This year’s Cape Town Good Food & Wine Show looks jam-packed with activities, and plenty of celebrity chef action to keep the foodies in a frenzy.

The popular annual food extravaganza takes place this weekend at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, kicking off at 10am on Thursday (26-29 May 2011).

Some of the highlights, as I see them:

Farm to Fork Wellbeing Theatre

“Come and find out more about Green trends from around the world, including the importance of sustainable farming practices and knowing where our food originates from. This one will not only challenge every chef and foodie devotee’s cooking methods, but will also provide inspiring ideas on how to serve seasonal, local fare that is not only wholesome, but also elegant.”

Seems seasonal eating is the new black…  There are demos and talks on a variety of related topics – everything from superfoods to gluten-free recipes to gardening advice.

Slow Market

The popular Slowmarket group at Stellenbosch & Willowbridge is the leading authentic slowfood market in the Cape. Products have been grown, raised, harvested, caught, preserved or transformed by the producers themselves. You will find high-quality specialty producers, food artisans, local and regional farmers, natural and organic merchants, seasonal goods, responsible and sustainable enterprises and fine-food purveyors. Nominated in the best outlet category at the Eat In Produce Awards and winning numerous awards by the judges of the Good Food & Wine Show in the past 2 years, the Slowmarket group promises to provide you with a selection of the best they can offer.

It’s always lovely to see plenty of fresh produce, and these guys do do a great job of presenting themselves.

And of course, stalls and more stalls to explore – as always, I’ll be looking for small producers and artisans, and anyone taking steps towards making their products and services more eco-friendly.

But right now I have 6 double tickets to give away!  Tickets usually cost R85, but if you’re hoping to save some of that to spend on delicious food instead, why not try your luck here…  All you have to do to enter is fill in the form below (and answer an easy question correctly).  First 6 correct entries drawn, win.  The competition closes tomorrow at 5pm, with the draw taking place immediately thereafter, so get your entries in soon!  Good luck, and see you there!



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