Justin Bonello

Whilst filming the Ultimate Braai Master, we travelled up to Musina in Limpopo – just an hour away from the Kruger National Park. Limpopo is baobab country and I had the pleasure of experiencing these magnificent ‘upside down’ trees in their full glory under a star gazers paradise. The picture above is an untouched, Read More

Justin Bonello

Worms are one of the major players in the decomposition of organic matter. A worm farm is practically odour and fly free and compact. What it produces though is where the real magic happens…I call it agricultural gold.  You need to score three wooden or plastic containers that fit into one another – they, Read More

“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” – Michael Pollan I’ve had my greenhouse for almost a year now and in that time there have been many experiments; some successful and some terrible failures, but after all this time I’ve figured out a thing or two and I’m going to let you in on my secrets, Read More

Justin Bonello_Greenhouse

I’ve been going on and on about the hydroponics setup and what a godsend it is, and I’m sure that there are many of you scratching your head as to why I’m so taken with this system. I suppose the proof is in the pudding, and you’ll only really get it when you set, Read More

Justin Bonello_Greenhouse

The hydroponic method of cultivating and propagating plants is almost too good to be true. There is no soil involved, it uses a fraction of the water, and yields incredible produce, and although it might seem like a science experiment – which I suppose it is in a way – you don’t have to, Read More

Justin Bonello_Garden

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time! I know that turning your garden into a full-blown mini food farm might seem quite daunting, but the key is to start small. Even if you don’t have a garden, all you need is a windowsill and a pot and you can start, Read More

Growing my own food stems from something much bigger; a realisation that I had about why we eat the way we do and it comes down to one thing: cities. Cities are very new in terms of human history, and they have done amazing things for us. These are the hubs of science, education, medicine, Read More

If we we’re supposedly smart enough to put a man on the moon, surely we can figure out how to marry human smarts with natural systems in a way that allows us to exist more harmoniously with the planet as a whole in the places we live and work. This, I believe, will be, Read More

I never thought that I would end up building a career as a foodie, and yet here I am, South Africa’s ‘bush cook’ as people have come to call me. It all started as a happy-go-lucky road trip where I would cook for my friends, but that novelty eventually wore off as time went on, Read More