What we're about

this walking group is dedicated to the various cultures and their histories in the inner city of Johannesburg -

Some of the walks include :

The Spice Route in Fordsburg
Asian Cuisine in Cyrildene
Ethiopian Culture in the city centre
African Traditional Culture in Ferreirasdorp
Troyeville ~ home of artists and political activists
Jeppestown ~ the early history of Johannesburg
Doornfontein ~ the Jewish Shtetl
Newtown ~ the cultural heart of Johannesburg

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Upcoming events (3)

ASIAN FOOD TOUR : with a chef in Chinatown

China Town, Johannesburg

we are meeting at China Gate at 10am .... on the corner Friedland Ave and Derrick Ave , Cyrildene, Johannesburg .. to explore the Asian Food markets with Chef Ishvara, who previously taught world cuisine at Prue Leith Academy. we will learn about various ingredients : ~ how to use them ... ~ how to identify them... ~ discuss simple recipes... ~ learn about medicinal properties in Asian food * learn more about China`s impact in Africa * visit a Chinese tea shop * learn about Chinese medicine * discover Korean ingredients * Asian fresh vegetable markets * visit a shop that specializes in Japanese foods * learn how tofu is made * visit a Thai supermarket * visit an Indonesian store COST : R200-00 Banking Details : Ancient Secrets Nedbank Killarney[masked] Acc #[masked] optional lunch at your own expense, after the walk at one of the many local restaurants.. If you intend to shop - bring cash as most shops don't take cards and there are no ATMs in the area

The African Fabric Route : in the CBD

Fashion Shack

Join us on a tour walking through the Fashion District & Little Ethiopia : back by popular demand ... We begin in the Fashion District, that started out decades ago as the heart of the fabric industry. Today it is the home of the Fashion School where much of South Africa`s young talent begin their journey into the competitive world of Fashion. A great opportunity to shop and get inspired. We will also explore the Nigerian & Congolese cloth shops nearby that contribute to the African Renaissance and visit the traditional South African Shweshwe shops. The heart of Jozi is very colourful with fashions from across the African Continent ... Maasai Shuka Tartans .. Nigerian Ankaras... Ghanaian Kentes ... Venda candy stripes ... Xhosa two tones ... Ethiopian handwoven cottons ... Nigerian Dashikis ... Swahili Kangas ... Mozambican Capulanas... Senegalese Damasks ...Congolese wax prints ... Shweshwe nostalgia and Tsonga luminous patterns The tour concludes in Little Ethiopia with a traditional coffee ceremony and we will learn about : * Amharic language and culture... * Orthodox Christianity .. and Ethiopian Jewish roots * The impact of Ethiopian people in Johannesburg today * Ethiopian food & spices ~ lunch is optional : a typical traditional meal ( vegetarian buffet R70-00 ) and there is an opportunity to shop. Cost : R200-00 per person Banking details : Ancient Secrets Nedbank Killarney[masked] Acc #[masked] No credits or refunds Suggestion ~ try aim to get there at 09h30 as there is a lot of traffic in the CBD on a Saturday morning and enjoy a cup of filtered coffee at the Fashion Shack Cafe. Secure parking is available along Pritchard St & Mooi St along the Fashion District streets, however taking an UBER is the best suggestion. There are two security guards that accompany us for your safety along the walk. Please note that most of the shops only take cash - as there are few ATMs or Credit Card Machines ...... There is a Nedbank ATM in the Fashion District

Persian Cooking Class

Leafy Greens

Exotic and fragrant, Persian food has captured the imagination of cooks around the world for centuries. It has influenced many of the great world cuisines, including Italian, Indian, Arabic, Greek and Jewish.. Traditional ingredients include : saffron, pomegranates, barberries, lemons, walnuts, dried limes, rose petals, oranges, dill, mint, dried plums and quinces. Persian food is ideal for winter, warm and nourishing. An explosion of all the tastes : sweet, sour, bitter, pungent and salty Date : Sunday 2nd June 2019 Time : 10am till approx 3pm Venue : Leafy Greens Cafe Address : Rocky Ridge Rd off Beyers Naude Drive Muldersdrift opposite Garden World Nursery , on the same property as Casalinga Restaurant Cost : R650-00 The Menu : *Mast-o Khiar : Thick yoghurt with cucumber, walnuts & rose petals *Kuku Sabzi : Fresh herb frittata with barberries & cranberries *Shivid Polo : Baked rice with fresh dill & roast potatoes *Khoresh Bademjan : Aubergine braise with pomegranates & walnuts *Salad-e Shirazi : Shiraz salad with dried limes & mint *Ash-e Alu : Winter soup with split peas and dried plums *Shir Berenj : Creamy rice pudding with roses & pistachios Banking Details : Ancient Secrets Nedbank Killarney[masked] Acc #[masked] for more details contact : [masked]

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The Spice Route : a Sunday morning in Fordsburg

ISTANBUL KEBAB SHAWARMA

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