Monday, July 15, 2024

The Food Farm looks to edge out junk diet

Tshepiso Sebonego’s brainchild, The Food Farm, is setting itself up to be the gourmet venue with a difference. With the upcoming second instalment already showing significant signs of growth, she is optimistic the event will be a launching pad for even greater things to come. 

She hopes this time around fresh produce farmers can be as much a part of the event as their consumers. “Through The Food Farm I want Batswana to celebrate our culinary delight prepared from our own home grown produce,” she says. Although food tasting will be the main feature for the day Sebonego says the event is way more than just about satisfying the palate.

She says it presents a perfect opportunity for participants to hone their skills by learning through sharing of ideas and recipes.

“Besides the food and wine tasting we will also have cooking tutorials for all the foodies attending the event.”

With the overwhelming number of Gaborone residents constantly munching on franchise ‘junk food’, Sebonego believes The Food Farm is just what the doctor ordered. 

A chance for local foodies to embrace locally inspired recipes with the same passion they have for the everyday western fast food. A self-confessed foodie herself, Sebonego says the concept was born purely out of her appreciation for food. 

She says the event will not be limited to local cuisine only. “We will have all types of dishes from various cultures here and abroad.”

The event is organised in partnership with Flowery Media House and Yarona FM. “The Food Farm offers the experience for one to follow their food from-farm-to-fork.” 

She says there will also be a cooking competition between one lucky Yarona FM listener and a Yarona FM celebrity master chef.

There will be blindfold food and wine tasting competition for participants to put their taste buds to the test; wine and food pairing tutorials; and foodies cooking tutorials by Chef Musa.  

Prizes to be won include a Food Farm shopping hamper, a plate of Chef Musa’s designer meals from the cooking lessons, and wines by KWV and Graham Beck.

“The Food Farm, Chillstep Sundays and Flowery Media House have decided to come together to create a whole weekend’s offering of a market experience; the First of its kind for Botswana,” she says.  Tickets will only be sold prior to the day of the event which takes place on August 27 at The Three Chiefs Monument Park (CBD).


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