Food and culture celebrated in District Six cookbook

first_imgDistrict Six Huis Kombuis Food and Memory is a cookbook that combines peoples’ stories with food, a binding force in the community. The District Six Huis Kombuis Food and Memory cookbook combines stories and food from District Six. (Image: Quivertree Publications)Compiled by Priya PitamberDistrict Six Huis Kombuis Food and Memory , a cookbook that’s come from District Six in Cape Town weaves together recipes from the past and a deep sense of culture with fond memories from the people who made and ate the dishes.The Afrikaans part of the title, huis kombuis means “house kitchen”, and the creations contained in the book come from people who lived in District Six, recipes that have been in families for many a generation.“[The title] was inspired by descriptions of kitchens in participants’ homes as being the heart of the home, its central social space,” said Tina Smith, curator of the District Six Museum and lead author of the book.District Six Huis Kombuis: Food and Memory Cookbook— MountainViewHermanus (@MVHermanus) November 25, 2016Importance of District SixAt the launch of the cookbook in November 2017, Smith described food as a connecting factor, as well as a gateway to District Six.“We are not just presenting a book, it’s our culture. Everything in this cookbook is part of our past. This is not gourmet cuisine, it’s afval [offal], it’s what people had to make from what they had and it became a celebration,” she told news website IOL.“We are celebrating our past, and this book reminds us of our past.”People of all races and religions lived together in District Six, on the doorstep of Cape Town’s city bowl. From the 1800s, it became home to freed slaves, merchants, artisans, labourers and immigrants. But with the advent of the Group Areas Act in 1966, it was declared a whites-only area. Residents were removed and relocated, their houses razed and the vibrant culture of the area destroyed.The launch of the cookbook marked the 50th anniversary of the declaration.Food: at the heart the narrativeThe book is not only filled with recipes, but stories from contributors, former residents of District Six. Many recall cooking simple meals on old stoves, using wood, paraffin or coal for heat.Victoreen Gilbert, who now lives in Newlands, said many households cooked similar meals, and some of the favourite dishes were soup, crayfish curry, bredies [stews] and skaapkop [sheep’s head].“When we were invited to eat at a neighbour’s house, we all would be nodding because the chances were that our mothers made the same food,” Gilbert said.Sylvia Gangert recalled a sweet dish that was popular in District Six, after the fruit truck made its round.“They used to give us the bruised fruits and our moms would stew them and serve it with custard,” Gangert told IOL.“And we had no fridges for jelly. We had to buy blocks of ice and the young men would carry them up the stairs at Bloemhof Flats. Or we used a kitchen cupboard with the mesh door — a spens [pantry] is what they called it.”Mogammat Benjamin fondly remembered how food was often communal. “We also used to share. We ate from everyone — Christian or Muslim. The Christians used to respect the Muslims enough to cook food out of pots and pans which were not tainted.” Muslims do not eat pork nor drink alcohol.The foodRecipes in the book include a variety of meals, from bredies, to koeksisters, and samosas.“Here traditional recipes were brought to life in the rituals of cooking, eating and the sensory exchange at the kitchen table,” said Smith.“Culinary rituals and home craft practices maintained and reinforced deep significances and connections with District Six as a place of home, family and community.”Source: IOLWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

La Salle shows no quit in comeback win over Ateneo

first_imgQC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFacing a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter, La Salle could’ve just let Ateneo sweep the elimination round of UAAP Season 80.After all, with the Final Four seedings already set, the Green Archers would benefit more from a stepladder semifinals had the Blue Eagles completed a sweep.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC La Salle’s Ben Mbala wins 2nd straight UAAP MVP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next “Coach told us, never give up,” Mbala said. “We kept pushing and we just gave our everything and we left the rest to God, and it was able to help us win the game.”Mbala was sensational once again as the reigning MVP posted 28 points, 19 rebounds, six steals, and six blocks, while Ricci Rivero had 21 markers and five boards. The two combined for 19 of the team’s 25 points in the final frame.“Maybe, we just wanted it more than them. They took the lead, but our sense of urgency was there that we believed we can still win because we worked hard for this,” said Rivero.“That’s what we plan to do for the next few games. Play hard and leave the rest to God,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. But rivalries run deep and the players would be the first to attest that duels between La Salle and Ateneo are never no-bearing games.“We just wanted to win. We didn’t quit,” said La Salle star Ben Mbala.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAteneo seemed on its way to victory when it took a 76-69 lead with only 2:24 left.The Archers, though, still had a lot of fight in them as they staged a 10-0 blast en route to a 79-76 win. MOST READlast_img read more

Microsoft Xbox One to launch on Sept 23 for Rs 39,990, comes with voice support

first_imgMicrosoft on Wednesday announced that its Xbox One console would come to India on September 23. It will be sold at a price starting Rs 39,990. The Xbox One will be exclusively available via Consumers can pre-order the console starting August 6.  Starting September 1, Microsoft will remove all Xbox-related products, including the Xbox 360, from brick-and-mortar shops in the country. The company said that all Xbox-related hardware and software (games) will be available only on  Microsoft will also sell the Xbox One Kinect bundle for Rs 45,990.Xbox One will be exclusively available via Amazon India.The Xbox One will be available with five first-party games — Dead Rising 3, Forza 5 GOTY Edition, Killer Instinct, Kinect Sports Rivals, Ryse : Son of Rome. Microsoft said that third-party games for Xbox, like Titanfall and Tomb Raider that are already available in the global market, will also be available in India with the new console.The decision to go with Amazon-only sale is interesting for Microsoft given that a lot of consumers in India still buy their games and gaming consoles from electronics stores in the country. However, Anshu Mor, who heads the Xbox division in India, believes that it is the right decision.”Amazon for us is a great partner in many ways. They do everything for consumers and that’s the kind of experience we want to give to our fans for both the Xbox 360 and the Xbox one. In the actual stores I can do very little to explain to someone what Halo is,” said Mor. “(On an Amazon webpage) the consumer will get a full view of what we are offering. We have planned a lot of fan engagement and campaigns with Amazon. We will also make sure our consumers get to experience the consoles offline but we will not sell them in the retail channel.”advertisementMor contends that logistically the online model is better for Microsoft.”In retail our ability to provide a delivery experience was not there. Now, there are options for me to provide you a better delivery experience,” he said.Samir Kumar, director (category management) at Amazon India, said the company was “excited to be the partner of choice for Microsoft’s entire Interactive Entertainment Business portfolio in India”.”We are the fastest growing eCommerce platform in the country today and this partnership is a validation of the faith customers and sellers place on our brand,” said Kumar.Consumers who pre-order the Xbox One will get a copy of Fifa 2015 for free. People who have the Kinect bundle will get a copy of Fifa 2015 and Dance Central Spotlight for free. In addition, the first 1000 customers will get special offers worth Rs 10,000, including Rs 3000 discount on purchase of a second Xbox One controller, gift cards worth Rs 1,500, 2 Blu-ray movies (The Amazing Spiderman 2 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier), Rs 2,000 discount on a selected range of speakers and Rs 1,000 discount on a selected range of backpacks.In India, Microsoft will offer voice support in the Xbox One, allowing consumers to control the console through voice commands. The Xbox One controller will cost Rs 3,999. The price for the Kinect for Xbox will be announced next week.The Xbox One will face challenge from Sony’s PlayStation 4, which was launched in India in January. PlayStation 4 is available on online sites like and as well as in offline stores.Mor believes the late entry in India is not a problem for the Xbox One. “The delay will not have a dramatic impact on the market size for us. There are some hardcore Xbox fans who would just wait. It’s also important to understand we are trying to create a market out here. The market for gaming products in India is not very large,” he said.He added the Xbox One was coming to India with a better portfolio of games than its rival.Microsoft is also bringing exclusive content with the Xbox One to India. The lack of local content was earlier cited as a reason for the late launch of the Xbox One in India. Without going into specifics Mor revealed Microsoft was working with 10 content creators for local content. “There are four areas we are looking at – movies, music, sports and education. We are trying hard to bring a few (content-related) apps at launch. But if not on the day 1, they will launch soon,” he said.Reddigton remains Microsoft’s distributor for the Xbox One and Xbox 360.Follow writer on Twitter @DigitallyBoneslast_img read more

a month agoJuventus coach Sarri defends scratchy victory over Hellas Verona

first_imgJuventus coach Sarri defends scratchy victory over Hellas Veronaby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus coach Maurizio Sarri admits they weren’t at their best for victory over Hellas Verona.Miguel Veloso had put Verona in front, even after Samuele Di Carmine missed a penalty, but Aaron Ramsey’s deflected effort and a Cristiano Ronaldo spot-kick secured the 2-1 victory.“Perhaps there was some mental fatigue, because you need to immediately recharge the batteries a couple of days later. With a lot of changes, you lose some balance, and that’s what we saw today, as we played in fits and starts,” Sarri told Sky Sport Italia.“Dybala had a very good game. Ramsey still needs to adapt, but that’s pretty natural in the circumstances. Our central midfielder was man-marked, but I think we could’ve done more with the other two midfielders. Changing two out of three in the middle meant it was clear we could’ve lost some balance.“This is a team under construction and you can tell. We far too easily forget to defend moving forward and tend to run backwards under pressure, so it’ll take a while to get that out of them.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Former Florida Star Brandon Spikes Tweets Photo Of Title Rings, Calls Playing For Gators “Best Decision” Of His Life

first_imgBrandon Spikes's Florida national championship rings.Today is college football’s National Signing Day, which means that two things are happening. One – the nation’s top recruits are deciding where to spend the next four years of their lives. Two – former players are reminiscing about the decisions they made. Former Florida star Brandon Spikes, who now plays for the Buffalo Bills in the NFL, is looking back quite fondly.Spikes took to Twitter Wednesday afternoon to post photos of the title rings he was able to accumulate during his stay in Gainesville. He was part of two BCS title teams. He said that playing for UF was the “best decision” he’s ever made.Best decision I ever made was going to University Of Florida! #kissTheRings #GoGators #GatorNation— BrandonSpikes51 (@BrandonSpikes51) February 4, 2015Best decision I ever made was going to University Of Florida! #kissTheRings #GoGators #GatorNation— BrandonSpikes51 (@BrandonSpikes51) February 4, 2015Florida’s class is currently ranked No. 46, but new head coach Jim McElwain hasn’t had as much time to recruit as his peers. Tweets from former stars like Spikes certainly don’t hurt the cause.last_img read more

Mike Leach: Coaches Should Stop Worrying About Jim Harbaugh, SEC Should “Quit Being Babies”

first_imgMike Leach looks on as the rains come down.SEATTLE, WA – NOVEMBER 25: Head coach Mike Leach of the Washington State Cougars looks on against the Washington Huskies at Husky Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)The Pac-12 was one of the many conferences that voted against satellite camps, which the NCAA banned last Friday. Not every coach is in agreement with the league. While some in his league, like Stanford’s David Shaw, don’t care about the ban, it makes sense that Washington State’s Mike Leach would be an advocate for them. The Palouse is probably not the easiest place to get recruits to visit. Leach hopped on with SiriusXM College Sports Nation today, and the hot topic of satellite camps came up. Leach rarely holds back on big subjects like this, and he certainly didn’t disappoint here.“A bunch of people need to worry about what they’re doing and not what Jim Harbaiugh’s doing.” — Mike Leach on @SiriusXMCollege— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) April 11, 2016Leach also said the majority of Pac-12 schools were for satellite camps. Isn’t sure how the league wound up voting to ban.— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) April 11, 2016Leach: “They don’t need satellite camps (in SEC). … But for those in the SEC who don’t like satellite camps, quit being such babies.”— Travis Haney (@TravHaneyESPN) April 11, 2016Wasn’t happy about that, either. Bet B1G only Power 5 that would be unanimous pro. Varying opinions within leagues.— Travis Haney (@TravHaneyESPN) April 11, 2016Most coaches wouldn’t go so far as to call the SEC “babies.” Mike Leach is not one of those coaches.last_img read more

Tory senators deny stalling private members bills on Indigenous rights

first_imgOTTAWA — Conservative senators are being blamed for running out the parliamentary clock on a number of bills, including several aimed at advancing the rights of Indigenous Peoples.But the Conservatives’ Senate whip says the Liberal government will have only itself to blame if the bills aren’t passed before Parliament breaks for the summer and the subsequent fall election.With only three sitting weeks left in the Senate calendar, Sen Don Plett says the priority has to be on government bills, not those introduced by individual MPs or senators.Among the bills the Conservatives are accused of stalling is one that would ensure all laws in Canada are “in harmony” with the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.Others in limbo include a bill on Indigenous languages and one that would add First Nations, Metis and Inuit representatives to the board that makes decisions on national historic sites and monuments.If the Trudeau government were serious about getting the private members’ bills passed, Plett says it should have taken them up as government bills.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

NCAA Tournament expansion Why mess with a good thing

Official reports are out that the NCAA has convened with head men from conferences and university athletic departments to determine whether the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship, otherwise known as the best event in sports, should be expanded.Again.Shame on them.If someone could convince me that expanding the tournament to 68 or even 96 teams wouldn’t dilute the playing field, I’d gladly go along with the concept. But the notion of increasing the field to 96 is pure poppycock.I’d argue the field may already be too large, but the present size of the tournament is perfect for the right amount of upsets. Sure, George Mason’s run to the Final Four in 2006 was mesmerizing, but did the Patriots honestly deserve to win the National Championship?I think not.Furthermore, despite the successes of teams such as George Mason and Gonzaga in years past, statistics show there are a low number of upsets.Since the tournament swelled to 64 teams in 1985, a No. 1 has never lost to a No. 16. A No. 4 beats a No. 13 seed 79 percent of the time. Despite the belief that a No. 12 beats a No. 5 each year, it has only happened in 34 percent of the games.Judging at how big the tournament has become in terms of size of the field and the arenas that host the Final Four, it’s amazing to think about how far the tournament has come.In the tournament’s first year in 1939, the field had eight teams. Forty years later, when Larry Bird and Magic Johnson were dazzling fans, March Madness had grown to 40. By 1985, the tournament had ballooned to 64 teams.Currently, team No. 65 is determined by the “play-in” game or what I like to call the “lose-lose” game, since the winner gets to face the No. 1 overall seed and the loser essentially got invited to the Big Dance only to get turned away at the door.Even adding a few more play-in games is an insult to the teams that win their conference tournament only to find out they’re stuck on the outside looking in on the tournament.The funny thing about tournament expansion is it’s not really about the money. Sure, the NCAA has an 11-year, $6 billion contract with CBS, but the men’s tournament is the only NCAA championship tournament that doesn’t get to keep the profits. Instead, the revenue is divvied up between the participating schools and conferences.Adding more schools means spreading the wealth. Proponents of tournament expansion want the majority of the added slots to go to teams that won their conference’s regular season championship in order to put increased value on the regular season. Thus, the “little guys” would not be seeing much of the revenue and in effect the rich get richer, as the major conferences would swoop in for more bids.Any way you look at it, expanding the tournament causes problems for everyone. Expansion would render the NIT irrelevant and cause students to miss more class time. Schools would have to dish out more money to cover team expenses.And most of all, the quality of the basketball would suffer. read more

Tessa Chad Named AllACC Second Team

first_imgAlso during the Ohio State game, the Orono, Ontario native recorded her 200th career point and 100th point in a Louisville uniform. Chad has scored a hat trick in seven of the Cards’ last 11 games and has 42 goals in that stretch. She has 10 hat tricks on the season. Chad set the new program record for most goals scored in a single game on March 12, 2019 at Duquesne with nine goals. Her performance also tied the NCAA record for most goals in a game this season. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced that the University of Louisville’s Tessa Chad was named All-ACC Second Team on Tuesday. On April 9, 2019 against Ohio State, Chad tied her single-game goals record while also tallying two assists for 11 points to set a new program record for most points in a game. Chad has played in 34 games with 32 starts in two seasons at Louisville. The senior started all 17 games for the Cardinals this season.center_img Her 56 goals this season rank 13th in the nation and sixth in the ACC. Her 1.5 free position goals per game rank sixth in the country. For her career, she has 98 goals in a Louisville uniform, which ranks 10th all-time. Her 2.88 goals per game in two seasons at Louisville rank third all-time in program history. Story Links In her four years combined at Canisius and Louisville, she has played in 74 games with 189 goals and 213 points. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more