An autumnal note – update of forthcoming events, cooking classes & news

News

The Cooking School Chef Hendry continues to host an array of cooking classes. Visiting chefs include Mynhardt Joubert, Recipes for Love and Murder 20 – 23 May Nina Timm, A Feast of Winter Comforts 5 – 7 August Gordon Wright – a weekend of Karoo Food July 8 – 10 Loubie Rusch: The Edible Landscape 14 ...

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Getting ready for the summer holidays or a wedding?

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African Relish gets festive in the Karoo. It is soon time for the school holidays and festive celebrations or even a wedding for the summer. Our foodie haven has the following offerings to tempt you.  Gifts  The deli has three gift bag options – our cloth tote bag filled with a bottle of red wine, ...

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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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Veld botanicals and foraging tour with Dr Sue Dean

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On Saturday 23 June, Dr Sue Dean and three African Relish guests ventured up the Gordon Koppie to forage and explore what the veld had to offer. Canadian Marie-Louise and Joburg based friends Mary and Jonathan enjoyed their morning sourcing material for their cooking class with resident chef Camilla Comins. Plants on the Koppie They had a ...

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Easter in our Karoo Kitchen with Karen Dudley

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African Relish hosted an Easter cooking weekend with Karen Dudley in our Karoo kitchen.   Good Friday Friday afternoon after a lovely lunch cooked by Camilla and her team, dinner preparation started in full swing. Karen demonstrated how to debone and marinade legs of lamb for Saturday dinner. Friday dinner started with a duck salad. ...

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Mid summer winners and recipe.

Journal & Recipes

Reflecting and looking forward. In amongst the hustle and bustle of the cooking school and restaurant over the summer holidays and busy new year we still managed to reflect on the last year. To remind ourselves of our Karoo culinary adventure we started almost ten years ago and what it means to us. A celebration ...

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New Beginnings – Chef’s Diary

Journal & Recipes

From Soil to Plate A truly magical time of the year is upon us. As the season changes, it’s out with the old and in with the new. And in the spirit of new beginnings, we’ve added 12 new boxes to our ever growing vegetable garden. The new additions to our family are peas, beetroot, kohlrabi, broad-beans, ...

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When Ireland comes to the Karoo – Chef Jaco’s diary

Journal & Recipes

Emerald Isle visitors to African Relish We recently welcomed two guests from Ireland at African Relish. It was wonderful to show them a true, heart warming summer Karoo welcome. A Karoo Culinary Experience After a wholesome breakfast the day begins with a tour of Prince Albert town. This included a cheese tasting at Gay’s dairy , an ...

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Charcuterie in our kitchen – Chef’s diary

Journal & Recipes

Keeping it local. As a chef I am really privileged to be able to work with high quality local produce that’s on my doorstep, or at the most a phone call away. Anything from organic venison to full fat Guernsey dairy.  Gay’s Dairy is a local gem that recently gave birth to ‘The Meat Room’ where I buy my ...

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Easy cooking and creativity that inspires.

News

Guest blog and photographs by Gita Claassen Creativity needs to be fed. This universal truth is known and often forgotten about by self-confessed creatives like myself when we get so stuck in constantly producing that we neglect filling up what we pour out. I’ve often found that the best way to feed one’s creativity and ...

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