Meet Cape Town

Meet Cape Town

[Cape Town Tourism]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • The rising sun
  • A dwelling of pride and hope
  • The crashing of waves
  • Sandy shores
  • Vibrant café life
  • Graffiti tells a story
  • The congregation of bustling feet
  • Indulge in Cape Malay curry spice
  • Young at heart
  • The good old days
  • Tour buses
  • Sip renowned wine
  • The lush green of Kirstenbosch Gardens
  • Where Mother Nature is always near
  • The world on a plate
  • Fine dining and spa resorts
  • Excite your inner child
  • Cape Town feels like home
  • We invite you to stay

 

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Why we love bananas

Why we love bananas

[Woolworths SA]
The secret ingredient

The secret ingredient

[Green Renaissance]

The art of conversation around the dinner table is slowly being lost. Too many people sit with their cellphones. They are not entirely present’ – Brett

VegTable is a special restaurant in South Africa, where Brett cooks and hosts guests in his magical home. He invited us to share a meal with him. To book a delicious meal with Brett, visit VegTable

[Green Renaissance]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

• We love eating out
• Fancy food
• A toasted cheese and tomato sandwich
• Tasteless tomatoes
• There’s a big difference
• Present them on a palette
• By the time it reaches your mouth
• He became a mentor to me
• Pick everything out of his garden
• Dinner parties
• Multi-course meals
• It was all very new to me
• I got hooked I suppose
• Let that rest
• The art of conversation around the dinner table
• Not really entirely present
• People who are all just living in their own bubble
• People are fractured and separated
• I host people to try and make them happy
• My ultimate goal
• Step back and hear all the chatter
• Then I’ve achieved my objective
• If you love something then you put everything into it
• I guess that is probably the secret ingredient

 

 

You’re invited for dinner

You’re invited for dinner

[Architectural Digest]

Sweetness

Sweetness

 [sun studio productions]

Ingredients

175g/6oz good-quality dark chocolate, finely chopped
6 free-range eggs, separated
175g/6oz caster sugar
2 tbsp. cocoa powder
300ml/10fl oz double cream, icing sugar to dust

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Meet the new hot chocolate

Meet the new hot chocolate

[Woolworths SA]
I am a dabbawala

I am a dabbawala

[great big story]

With a population of over 18 million people, Mumbai is one of the world’s largest megalopolises. To put it mildly, the city can be unpredictable. But amid the chaos, Mumbai has one thing that is nearly 100 percent reliable: your lunch delivery. The dabbawalas of Mumbai are an institution. Dabbawalas deliver homemade lunches to workers across Mumbai—nearly 200,000 of them per day. Crisscrossing side streets on bikes, balancing trays that weight almost 150 pounds on their heads, this group of 5,000 men helps define the city. But it’s not just the staggering quantity or exhaustive work that sets these guys apart; their 99.9% delivery accuracy and incredible efficiency is the envy of delivery services the world over.

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

• Mumbai has over 18 million people
• Amidst this chaos
• Your lunch delivery
• Homemade lunches
• This is how the system works
• He picks up your lunch
• They are sorted and delivered out into the city
• Lunch box
• They are delivering you a meal straight from your kitchen
• The most efficient logistics system in the world
• Per million transactions
• Less than 4 mistakes are made
• Side streets
• Balancing trays
• They help define the city
• 6 Days a week, monsoon or shine
• The train might be late
• You power may go out
• Your lunch will be on time

 

 

Because LOVE has no expiry date

Because LOVE has no expiry date

Oz Harvest Org

 

OzHarvest has opened Australia’s first ever ‘rescued’ food supermarket –  The OzHarvest  Market – in Kensington, Sydney. Positioned on the ground floor of the TOGA Addison Project, the market aims to make rescued food and other goods available for everyone, especially those in need, by operating on a ‘take what you need, give if you can’ model.      READ MORE

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching video :

  • Like no supermarket you’ve known before
  • No price tags
  • No sale signs
  • No 2 for 1 specials
  • Simply take what you need
  • Give if you can
  • Restaurants and caterers
  • Surplus food
  • It would end up wasted
  • People in need

 

3 Ways

3 Ways

[Woolworths  SA]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • No churn ice cream
  • Combine
  • Full-cream milk
  • Icing sugar
  • Strong espresso
  • Zip-lock bags
  • Whisk
  • Lie flat to freeze
  • Break into pieces
  • Rib-eye steaks
  • Ground coffee beans
  • Black pepper
  • Ground chilli
  • Grill griddle pan
  • Sugar cones
  • Dark chocolate / Milk chocolate
  • Line the inside of the sugar cones
  • Freeze to set
  • Top with a dash of milk
  • Chocolate shavings

 

More recipes HERE

Focus #2

Focus #2

“Nothing great is created suddenly.  It takes time. 

A bunch of grapes or figs first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen .”   ― Epictetus (Greek Philosopher)

photography by vocabularyinchunks

View more entries for this Week’s Focus photo challenge

 

 

 

When in Rome do as the Romans do

When in Rome do as the Romans do

[Leggo’s Australia]

more Italian recipes HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Sift the flour
  • Make a well
  • Combine eggs, oil and water
  • Whisk with a fork
  • Pour egg mixture into the well
  • Work it through the flour
  • Mix all ingredients
  • Knead for 5-8 minutes
  • Stand at room temperature
  • Divide dough into 5 portions
  • Feed dough through the pasta machine
  • And you’re ready to cook

Cloud eggs

Cloud eggs

 

 [Tech Insider]

 

“Instagram has changed the way we think about food. Food trends like Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappuccino have people lining up to get the newest, prettiest food products, just for that photo opportunity. If you’re looking for your next Instagram food post, look no further than the newest trend, “cloud eggs.”  [Tech insider]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • The newest food obsession
  • A hand mixer and or whisk
  • An oven
  • Separate the yolk from the egg white
  • Save the yolk for later
  • Beat the egg white
  • Until it turns into a fluffy meringue
  • A non stick baking sheet
  • Bake at 450°F
  • Garnish and enjoy

 

 

 

I travel to change my view

I travel to change my view

 [Marko Roth]

“Follow us as we travel to India, our most thrilling backpacking adventure yet. We went on a safari, hiked to the peak of a mountain, visited impressive Hindu temples, spent the night with friendly locals at a homestay in Wayanad and experienced the unique kitchen of India with its exceptionally delicious fruits & vegetables.”  Check out the full story HERE 

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • I travel to change my view
  • I travel for the taste
  • I travel to feel alive
  • I travel for that moment

 

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Four and Twenty Blackbirds

  [Epicurious]
  • It comes from the nursery rhyme
  • Old-fashioned homespun dessert
  • We grew up in a restaurant
  • She was definitely known for her pies
  • The delivery drivers would stop in our little town to buy her pie
  • We had gravitated back to the kitchen
  • We really felt a true drive towards baking and towards pie making
  • We only work with fruit when it is in season
  • The combination of sweet and savory
  • It has hit all the notes on the flavor pallete
  • Create a pie
  • It just wasn’t coming out quite right
  • We came up with adding apples to it
  • The secret ingredient
  • It just adds a special herbaceous aromatic note
  • It acts as a little bit of a barrier
  • We can add our oat crumble topping
  • You can certainly get a good pie if you seek it out
  • The pie scene has grown
  • An arts community here, artists and musicians
  • They needed a gathering place
  • That is a mission of our business
  • It’s an endlessly creative food medium
Visit the pie shop @  Four and Twenty Blackbirds