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Ishay Govender-Ypma

Ishay Govender-Ypma is an award-winning freelance food and travel journalist who wisely abandoned a career in commercial law in the pursuit of cultural immersion and air miles. Now she wanders the earth gathering stories, ingredients and second-hand books that threaten to take over her house. Home is Cape Town, for a few weeks at a stretch. Ishay launched her writing career with a series of tweets in 2010 and has a fondness for the micro-blogging platform. This gave life to the  Food and the Fabulous® website which was awarded a prize for best South African food and wine blog in 2011.

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Curry Ishay Govender-Ypma

Curry: Stories & Recipes Across South Africa

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Available at bookstores across the country and online at Exclusive Books, Takealot, Loot, Raru and Bid or Buy

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Latest Posts

PROFILE: Chef Kylie Kwong

November 29th, 2017|1 Comment

  Kylie Kwong, seasoned chef and TV celebrity is loved for her Australian-Chinese food and her Australia-on-a-plate approach. We caught up with her recently. Written by Ishay Govender-Ypma for Fine Dining Lovers, 15 June 2017. [...]

  • Culture Cheese Magazine

A Cheese Excursion Through Cape Town & Surrounds

July 25th, 2017|1 Comment

 South Africa’s food capital offers wheels, wedges, and wine aplenty. Written by Ishay Govender-Ypma for Culture Cheese Magazine , July 2017. A Cheese Excursion Through Cape Town. [Note this article is written in American English]   [...]

  • Sawubona

Kalsarikännit – A Foreigner’s Tale

July 19th, 2017|1 Comment

Kalsarikännit for SAA Sawubona magazine  Pantless drinking at home – Ishay Govender-Ypma gets to grips with kalsarikännit in Finland. Written for  SAA Sawubona inflight magazine, July 2017. You’ll remember this. Opening credits roll [...]

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