Category: Books

Simply Good Food by Justine Drake review

Simply Good Food by Justine Drake review

My last cookbook review was of Jamie Oliver’s 30 minute meals. Jamie’s recipes are always tasty, but he’s definitely not out to save your waistline or your heart. Simply Good Food by Justine Drake...

Platter’s 2011 launch

Platter’s 2011 launch

I’ve just returned from the launch event for the 2011 Platter’s guide to SA wines. It was quite traumatic. I mean picture this: the fifty eight 5 star wines lined up waiting to be...

30 Minute Meals by Jamie Oliver review

30 Minute Meals by Jamie Oliver review

I  like Jamie Oliver. I recently watched his Ted talk and was really impressed with what he had to say. He is very passionate about improving children’s eating habits. I also already own two...

Bad Science by Ben Goldacre review

Bad Science by Ben Goldacre review

My name is Dax and I am a cynic. I do not trust people, and I really do not trust corporations. I do not trust newspapers or TV, in fact I don’t trust most...

When Corporations Rule The World review

When Corporations Rule The World review

I do honestly believe that corporations are one of the fundamental reasons that the world is in the trouble it is in. So when I’m browsing Kalahari.net and I see a book titled When...

Heat by George Monbiot review

Heat by George Monbiot review

I’ve just finished reading Heat by George Monbiot and I love this book. I loved this book before I even read it. Why? Not because I had heard it was good (which I had),...

Outliers review

Outliers review

Malcolm Gladwell’s first book, The Tipping Point is probably his most well known book (you can read my review here). Blink,  his second book, is less well known but it’s also a very interesting read (review...

Making Globalization Work

Making Globalization Work

Before I tell you about this book, I want to share one paragraph with you: The consequences of increases in medium and long term interest rates may be particularly serious, given the high level...

Rossouw’s Restaurant Guide review

Rossouw’s Restaurant Guide review

I recently acquired a copy of Rossouw’s Restaurants 2009. It has changed a lot from the 2008 version. Apart from the new look which is smaller and hardcover, it includes restaurants in Gauteng, although...

The Everyday Activist review

The Everyday Activist review

When I used to hear the word ‘activist’, it would conjure up in my mind, images of people hugging trees while someone is trying to cut them down. Or racing a rubber duck between harpoon and...