EVENT: Lunch with CURRY author Ishay Govender-Ypma

AERODROME and MASALA DOSA invite you to join Ishay Govender-Ypma for an intimate three-course lunch as she chats with Ming-Cheau Lin about her book CURRY: Stories & Recipes Across South Africa.

Curry

When: 12.30, Saturday 3 February (the conversation begins at 13.00 sharp)
Where: Masala Dosa – 167 Long Street, Cape Town

Tickets: R170 (vegetarian option) | R185 (meat option)
Price is for a three-course meal. Drinks will be available at an extra cost.

Booking is essential as seating is limited to 30 people.

How to book:
1. Email riyaz@masaladosa.co.za with the number of guests and their dietary preferences.
2. You will then be supplied with the restaurant’s banking details.
3. Make an EFT, and email proof of payment to secure your booking.

Books will be available for purchase.

About the author:

Ishay Govender-Ypma is a freelance travel, food and culture journalist and writer (former lawyer). She focuses on stories that delve into the human interest, grit and quirk of a place. Her research-based heritage book Curry: Stories & Recipes Across South Africa (Human & Rousseau) launched last year and has been selected the winner in two categories to represent South Africa, including Best Book Overall, at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, May 2018. Govender-Ypma’s journalism has appeared in many local and international publications, including National Geographic, Sunday Times Travel magazine (UK) and SAA’s inflight magazine Sawubona. Food and the Fabulous is her own food and travel website. She was selected by the Mail & Guardian as one of their 200 Top Young South Africans for 2014, for contributions to media.

POEMS by Kyle Allan

Watching birds

There are those times when
my son and I stand by the window
and look outside, brief moments
when we look out the window
and we are silent. Moments
when neither of us speak, when
we are not working or playing
or watching TV or arguing, moments
when we do not use words,
but just stand in that dumbed silence
seeing the colours of blue, dull
brown, yellow, glossy black, the jumping
around on the lawn, the sudden wingspread
and flight up into the sky with ease
that we can never reach. We watch all
this, saying nothing. We stand
next to each other in the room
looking out the window
in silence, watching birds.

Metaphysics

Hot day, growing hotter.
Poetry won’t come.
War is coming in the Middle East,
and you in blue skirt
and bare feet
bringing me water. Sweat
on your dark eyelids,
glistening in the solid heat.

Trends

Trends will come and go,
but the washing never ends.

POEM: Winter Karoo Evening

BY CRAIG O’FLAHERTY

The dust road ahead
cuts dead straight
through the stony
semi-desert folds,
as if someone’s drawn it
from above.
To one side I see a
a small lit plaas window
winking in the darkness,
emboldened by the whistle
of a burnt kettle
sitting on its blue
ring of fire,
calling out into
the starlit cold.

POEMS: Love Lessons From the Kitchen

BY SAALEHA IDREES BAMJEE

Turmeric persistence.
The tenacity from garlic skin
but never the vengeance of chilli haunting fingers.

Beets teach passion.
For tenderness, heat low, go slow.
Taste after each addition.

Onions soften in hot oil. This is one way to build a foundation.
If you’ve over-salted, add extra potatoes for compromise.

When the toffee looks like it’s failing,
stir and stir and stir.
It will all come together.