Tomatoes

Tomatoes

The French call it pomme d’amour’ (love apple), the Italians pomodoro (golden apple), the Aztecs ‘tomatl’, but in English, it is simply tomato. Botanically, the tomato is a fruit (actually a berry), but for all practical purposes, at least in North America and Europe,...
The remotest distillery in the world

The remotest distillery in the world

Paul Hickling is a man with a vision. When talks about building an airport on St Helena started, he decided to build a distillery. “The idea came about from a conversation with a friend, to make a drink unique to St Helena, and so ‘Tungi, the Spirit of St Helena’ was...
South African Brandy – Liquid Gold

South African Brandy – Liquid Gold

Brandy has been made in our country for more than three and a half centuries, and today South Africa is the fifth largest producer of brandy in the world. According to the history books, the first brandy distillation took place in the Cape in 1672 when an assistant...