Aboriginal Cooks on Bush Tucker

Wattleseeds Aboriginal cooks and chefs weigh in on the native ingredients made popular by famous restaurants in Australia. Written for Fine Dining Lovers, 1 June 2017. Rayleen Brown  A Café Up North At Kungas Can Cook, a café in Alice Springs serving food like burgers, salads, ice teas, pies and brownies, [...]

Reykjavik Food Guide

Although very small, Reykjavik is bustling with bars, brunch spots and bistros that pay homage to Iceland’s rich, and sometimes objectionable food traditions. For Fine Dining Lovers, 28 March 2016.   Reykjavik from the main church   For a capital city this small, home to around two-thirds of Iceland’s total population of 323 [...]

By |2017-07-03T20:55:48+00:00April 8th, 2016|Food, Reported Work, Travel|0 Comments

Sugar, Spice and a Question of Identity – Réunion Island Food

Réunion Island Food, where culinary and cultural exploration meet Culinary and cultural exploration are deeply fused, Ishay Govender-Ypma (@IshayGovender) discovers on a visit to the volcanic French island, Réunion. For The National UAE, 4 Feb 2016. Author (2nd left) with a family of local farmers - they titled this: "The Malabar returns home" - [...]

By |2017-05-19T14:21:07+00:00February 14th, 2016|Culture & People, Food, Reported Work, Travel|0 Comments

Foraging in Cape Town

A foraging walk with Loubie Rusch of Making KOS teaches the importance of learning about local plants and how to grow them to sustain us - Kalk Bay, Cape Town. For The Times, 19 January 2016.  At The Studio in Main Road, Kalk Bay, an unexpected art installation is spread across a beautiful weathered wooden [...]

By |2017-07-03T21:08:31+00:00January 30th, 2016|Food, Reported Work|0 Comments

How Durban, My Hometown, Made Me Who I Am

A Love Letter to Durban, city of my birth - South Africa  Durban, my hometown - the love I have for the city that made me who I am today. Durban ("Durbs") will forever live in my heart. For AFK Travel, 15 Dec 2015.  From the chilly west coast of South Africa, I find myself looking [...]

By |2017-05-22T11:42:52+00:00December 28th, 2015|Creative Non-Fiction|0 Comments

Cape Town Corner Stores

Show Me the Way to the Next Corner Store - Cape Town, South Africa The small, independently run Cape Town Corner Stores are a dying breed, and those that still exist, do so valiantly and against the odds. Ishay Govender-Ypma shares the stories of seven local old stores, institutions to their loyal customers. For High Life, [...]

By |2017-05-19T14:23:47+00:00December 1st, 2015|Reported Work, Social Justice, Travel|0 Comments

A Guide to Kreuzberg, Berlin

 A Guide to Kreuzberg - Hip-hip Hooray! admiral's bridge Berlin My picks for the best fun in Kreuzberg, Berlin. For The National UAE, 20 August 2015.  A Guide to Kreuzberg Why Kreuzberg? South of the central hub Mitte, the borough of Kreuzberg, Berlin, or X-berg as locals know it, has maintained its razor-sharp [...]

By |2017-05-19T14:26:17+00:00August 30th, 2015|Reported Work, Travel|0 Comments

Pastéis de Nata

Portugal’s most famous dessert, the pastéis de nata or egg custard tarts are famous all around the world. But, there’s a secret recipe everyone wants... Written for  Fine Dining Lovers.   Pastéis de Nata I remember the first time I visited the district of Belém, a mere 10 kilometres outside Lisbon. We joined [...]

Alentejo Portugal

Featured in the SAA Sawubona inflight magazine Across an enchanting landscape of mountains, plains, rivers and ancient ruins, Ishay Govender-Ypma feasted on the flavours of the Alentejo, the breadbasket and wine barrel of Portugal. Written for SAA Sawubona inflight magazine, 21 July 2015 Acorns and Pastries “At one time we only fed acorns [...]

A New Way for Blacks to Travel in Africa

A new Way for Blacks to Travel in Africa - Group Tours are In Parties with locals on a luxe rooftop in Accra, a fashion show in Nairobi and a rap concert in Marrakesh, learning a traditional recipe from your friend’s grandmother in Dakar. Ishay Govender-Ypma looks at a new breed of group tours, a [...]

By |2017-05-19T14:27:11+00:00June 9th, 2015|Culture & People, Reported Work, Travel|0 Comments

Southern African Routes Worth Taking – Panorama Route

Head in the clouds - Panorama Route In need of a break and a change of scenery, Ishay Govender-Ypma and her husband packed the car and headed for the Panorama Route on a simple quest: explore, unwind and recharge. For Getaway Magazine, May 2015. It’s the gateway to Kruger, but the tumbling geography that plunges through [...]

By |2017-05-19T14:27:17+00:00June 1st, 2015|Reported Work, Travel|0 Comments

Your Childhood Home – Going Back There

Returning to your childhood home - my journey Ishay Govender-Ypma reflects on her returning to your childhood home, the changes that make visiting difficult and the constant pull to return. For Visi Magazine. Each year I return to our family home that rests at the bottom of steep road. The suburb has faded somewhat into [...]

By |2017-05-19T14:30:09+00:00March 28th, 2015|Culture & People, Reported Work|0 Comments

A taste of the Bo-Kaap, South Africa

A taste of the Bo-Kaap - Colouring the streets Beyond the colourful homes and winding streets, the rich history of the descendants of the Bo-Kaap, South Africa unfolds. Ishay Govender-Ypma spends time with a resident guide. A taste of the Bo-Kaap For The Times, 4 March 2015. Houses in the Bo-Kaap, Cape Town [...]

By |2017-05-19T14:30:17+00:00March 15th, 2015|Food, Reported Work, Travel|0 Comments

A little bit about me – Ishay Govender-Ypma

Ishay Govender-Ypma - House & Leisure Magazine This spice-loving Cape Town travel, food and culture blogger keeps sriracha on hand for ‘flavour emergencies.' Ishay Govender-Ypma. For House and Leisure Magazine, August 2014.  Her background might be in commercial law but wanderlust and a deep love of food led Ishay Govender-Ypma to turn these affections into a full-time occupation. The Cape Town-based [...]

By |2017-05-19T14:45:52+00:00August 31st, 2014|Culture & People, Reported Work|0 Comments

Marie Claire SA Agenda Page

Marie Claire SA Agenda Page - Curated by Ishay Govender-Ypma  In this issue, meet travel and food blogger and writer, Ishay Govender. For Marie Claire, May 2014. When I’m not on the road, I’m fixed firmly to a desk, either at home, in the office, a coffee shop or pretty much any firm surface you [...]

By |2017-05-19T14:53:31+00:00May 31st, 2014|Culture & People, Reported Work, Travel|0 Comments

Supper Clubs from around the World

Come Dine With Us: Supper Clubs Supper clubs, once exclusively underground, clandestine, anti-establishment and the toughest reservation to get in town, are going mainstream in a city near you. For Marie Claire, May 2014.  Pop-up, closed door, underground, shebeen, anti-restaurant, the idea of eating meals outside the confines of a traditional restaurant setting has now become a regular night out. If you flip [...]

By |2017-05-19T14:59:27+00:00May 1st, 2014|Food, Reported Work|0 Comments