SAPOC at the Table is a forum for people of colour involved in the food and beverage industry. Founder ISHAY GOVENDER-YPMA explains its roots and purpose
The doors were closed against the hot gusts, typical of a summer day in Woodstock and Salt River, Cape Town’s rapidly gentrifying neighbourhoods. The audience had their gazes fixed ahead at the panel engaged in animated discussion. The topic was titled “Going back
to our roots: a discussion on indigenous ingredients”, and the discussants comprised a former Slow Food Youth Network activist, an indigenous bush doctor, a nutritionist with indigenous food expertise, a fynbos botanist, and an ice-cream maker specialising in African flavours.