The Good Food & Wine Show Johannesburg Serves up SA’s Hottest Food Trends

Words: Crush

Good Food and Wine ShowKnow your kombucha from your kimchi? Still buying your nut butter and pickles? There is a whole world of healthy food trends transforming the way we’re eating at home. This year’s Good Food & Wine Show Johannesburg is the ideal event to start brushing up on the latest and hottest #FoodTrends.

South Africa’s premier culinary event is coming to Johannesburg between Friday 28 and Sunday 30 July at the Ticketpro Dome in Northgate.

Among the chefs who will be giving the inside scoop on food trends in 2017 at Good Food & Wine Show in Johannesburg are Sarah Graham, cookbook author and host of Sarah Graham’s Food Safari, and Sherwyn Weaich, aka The Gourmet Bushie.

Sarah Graham at the Good Food & Wine Show Johannesburg
For Graham, low and no alcohol drinks, fermenting and healthy snacks are en vogue. And she feels that homemade nut butters and nut milk have been overlooked, and are due for their time in the spotlight.

“Homemade versions of nut milk and butters are far healthier and cost-effective than what you can buy at the store,” she says.

Making your own bread from scratch is a trend she doesn’t see disappearing fast. And with spring not too far away, salad jars are perfect for picnics, braais or al fresco dining.

For Sherwyn Weaich, 2017 is all about learning to do your own pickling at home.

“Every year as a family tradition I make pickled fish the way my grandmother taught me. However, I’ve diversified the recipe and pickled chicken wings and my own jams and preserves, which I bottle and use at home with fruit and vegetables.” Pickling is not only fun, it also stretches your rand further and cuts down on food waste. And if you’ve started pickling, why not start growing some of your own herbs?  “Growing your own, be it in the garden or potted on a kitchen counter, allows you to spend less on your monthly groceries with no harmful pesticides added to your food,” he says.

In addition to Weaich and Graham, a bevy of big-name stars, including the world’s first celebrity chef Marco Pierre White and South Africa’s first Michelin-starred chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen, J’Something, Jenny Morris, Lentswe Bhengu and Neill Anthony are also on the Good Food & Wine Show Johannesburg’s menu, in addition to headline sommeliers Lloyd Jusa (Saxon Hotel) and Gregory Mutambe (12 Apostles Hotel) – who will all share some of their fine wine knowledge. will be dishing up the latest foodie trends.

Be sure to get your tickets to the continent’s premier culinary event and exhibition platform, Good Food & Wine Show Johannesburg either from Computicket (cost R144) or at the door (cost R160).

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