A morning with Anna Tvinnereim

Journal & Recipes, News

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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Samoosas of the Great Karoo

Journal & Recipes

Every chef, each and every cook, has a repertoire of go-to recipes for catering a gathering. One of the standards on an African Relish function menu, surprisingly enough, is the humble samoosa. In the hands of our kitchen team though, this scrumptious little starter is far from humble. The story of the African Relish samoosa ...

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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 !

Journal & Recipes

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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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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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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Winter is here

Journal & Recipes

Kids in the Kitchen Andrew and Tessa Brandt and their active young boys Liam and James visited our kitchen this week. Our winter days are lovely and sunny with chilly mornings and evenings. Our local gardens are filled with blooming aloes and the vegetable gardens are packed with winter greens. The family stayed in our lovely Akkedis ...

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A feast of flavours

Journal & Recipes

It was a magical week once again in the African Relish kitchen as we conjured up a feast of flavours not only from our own garden, but from our local producers and supplier alike. Always working with what is seasonally available, we focused on adding flavour to your food and the difference a good sauce ...

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