Author: Alexandra du Plessis

Drop Dead Delicious Sesame Ice Cream

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Food

Fritter & Loaf has been annoying me lately. And it’s not even the dismal half-year intervals between posts. What’s niggling at my conscience at this particularly moment, is our page’s now somewhat problematic name. Fritter & Loaf was born as a place where Seb and I could document our love of food (with unspoken hopes of high-profile magazine features and snazzy dinner invitations – neither of which would ever transpire), but has somehow evolved over […]

A Visit to Palmengarten

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Outings / Reviews

Frankfurt, much like Joburg where I come from, is not at all a tourist’s city. Few people know very much about Frankfurt, and even fewer people have actually spent a good amount of time here. After all, it is a place known for two things: banks and connecting flights. Go figure. And while I’m very grateful that Frankfurt isn’t overflowing with tacky souvenir shops and selfie sticks, a part of me does feel sad about the city’s underrated reputation. In almost […]

The Great Barcelona Escape

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Food / Outings / Reviews

There are a couple of reasons why Seb and I made the daunting decision to pack up our lives, leave everything and everyone we knew behind and move to Germany. But the main one – it goes without saying – was the chance to travel. A lot. Four months in, Seb and I decided that our apartment had been furnished to an acceptable level (we always liked the minimal look anyway), and that the time had […]

Finding our Feet in Frankfurt

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Outings

Aaaaaaand we’re back! After more than three months (gasp!) of silence, I thought it would be a good idea to let you all know that Seb and I are in fact very much alive. I know, I know – disappearing like that is appalling blogging etiquette. And we’re sorry for that. Really, we are. As it turns out though, the whole moving continents thing has been slightly more demanding than initially thought. Drama, delays and paperwork disasters, […]

Shamefully Good Mushroom Pasta

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Fritter and Loaf oyster mushroom

It’s no secret that I absolutely love carbs. And there is no time that I love carbs more than in the middle of winter. My idea of the perfect winter Saturday at home involves making a pot of this pasta, and curling up in bed with a massive bowl of it. And then, as a metaphorical middle finger to the world’s Banting worshippers, I get up and head back to the kitchen for seconds. Because […]

Beef n’ Stout Beer Pie

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Beef and Castle Milk Stout Pie

There are few things I love more than a long weekend cooking session with a bottle of wine nearby. I rarely polish it all off myself (although…occasionally I do), but whenever a sauce is missing that certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ I often find that a generous glug of red or white is enough to save the day. Cooking with beer, on the other hand, has always been a foreign concept to me. Despite the […]

Escondido Tapas Bar

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Escondido Tapas Bar Illovo

When Seb and I started Fritter and Loaf, we initially intended it for it to be equal parts cooking and reviewing. For some reason, we never got around to the second part. Until now. For our first official review, we couldn’t think of a better place to profile than Escondido Tapas Bar in Illovo, which has an exceptionally not-crap rating of 4.6/5 on Zomato. After a furious gallery visiting mission in town, we arrived there hungry and with […]