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In a century-old grande dame of a hotel like The Winchester, on Sea Point’s promenade, you might expect a restaurant that is rather traditional and decorous, certainly not an on-trend informal eatery that has ripped out the gas ovens and is cooking over fire! Shoreditch House is the name, and the new space aims to channel the hip and happening vibe...
Bertus Basson, his new restaurant Geuwels at Vergenoegd Low Wine Estate, and how stories bring flavours into focus. It’s not just the food. What I love about food writing of course includes tasting fabulous dishes, but it’s also the adventure of discovering new places, and of meeting and chatting to chefs, finding out their stories. Good food is good food, but...
"Don’t bother looking at the board, I’ll tell you what there is," calls Ricky, when he sees me perusing the big chalkboard menu on the wall of his trattoria, Scarpetta on Roodebloem Road. This is a return visit to celebrate our daughter’s birthday, and I remember his jovial and expansive personality from when Scarpetta first opened in 2019. The basic...
I wrote about visiting The Kraal at Joostenberg, a lovely farm walk followed by an al fresco Saturday lunch with my family, for Daily Maverick (The Kraal Story) – so if you want the whole story head over there now. I’ll wait for you to be back to share a few more of the details. I didn’t include all we...
Homespun by Matt fills that experiential gap between good bistro food and fine dining. All the rich flavours and robust comfort-food satisfaction of the best bistro food with the beautiful presentation and celebratory pizzazz that fine dining brings to the table. The Blouberg restaurant opened in 2015 and its quirky exuberance quickly attracted a loyal following. Now Matt Schreuder has...
Kit Heathcock

Writing your stories
and mine

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but words tell the stories behind the pictures. Stories connect us as people; well written content is essential, whatever field you work in. I tell your stories and mine. I’m a freelance writer with experience in print journalism, magazines, brand building and web content. As you see from my blog, food is my compass in this world – good food brings people together, connects people across cultures and always has a story to tell.

Having written the food and restaurant column for Sunday Times Neighbourhood for five years, I love writing about anything and everything to do with fabulous food, restaurants, people, places, lifestyle and travel. I’m based near Cape Town, South Africa and write for local publications and international brands.

Check out my portfolio for a selection of published articles from print publications including Sunday Times Neighbourhood, Opulent Living, Good Housekeeping, Real Estate. Contact me to chat about commissioning editorial articles and brand content. And tell me about any South African food news for consideration in my blog.

In my blog I explore Cape Town and surrounds through food - restaurants and cafes, old and new, fine dining, family-friendly, pop-ups and casual street food. Every plate has a story and I’m looking forward to telling as many of them as I have time to taste!

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