Some of my favourite culinary memories

Terry, the honorary Recce, cools down with a few of his comrades in the Kwando river.

Fish braai on WANELA beach. Xai-Xai, September 1993.

Peri-peri chicken - magnifico!

Maputo's seafood market.

BFFs - Elouise and Mozambican Blue Crayfish. Elarduspark, December 1994.

Donde Augusto - here be seafood...

Mercado Central in Santiago, May 1995.

Our first home-cooked Jaiba. Santiago, June 1995.

In Chile, sharks don't attack people - people catch & eat them!

Lenguado shortly before being converted into Ceviche. Hornitos, September 1995.

Seviche: Salmon (L), Kingklip (C) & Prawn (R). Monte Casino, November 2011.

Fresh Congrio Dorado in the Angelmo fish market, S Chile.

Curanto en Hollo. Puerto Montt, December 1995.

We discover Curanto - Pazo's in Puerto Montt, December 1995.

Steelhead (L) and Brown Trout from the Rio Serrano. Torres de Paine National Park, January 1996.

Centolla - the Supercrab.

Smoke break after breakfast in the Rio Palace.

Churrascaria fare in Rio - come hungry...

Rue des Bouchers. Brussels, December 1997.

Kriek en Kwak - Grand Place in Brussels, December 1997.

Bistrot Le Royal Tour near the Eiffel Tower.

"Picnic" lunch in our hotel room. St-Germain, December 1997.

People watching in St Germain.

Bruges - a feast for the tastebuds AND the soul...

Love at first sight - Elouise discovers Lobster. Brussels, June 1998.

Chocolaterie in Bruges.

Lobsters awaiting their fate in the Maximiliaan's fish tank.

Lobster and "Mosselen van het Huis". Bruges, July 1998.

LR and Pieter Koekemoer welcoming guests to Coronation's dinner in Stirling Castle, October 1999.

Our Haggis being piped into the dining hall in Stirling Castle.

Jakki and Elouise tucking into some toothsome Viennese hot dogs. Grabenstrasse, December 1999.

Sachertorte at Hotel Sacher. Vienna, December 1999.

Hotel Schweitzerhof in Engelberg, December 1999.

Meat fondue ("Fondue Bourgouinonne").

Chateau de Vault-de-Ligny: home of some of the best cuisine in Burgundy.

Dinner in the Chateau's downstairs dining room.

Jakki tasting Touraine wine in a Loire Valley cave, April 2001.

White Asparagus with Bayonne Ham, cream & chives. Angers, April 2001.

Sheep grazing in the salt marshland along the Orne estuary near Mont-St-Michel.

La Cave des Ducs in Fontainebleu, May 2001.

Tapas - Spain's greatest contribution to European cuisine.

The Boqueria in Barcelona, the world's biggest fresh food market.

Catch of the Day cleaning fish in Marseilles' Old Port...

The Pride of Marseilles - a traditional Bouillabaisse.

Bad Gastein, around 1000m below us.

Tandem tobogganing on a single seater is tough, maar brandewyn het nie brieke nie...

Hofbrauhaus in Munchen, March 2003.

A "Stammtisch" (family table) in the Hofbrauhaus.

Deep-fried Chambo - the jewel of African fresh water fish.

The legendary "Mr Kapitan" in whose restaurant #Madiba often used to lunch as a young attorney.

Beach braai dinner at Marlin Lodge, Benguerra Island. Our 10th anniversary.

Barbecued crayfish on the beach at Marlin Lodge. Benguerra Island, April 2004.

View from the Restaurant Rotes Gatter in the Hotel des Balances in Lucerne towards Mount Titlis.

Zum Pfistern in Luzern - home of the Egli.

A breather between lunches in Lucerne.

The entrance to the cave restaurant in Mont-Louis-sur-Loire.

The Mother of Seafood Platters. La Rochelle, June 2004.

Place des Capitouls, Toulouse. Here Be Duck...

Picnic lunch en route to Carcassone, June 2004.

Dinner in Capestang, June 2004.

Dinner in Les-Baux-de-Provence, July 2004.

A table with a view - near the Roman Arena of Nimes.

Puerto Blest: Solitude Central.

Lunch in Puerto Blest, capital of Middle Earth.

Loco (abelone) and Osteones (scallops) in Castro, capital of the Chiloe archipelago. December 2006.

Jakki's lake trout. Villarica, Christmas Day 2006.

New Year's lunch in Donde Augusto. Santiago, January 2007.

Administering "Regmakers" to 2 severely hung over Chilean waiters, New Years Day 2007.

Argentina-style Asado at Familia Zuccardi winery near Mendoza, January 2007.

Our first meal at Tristan Barazza in Mendoza, January 2007.

Cuisses de Grenouilles - tres jolie!

Dinner cruise on the Seine, New Year's 2008.


Mangrove crab - a firm favourite in Chez Louis.

The freshest catch of the day ever! Inhaca Lodge, September 2010.

Al fresco flattie and crayfish at Casa Lucas on Inhaca Island, September 2010.

Pelican's in Struisbaai, December 2008.

Collecting alikreukel for my 50th birthday lunch. Struisbaai, December 2011.

Alikreukel - SA's most underrated and misunderstood shellfish.

Guess who's coming to dinner? Nossob Camp, KTFP.

Maine Avenue Fish Wharf. Washington DC, May 2013.

Old Ebbitt's, Washington DC's oldest steak house. May 2013.

The best, MSC-ratified seafood in New England.

Boston-style Lobster Roll @ Legal Seafoods.

Hot Dog "with everything". Boston, May 2013.

Dinner with Pierre at Union Oyster House. Boston, May 2013.

Boston Clam Chowda deconstructed.

Kid goat roasting at La Estancia in Buenos Aires.

Amuse-bouche lunch at O Fournier, Mendoza.

Chef Adri @ Walkersons' duck duo.

Fresh wild Porcini - simply the best...

Chef Louis' Saucisse de Toulouse.

Crispy Peking (Beijing?) Duck.

Eet Kreef! Ilha de Canda, Jul 2014.

Ma Louise's 80th, Walkerson's.

En route to lunch: Castro, Chiloe Island (Chile).

Nordsee, Vienna.

"El Palacio de la Papa Frita" in Buenos Aires.

Beach Braai @ Marlin Lodge, Benguerra Island (Mozambique).

Spaghetti con Vongole - a great Sunday lunch on a hot summer's day.

Stirling Castle, H Hour (H for Haggis) Minus Two.

Duck & great ambiance at Les Templiers in Angers, April 2001.

Lunch of Charolais beef at Gril'Laure, Dijon.

Yellowfin Emperor - the Viagra fish!

Ronnie Jonsson (L) and Chris Christou tucking into the wonder fish. Maputo, December 1994.

The legendary Paolo of Cucina Italiana in Sandton, June 2010.

Jakki in the street market of St-Germain, December 1997.

Sheep's head (aka "Smiley")

"Cuisses de Grenouille" in Quebec

Empanadas Mendocinas

Octopus Peperonata

Where everybody knows your name...

A Boston "New York Hot Wiener" with everything!

Chowdah & Lobstah.

Ingredients needed for Boston-style clam chowder.

Thai-style clams with chilli and ginger.

Wild mushrooms @ Borough Market, London

Southwark Cathedral seen from Borough Market

Fresh produce, Tuscan style

Bouillabaisse a la Marseillaise

A Chilean "Completo"

Mendoza-style Empanadas

Fresh food market, Siena

Amuse-bouche lunch with Chris Marlin @ O Fournier, Mendoza

Dinner cruise. Paris, New Year's Eve 2007/8

Brunch braai. Struisbaai, April 2011

Oupa Thys eyeing a whole Rhodes Rump. Suiderstrand, December 2011

Mt St-Michel's best restaurant

Asado de Tira & Malbec, 14/2/2016

Morogo Quiche with Ham & Feta

Waterblommetjies - from our own water feature!

Sunday lunch for my daughter & nieces: Roast gemsbok rump with potato rosti, haricot beans & pumpkin fritters

The late Madanjit Ranchod, aka "Mr Kap"

Mangrove Crab Quiche, 26 June 2016

Minced perlemoen from Fish & More in Struisbaai