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Stories for the foodies, budding chefs or dinner party hosters. Tasty recipes and table setting inspiration included.Try your hand at a moreish Provincial Onion Tart, or whip up a warming cup of hot buttered rum. Read more about the time we went foraging for mussels or had a fish braai on the West Coast. Learn the art of serviette folding, the story behind our kitchen essential, the Vadoek, or about how to add timeless appeal to your table with some of our Mungo favourites. See how a simple serviette can 'salvage' your Sunday lunch or how to put together the perfect picnic.Tasty, practical and entertaining.
  • Barn renovations an interior inspiration, refurbishing an old building

    Illze Muller has an eye for design and a passion for possibility. She has brought an 1850s barn on the Garden Route, brilliantly back to life.

    With an eye for design and a passion for possibility, the Mullers have brought an 1850s barn brilliantly back to life as luxury Garden Route accommodation. We took a trip to Herbertsdale, and sat down with the residing family, to learn more about the history of ‘Langskuur’.

  • Seedling - fruits of the labour of Mungo's Garden Workshop, a Mungo MOVE initiative

    Now the proud cultivators of bountiful backyard gardens, 7 Plettenberg Bay community members recently completed our ‘Feed your family from your garden’ workshop, an initiative of the Mungo CSR, MOVE.

  • Mungo outdoor picnic scene, with fresh bread, pears, olives, cheese and a colourful, textural cotton Vrou-Vrou blanket

    Spring is upon us, which calls for an al fresco feast! Check out our tips & tricks for the perfect picnic – including what to pack, tasty recipes and more.

  • Tired of seeing Uncle Pete wipe his moustache with your serviette? We’ve got you covered with our Selvedge Serviette. Lunch salvaged.

  • A Mungo Fish Braai in Elands Bays, featuring the Provincial Stripe Tablecloth

    Fasten on your Man Cloth and prepare your fire. Here’s a recipe for how to braai the perfect mountain trout with some salty sea freshness.

  • I recently got asked if I’d like to join master weaver Stu for a morning of mussel foraging along Keurbooms coastline in Plettenberg Bay. An irresistible offer, of course - not only do I love foraging for mussels, but I’d get to spend a morning breathing that unique mix of salty ocean and fynbos air, [...]
  • Linificio Italian Linen

    Earlier this year, Dax Holding went to Italy to meet our new linen yarn supplier ‘Linificio Canapificio Nazionale’. They have been spinning since 1873 and their focus has become the production of the best quality linen in the world.

  • Mungo Kitchen Cloths

    Winter is in full swing, your finger tips are half frozen and not even the dog wants to go outside. It’s a pretty miserable situation, one which you aren’t sure you’re going to get through. But never fear, for Mungo has your back with our all new Winter Survival Guide – a four part guide full …

  • Somehow in my mind curing olives always seemed like an impossible and laborious task. How could something so delicious be easy to make? Here is our take on how to cure olives. On recent trips out and about the cape winelands we have gotten into the mischievous habit of olive thieving. (Side note: we only …

  • carrot cake from mungo

    Every once in a while Cherilee walks into work with some of her baked goods. All the women start quivering with excitement and the men start dishing out marriage proposals. Yes it is that good! Today Cherilee has been kind enough to share her famous Carrot Cake recipe with us. Try it. Seriously! Ingredients 4 …

  • In cooking, as in other aspects of life, the most elegant solution is often the simplest. Whether this method of roasting a leg of lamb is the simplest, who can tell. What is clear is that roasting meat hanging from a string is an ancient technique. The simplest ideas also tend to be the oldest. …

  • How to make a shooter's sandwich

    “A sandwich is a food item, consisting of two or more slices of bread with one or more fillings between them.” – wikipedia That’s a decidedly dreary definition for one of the darlings of deliciousness. Humble the basic sandwich might be, but it is in my opinion the greatest of foods. At its most basic, …

  • man cloth

    Here are some easy and delicious bread making recipes styled by Cape Town food stylist Lisa Clark. She used a selection of our linens as the backdrop to this lovely shoot. Enjoy! Olive and Rosemary Focaccia Bread Makes 1 Focaccia Ingredients: 500g White Bread Dough 5 Sprigs Rosemary, pulled off stem 100g Kalamata Olives, de-piped …

  • How to set the table. Properly. When looking into this subject matter it quickly became apparent that table settings are pretty old fashioned. The majority of us don’t even have enough cutlery in our homes to put together one of these formal settings. Even the informal setting is pretty formal in my world. But if …

  • Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup Ingredients Around 800g tomatoes (preferably left to ripen in a sunny kitchen and then halved or quartered depending on the size, or left whole if cherry tomatoes) 1 large red onion (roughly chopped) 2 red peppers (deseeded and cut into chunks) 4-6 cloves garlic (left whole in skins) Generous …

  • Some of us at Mungo have a deep passion for sailing, or just acting like pirates. ‘Yo ho ho and a bottle of Rum!’ This blustery Sunday Kristyn whipped up this heart warming Rum drink and reminisced how many a cold night at sea this would warm our souls! This is the land based version! …

  • mungo recipes

    Over the weekend we had a little time in the kitchen and put together this delicious tart for our Sunday lunch. Spread out over the provincial stripe table linen we decided to christen it appropriately! If you feeling the cooking urge… the recipe is included below. Enjoy. Provincial Onion and Camembert tart You will need: …

  • It’s a given that your hardy handy Mungo man cloth deserves only the manliest of activities. If you haven’t got one yet you can get a Mungo Man Cloth online here. But if your to-do list includes wrestling a grizzly, rescuing a kitten from up a tree and getting the girl, you probably already own …

  • Mungo man cloth

    To all the proud owners of a Mungo Man Cloth – with the Easter festivities upon us this is your opportunity to put it to use. Showing off your skills around the braai, or if you have just become a Master Chef enthusiast, now is your time to shine! For those of you who do …

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