The Cape Town leg of the Good Food & Wine Show is back, celebrating a decade of showcasing good food in South Africa and the world. I’m not that clued up on celebrity chefs and what they’re famous for, so for me it’s more about perhaps finding new producers, tasting interesting new creations and enjoying the general foodie buzz.
From what I can see, these would be the highlights for me:
Good For You Theatre
Ariana Bundy and industry specialists show visitors how changing your diet can help prevent and even cure illnesses in kids and adults alike. Stop eating over-processed meals, and focus on fresh, healthy, nourishing food – that’s a message that definitely needs spreading!
Foods From Around The World
New to the event, this feature seems to be all about rice and how it’s used around the world. Some excellents chefs – I just hope that its sponsor (Spekko Rice) doesn’t mean there’s no variety in the rice department (there are many types of rice, but I don’t think Spekko’s range is very diverse, though I am happy to be corrected).
One of my favourite Cape Town markets will be in attendance at the show as well: The Stellenbosch ‘Slow’ Market. Not quite as atmospheric as under the trees at their usual venue, perhaps, but a great way for locals to see what they’re about (if they haven’t been out there yet) and entice them to visit them at the Oude Libertas on Saturday mornings from now on…
I’m not certain what producers will be there, but that’s part of the fun, and hopefully the cost of exhibiting won’t deter smaller producers from coming to showcase their wares.
Cape Town Good Food & Wine Show – Event Details
Where: Cape Town International Convention Centre
When: 24-27 May 2012.
Cost: R95 per person.