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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!

Event Details

  • 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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Last Chance to Book for an Evening with Masterchef Stars Seline and Leandri van der Wat

Invitation to the Launch of TWO

TWOLove Books and Struik Lifestyle invite you to join them for a dinner with Seline van der Wat and Leandri van der Wat, to celebrate the launch of their new book TWO.

Seline and Leandri will be in conversation with food blogger Sarah Graham, whose latest recipe book is Home: Food From My Kitchen.

The dinner costs R350 per person, excluding drinks, and all dished prepared will be from the book.

Don’t miss it!

Event Details

  • Date: Tuesday, 17 November 2015
  • Time: 6:00 PM for 6:30 PM
  • Venue: Love Books
    The Bamboo Lifestyle Centre
    53 Rustenburg Road
    Johannesburg | Map
  • Refreshments: Catered supper
  • Cover charge: R350
  • Interviewer: Sarah Graham
  • RSVP:, 011 726 7408


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Don’t Miss the Van der Wat Sisters’ Prue Leith Pop-up Restaurant to Celebrate TWO

TWO Pop-Up Restaurant in Pretoria

TWOMasterChef SA finalists Seline and Leandri van der Wat – and masterminds behind the beautiful new cookbook, TWO – are excited to invite you to join them at their pop-up restaurant next week.

The Van der Wat sisters will be setting up shop for one night only in the popular restaurant at the Prue Leith Chefs Academy on Thursday, 29 October. Patrons will be seated at 7 PM.

Dinner costs R495 with a wine pairing, or R360 without wine. Remember to mention any dietary requirements when booking.

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Event Details

  • Date: Thursday, 29 October 2015
  • Time: 7 PM
  • Venue: Prue Leith’s Restaurant
    262 Rhino Avenue
    Pretoria | Map
  • Refreshments: Dinner and wine pairing
  • Cost: R495 with a wine pairing, or R360 without
  • RSVP: Anna-Marie,, 012 654 5203

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Sweet, Spice and Everything Nice: TWO by Seline and Leandri van der Wat Launched at the Pick n Pay Good Food Studio

TWOI Love Pretoria attended the recent Pick n Pay Good Food Studio launch of TWO by Seline and Leandri van der Wat, the sisters who placed second and third in the 2013 series of MasterChef South Africa.

“The book highlights each sister’s personality, with Seline bringing the sweetness, Leandri the spice and together they bring the ‘everything nice’,” the blogger writes. Social media was full of praise for the two, with one attendee saying she had six helpings of each taster – the food was that good!

Read the article to find out more about this dynamic duo and for photos from the event:

“This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook- try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!”
― Julia Child, My Life in France

On Tuesday, 14 September, I Love Pretoria had the privilege of attending two of our favourite foodies and Pretorianers’ book launch at the amazing Pick n Pay Good Food Studio in Sandton.

When we came across Julia Child’s quote above, it made us immediately think of Seline and Leandri van der Wat, who absolutely radiate passion and fearless fun when they are wearing their aprons, and have succeeded in translating this positive energy, along with their different, yet both delightful, personalities, into their first cookbook, Two, published by Struik Lifestyle.

Read some tweets from the launch:

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Don’t Miss Justin Bonello’s Ultimate Burger Class at the Taste of Durban

Road TrippingJustin Bonello, traveling outdoorsman and author of Road Tripping, will be presenting Robertsons Ultimate Burger Class at the Taste of Durban.

The class is demonstration of everything you need to know in order to make your own delicious burgers in your very own home.

The Bonello will present the class twice on Friday, 24 July; once at 7:30 PM and once at 8:30 PM. Taste of Durban is taking place at Suncoast Casino, and basic tickets coast R80 (R60 for earlybirds).

Don’t miss out!

Read more about the class on Robertsons Spice’s blog:

Throughout the fun, interactive classes, Justin’s appetite for life, food, and travel – the same cravings that have driven him to gather everything he cares most deeply about, and make his world revolve around them – will be evident. “I’m really excited to be doing these Ultimate Burger Classes with Robertsons at the Taste festivals this year. Beyond the fact that I get to ‘show and tell’ what a beautiful and amazing delivery system burgers are for all those delicious flavour combinations, the bigger thrill for me is having the opportunity of meeting the rainbow nation one on one without a television set between us.

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Join Shirley Erwee and Wendy Young for a Seminar on Homeschooling in Cape Town

Homeschooling High SchoolAre you curious about homeschooling, or currently doing it but in need of some advice?

Then join Shirley Erwee and Wendy Young for a seminar titled “Homeschooling All the Way” on Saturday, 20 June.

Erwee is the author of Homeschooling High School, a book with everything you might want to know about this topic, from legal advice to testimonies of successful homeshooled graduates. Erwee is also the co-author of three literature-based home education programmes for South Africans and the author of a literacy and numeracy programme for pre-schoolers. Young is also an expert on the topic of homeschooling and person in charge of incredibly helpful websites like Homeschool Curriculum for Life and Toddler Activities at Home.

The seminar costs R100 per person, or R150 per couple, and will be hosted by the Pinelands Library in Cape Town. It starts at 10 AM and will be finished by 2:30 PM.

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Don’t Miss Dylan Lewis’ Illustrated Presentation of Dylan Lewis: An Untamed Force at Hermanus FynArts

Dylan Lewis at Hermanus Fyn Arts

Dylan Lewis: An Untamed ForceDylan Lewis will be doing a presentation of his book, Dylan Lewis: An Untamed Force, at the Hermanus FynArts Festival.

Lewis, who is a world-renowned sculptor, will be talking through illustrations of some of his most outstanding work.

Tickets for this event cost R60 for adults, R30 for children, and early-bird tickets are available for R50. The event is on Saturday, 13 June at 11:15 AM, at the Municipal Auditorium.

See you there!

Event Details

  • Date: Saturday, 13 June 2015
  • Time: 11:15 AM
  • Venue: Hermanus Municipal Auditorium
    1 Harmony Avenue
    Hermanus | Map
  • Cover charge: R60 (adults), R30 (children) and R50 (early-bird price)
  • Tickets: On sale at the door, from Hermanus Tourism, 028 312 2629, or on Webtickets

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Find Out Why Bullies Behave the Way They Do at the Launch of Bully-proof by Gail Dore at Love Books

Launch: Bully-proof by Gail Dore

Bully-proofStruik Lifestyle invites you to the launch of Bully-proof by Gail Dore – a step-by-step guide for educators, parents, counsellors and children to develop a successful anti-bullying programme.

Dore will introduce her book at Love Books on Thursday, 11 June, at 6 for 6:30 PM.

Bully-proof is essential reading material for all parents, and looks at every aspect of bullying, from name-calling, taunting and rumour-mongering to physical assault. It also examines why and how bullies behave the way they do.

Don’t miss this insightful discussion!

Event Details

  • Date: Thursday, 11 June 2015
  • Time: 6 for 6:30 PM
  • Venue: Love Books
    The Bamboo Lifestyle Centre
    53 Rustenburg Road
    Melville | Map
  • RSVP:, 011 726 7408

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Sam Gates to Feature at the Rock Girl Bake Day and the Good Food and Wine Show in Cape Town

Food for your BroodFood for your Brood author Sam Gates will co-host the Rock Girl Bake Day, a leadership initiative aimed to empower young women, this year.

Gates has partnered with Claremont Pick n Pay to show 20 girls from Manenberg, Gugulethu, Claremont, Rondebosch, and Oranjezicht how to create cakes for the important women in their lives. The event will take place at St Cyprians School on Friday, 22 May, from 2 to 4 PM.

On Saturday, 23 May, Gates will also present a cooking demo at the Good Food and Wine Show. Catch her at the Cape Town Convention Centre for her talk on “Sushi for squeamish kids”.

Don’t miss it!

Rock Girl Bake Day

Good Food and Wine Show

About the book

For cook Sam Gates, the best meals are those shared with the people we love, when the humblest ingredients, casually gathered, seem to magically turn into fine feasts. Written with refreshing honesty and humour, Food for your Brood throws out formality in favour of relaxed and vibrant meals to share with the special people in your life.

Whether you need a rocket under your everyday menu, or posh nosh for high days and holidays, this cookbook is packed with Sam’s practical, innovative (and ruthlessly tested!) recipes that jump off the page, grab you by the hand and steer you at high speed towards the kitchen.

Gather your brood together and get cooking, sharing memories and laughter over plenty of good things to eat.

About the author

Sam Gates is a writer, cook, TV guru and mum. She’s cooked fabulous food everywhere, from sushi in Italy and seaweed in Scotland to camp suppers for 60 hungry little Cub Scouts and potjiekos parties in the bush.

As Marketing Director of the United Kingdom’s first food channel – Carlton Food Network (shown in South Africa on DSTV) – Sam helped promote Britain’s top chefs and the launch of the channel in Africa. Working with fantastic, inspiring chefs all day, she kept quiet about her own love of cooking, but raced home every night to cook her heart out. When consultancy work with other channels inspired her to set up her own marketing consultancy, the BBC Food website was her first client.

As well as writing for magazines and working with small food producers, helping them market their products, Sam works with schools and charities, running baking sessions for kids who’ve never cooked before. Food for your Brood is her first book.

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Dylan Lewis: An Untamed Force – Join the Artist at the Gorry Bowes-Taylor Wordsworth Literary Lunch

Dylan Lewis: An Untamed ForceFernwood Press would like to invite you to the Gorry Bowes-Taylor Wordsworth Literary Lunch with Dylan Lewis.

Come and meet the artist and author of Dylan Lewis: An Untamed Force on Saturday, 16 May, at the Allee Bleue Grand Hall in Franschhoek. The lunch will start at 12 for 12:30 PM and costs R280 per person.

Exciting prizes will be up for grabs, including two copies of Lewis’ book, two R100 vouchers from Wordsworth Books, a lunch, a posh picnic, a selection of Allee Bleue wine – and much more.

There is only room at the event for 200 people so make sure to RSVP as soon as possible.

Don’t miss it!

Event Details

  • Date: Saturday, 16 May 2015
  • Time: 12 for 12:30 PM
  • Venue: Allee Bleue Grand Hall
    Intersection R45 and R310
    Groot Drakenstein
    Franschhoek | Map
  • Cost: R280
  • RSVP: Johandie van der Westhuizen, 021 874 1021

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