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Ingrid Shevlin

Ingrid Shevlin
Ingrid Shevlin has three passions. Food. Books. Gardening. Her only regret is that she can't eat, read and garden at the same time. More seriously, she has written about food and restaurants for over 25 years, first in the print media, and now on her website - www.shrewdfood.co.za - and her Facebook Page. Like eating, writing about the amazing world of food is a compulsion, and is about sharing her passion and knowledge.

Croak Croak, The Fat Frog Has Landed

Barista Siyanda Sibulawa Preparing Coffee

Jenny Clarke and Claire Allan are rightly proud of their new venture, a bakery and coffee shop. By Ingrid Shevlin The Fat Frog Kitchen and Coffee Shop in Windermere road has been open for only two days when I pop in to chat to Jenny Clarke and Claire Allan about …

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The Joint Beach Cafe and Jazz Lounge

The Joint

The Joint Jazz Cafe is the newest eatery on Durban’s beach front, under the creative genius of prominent Durban chef Brendon Newport. The aim is to bring the township vibe to the city by serving shisa nyama (meat, braaied the township way) along with the warmth and welcome that is …

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The Prep Room: Hot, Happening….and Healthy

That's Judd playing with his sandwich of pulled pork and grilled halloumi cheese

Hot, happening … and healthy. That pretty much sums up Judd Campbell’s new eatery, the Prep Room in Glenwood. Judd’s design team has made clever use of three shipping containers to create a lovely, open space, surrounded by trees and open to the elements on the sides. It  overlooks Glenwood Prep’s playground …

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Marco Nico: Lucky No 13

Thirteen Restaurant

Thirteen Restaurant: Despite vowing never to open another restaurant, Marco Nico is doing just that, reports Ingrid Shevlin of Shrewd Food  Marco Nico is a man of many causes. And they vary wildly from the evils of genetically modified crops and the killing of whales to why Jacob Zuma should …

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