Summer on the Verandah

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Holiday season at the Café The African Relish Café is open and firing, just in time for the busy season in Prince Albert. Our kitchen team, led by chef Camilla Comins, has created a menu that is simple and light. All perfect for balmy summer evenings. The café is set on the verandah of our ...

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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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SPRING TO ATTENTION !

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September has really seen a Spring glow at African Relish. We’ve hosted two delicious food master-class courses, fed and watered the brave souls from two cycle tours, and welcomed a number of guests for cooking experiences with resident chef Camilla Comins. FRENCH COOKING WITH MYNHARDT JOUBERT AND LABORIE WINES Our first master class of the ...

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The joy of Vegan cooking

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Dr Brett Bard and chef Camilla Comins hosted a Vegan course for Cape Town based product developers. Our guests spent a half day sourcing and picking vegetables at Brett’s Tortoiseback Vegan Haven. A full day was spent in the kitchen creating wonderful vegan dishes, omitting sugar and gluten as well. This seemed like a challenge ...

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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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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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Foraging the Karoo veld, the dairy and our gardens

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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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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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