Summer’s bountiful harvest.

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Summer. Wishes to you for a happy, healthy and abundant 2022 from the African Relish team. What better way to start the new year than with a week of cooking classes and being able to use the harvest from our freshly minted Bard garden. The garden is bountiful and rewarding. The Chef’s Café is able ...

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Watch this space. The Bard Garden.

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Breaking ground, the beginnings of a sustainable fork to fork project. We are preparing the land for The Bard Garden. What was once lawn will become a 10 x 15m organic potager garden. The garden is based on permaculture principles and agro-ecological growing techniques. Devised by Brett Bard, the design concept is taken from The ...

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Happiness in the kitchen

Journal & Recipes

Cooking classes We’re happily busy in the kitchen, training, learning and giving cooking classes, furthermore winter is a good time to perfect our skills and learn new recipes for new courses. Indeed snow is on the Swartberg Mountains in view of the cooking school and the kitchen is a hearty place to be. Lockdown classes ...

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The secrets of winter in the Karoo

Journal & Recipes

Winter Warmers. Mid winter and the Karoo is a gem waiting to be visited, definitely the secret season. Warm sunny blue skies during the day although chilly at night. Our Winter Warmer accommodation special is just the trick for a weekend getaway for two, or a school holiday outing family of four. Our cottages have ...

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If music be the food of love play on…

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It’s February – the month of love. There is a lot that we love about our business, and seeing as it is the shortest month of the year we thought we would reflect on its message. More than anything we love the fact that ‘We Are Open’! We love our town and its people, the ...

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All the updated holiday opening hours.

Chef's Café

CHEF’s CAFÉ On the verandah. Updated 24th December, Christmas eve open till 21:00. Closed: 25th December Xmas Day. Open Saturday 26th December Boxing Day from 12:00 to 21:00. Closed: Sunday 27th December. Open: 28th – 31st December, New Years Eve from 09:00 – 21:00 Open: 1st January from 16:00 to 21:00 for Pizza only. Open: ...

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A morning with Anna Tvinnereim

Journal & Recipes

On Saturday 26 January hosted a morning course with a very special baker. Swedish cook and cultural ambassador, Anna Tvinnereim paid a flying visit to Prince Albert, fleeing the Northern winter. On her way back to Cape Town from visiting friends on the Garden Route, she manage squeeze in time for a course. Anna splits ...

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Finally! It’s here

Journal & Recipes

A cooking school should publish a cookbook. It seems an obvious thing, so we did. It’s been a cherished dream of ours to publish a book since we welcomed the first guests into the African Relish Kitchen in early 2009. The plum has never been quite ripe though. It sort of took a back seat ...

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Ferment

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Winter moments and inspiration The winter school holiday is over. The good times we shared with holiday makers and kids in our kitchen is over. In the more quieter moments we have in the kitchen we take time to test new recipes and make use of winter citrus for pickling and preserving. Our chef Camilla received ...

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Foraging the Karoo veld, the dairy and our gardens

Journal & Recipes

One of the new activities we have added to our schedule is a foraging excursion with photographer and local guide Gita Claasen. This post is written by Gita. It outlines the edible landscape that was foraged and the accompanying menu from the cooking class. Foraging in the Karoo “We left early in the morning after coffee ...

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