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Are Microgreens Nutritional Liquid Gold?

If you think microgreens are merely a garnish on your plate, think again. These tiny sprouts pack a powerful nutrient punch and should be included in your meals. Our diet requires an adequate amount of macro-nutrients (those needed in large amounts), micro-nutrients (those needed in smaller amounts), and of course food which contains antioxidants and phytonutrients, as these are important to keep your immune system strong.

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The Macrotrend of Microgreen Innovation

Born and raised in Howick, KwaZulu-Natal, Nkululeko Mlotshwa recognised his passion for food while employed as a general worker in the hospitality industry. That was in 2011. Fast forward seven years, and today Nkululeko is living out his dream studying at the Jackie Cameron School of Food & Wine, thanks to a Woolworths TASTE Eat Out Bursary.

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Anele Tembe: A Seriously Decadent Sweet Tooth

With the next Jackie Cameron School of Food & Wine student intake arriving soon, I was reflecting on the #20182019 group and the progress made this year.

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Dreams do come true

Born and raised in Howick, KwaZulu-Natal, Nkululeko Mlotshwa recognised his interest in food while employed as a general worker in the hospitality industry. That was in 2011. He gained experience in several KwaZulu-Natal restaurants, and in 2016 he relocated to Pretoria with the aim of building on the knowledge he had already gleaned.

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Zandy's Kitchen

Here you may meet Zandy Armstrong, one of this year’s aspiring chefs. Zandy grew up in North West Province.

“As a child - ‘reared’ on a farm - I have fond memories of my mom’s friend Liana whose home-cooked venison pie left a lasting impression,” Zandy recalls. “Today, this recipe still evokes happy times with our extended family sitting around the fireplace, on chilly winter days. The dish is special to me because it was a catalyst for bringing people together.”

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Angelo Richard... There Is Always One

It has been inspiring to witness this shy, young man blossom. I have often overheard comments such as: “Angelo is such a gentleman - we need more men like him”. Seriously fired up on this course, Angelo’s contribution is always 100 per cent. He is motivated and enthusiastic to tackle anything thrown his way. He volunteers to work at every function – wanting to make the most of every experience.

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Heather-Lee Holliday's Family Favourite

From all reports, the Jackie Cameron School of Food & Wine #20172018 students are doing us proud in the industry. And, I can confirm that the #20182019 intake is getting stuck into the course material with great enthusiasm. We are all learning and growing.

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Clifford Thwala - Adding His Unique Touch

The Jackie Cameron School of Food & Wine #20172018 students are well into the practical placement segment of our curriculum, and the #20182019 are progressing through the course material proficiently, and in good time.

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Clifford Thwala's Family Favourite Recipe

The Jackie Cameron School of Food & Wine #20172018 students are well into the practical placement segment of our curriculum, and the #20182019 are progressing through the course material proficiently, and in good time.  

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Judge: Jonty Nicolson

Readers who follow the Jackie Cameron School of Food & Wine students’ progress will be interested to know that the first theory examination, marked by City&Guild in London, produced 19 distinctions and five merits. An impressive result, and I was thrilled.

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