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The Good Food & Wine Show will be in Durban at the end of the month and we are giving away 3 x double (standard entry) tickets to 3 lucky Durbanites!! To enter leave a comment at the end of this post telling us which you love more, FOOD or WINE and why… *Std. T&Cs apply

Joao Fonseca  – best known to most of his fans as J’Something – is better recognised for his catchy tunes and hypotonic moves as the lead singer of award-winning South African band Mi Casa.  However, visitors to the GFWS will be able to catch J’Something cooking up a storm in both the Celebrity Chefs Theatre (Friday, October 30 at 12.50) and the well.i.am kitchen (Saturday, October 31 at 12.20). He will also be doing a Q&A session at the SABC3 stand at the show on the Friday at 15.00.

In early October 2014, word of a J’Something cooking show made the rounds and the ‘aspiring chef’ and his team soon announced a much-anticipated  Something’s Cooking TV series. The 13-episode season proved to be a resounding success reaching over two million viewers.   Since  the  launch  of  J’s cooking  show  his  brand  has  grown  leaps  and  bounds and he recently hosted  another cooking show, called What’s For Dinner, on SABC 3 that reached more than 10 million viewers.  J’s food philosophy is simple: “It’s not necessarily about the cost, the complexity or the look but what’s in your heart when you are making the dish,” he says.

He  has  also  become  very  involved  with  his  own  nutrition  and  has  learnt  to  find  a  balance between good food and good health; his goal is to make food that is delicious yet healthy. So what will this muso/chef be cooking at the show in Durban?
“It’s a surprise,” he says, “but trust me it will be delicious and simple.  It will be down to earth and – more than anything else – my demo will be the most fun out of all of them.”

J ‘Something will be joined by a host of international chefs, including Rick Stein, Brent Owens, Reza Mahammed and Renae Smith, as well as some of the best local chefs including Jenny Morris, Asha Maharaj, Executive Chef of Hartford House, Constantijn Hahndiek,  Durban Curry author Erica Platter, Executive Chef of The Oyster Box Hotel Kevin Joseph, Head Chef of the Sun Coast Towers Hotel, Sandren Govender, Sheila Somers, and Peter Ayub.

The Durban Good Food & Wine Show takes place from October 30 to November 1 at the Durban Exhibition Centre in association with Durban Tourism. There will be book signings with all the celebrity chefs at the show, along with Q&As and the Big Durban Curry Cook-Off.

Some handy info, for you:
Dates: Friday October 30 to Sunday, November 1.
Venue: Durban Exhibition Centre, 11 Walnut Road, Durban
Hours: Friday, October 30, and Saturday, October 31, 10:00-21:00; Sunday, November 1, 10:00-18:00
Ticket Prices:
• Early Bird: R 80 (valid until end September 2015 online via Computicket)
• Adults: R 90 at the door
• Age 12-18: R 60
• Children under 12: Free
• Senior Citizens: R 60
• Purchase 10 or more tickets: R 80 each
• Wine Combo Ticket: R 115 (Includes show entry, wine tasting glass & 5 wine tasting vouchers)
Wine Tasting Prices:
• Wine Combo Ticket: R 115 (Includes show entry, wine tasting glass & 5 wine tasting vouchers)
• Wine Glass: R 30 (Includes GFWS glass to keep and 5 tasting vouchers)
• Additional Wine Vouchers: R 25 (1 booklet with 5 wine tasting vouchers)
Celebrity Chefs Theatre Prices:
• Local Chefs: R 75 (GFWS entry not included)
• Local Chefs early bird: R 50 (valid until end September 2015 online via Computicket – GFWS entry not included)
• International Chefs: R 100 (GFWS entry not included)
• International Chefs early bird: R 75 (valid until end September 2015 online via Computicket – GFWS entry not included)
• Kids under four who sit on laps: Free

Tickets: Available through Computicket (www.computicket.com) or at the door.

Go to:
• Twitter: @goodfoodSA
• Facebook: Good Food and Wine Show SA


*Competition Terms and Conditions.

  1. Comment below to stand a chance of winning one of three double (standard entry) tickets to Durban’s Good Food & Wine Show on the 30th October 2015.
  2. Competition opens on 12th October 2015 and closes at midday on 28th October 2015, South African Standard Time.
  3. Winner/s will be randomly drawn on 28th October 2015. Durbanite reserves the right to change the draw date.
  4. Winner/s will be notified via email and are required to confirm receipt within 24 hour of notification or redraw will take place.
  5. Subject to these competition rules, Durbanite’s determination of the winners is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  6. The prizes are non-transferable for cash. If you are the winner, a copy of your South African identity document or passport may be required as proof that you are in fact the winner whose name was drawn.
  7. Employees, agents of or consultants to Durbanite and, their immediate family members (parents, children, brothers and sisters), spouse(s), life partners, business partners and associates are excluded from this competition.
  8. Failure to comply with any of these Terms and Conditions will result in immediate forfeiture of the prize.