By Meghan Opperman
The Taste of Cape Town opened up its gates this on Thursday, 3 April 2014, and remained open until early Sunday evening. Of all the days they were open I decided to go on what must have been the hottest day we had experienced in Cape Town. The extreme heat did not stop any Capetonian from attending this festive foodie event. The Green Point cricket club was crowded with the Cape’s finest – from food artisans to fine dining restaurants.
Below is a little snippet of what I photographed
The making of Prawn Arrabbiata by Tsogo Sun, I had to try this simple yet delicious dish made by the chefs of Tsogo sun. The staff were so welcoming and friendly. When they saw I had a camera, they invited me into their little kitchen. It was so interesting to see how they interacted and worked together in creating these beautiful fine dining dishes on the go.
The Below image, I photographed as I entered The Taste Of Cape Town, they were my first taste foodie producer of the new year-well done!-Little Herb Garden
I had to try the Onion Relish, It was delicious, not too sweet and was subtle. Could imagine the relish on a Boerewors roll or served with a cheese platter-Beautiful!
I had to photograph the interaction between producers and interested customers, the above photograph, I believe shows that interaction. It shows that enticing moment whereby producers explain their wonderful products with regards to the creation, passion and the involvement that it took to develop their ideas.
What is a Food Festival without chocolate!? – or even better a photograph of chocolate being made (with love) – of course. The popular chocolatiers, Lindt, had their own air conditioned tent, which would save the delicious chocolates from melting-and also seemed to save some of the lives of Capetonians from the heat. I was lucky enough to capture the moment of the original Lindt chocolate being made-That’s the red ball :).
Oryx desert salt – remember that name! – they are going to go far, if not already. When photographing different food markets, you start to get involved with the different food producers and their products. These are one of the many producers which give back to the community and the ladies who promote the products are kind and are really passionate about their products.
And anything that has the name Oryx in their name deserves a high 5! They are beautiful, tranquil animals.
As a foodie, I always get excited when it comes to this time of the year, it is the beginning of all the wonderful food festivals with The Taste of Cape Town being the definite highlight of them all.