. She talks about the highs and lows that sugar causes in your bloodstream and says that although diabetes are caused by various factors – from lifestyle choices to a natural disposition for the illness – it is reversible through a low-carb diet. “This is a very effective way to change your life.”

The nutritionist and food editor of Rooi Rose also shows Bonang Matheba how to prepare Almond and Yoghurt Flapjacks.

Watch the video:

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