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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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.

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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

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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

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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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Winter Warmers with recipes

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The past week it became evident that winter is kicking in at full swing and hearty. Winter warmers are on the menu. We had some locals join us from George to help us celebrate one of the most magical times of the year. Willem en Alba Klopper had a fantastic time exploring flavours of Indian ...

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Charcuterie with Neil Jewell – Chef’s Diary

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We recently had the pleasure of hosting Charcuterie master Neil Jewell in our kitchen at African Relish. Neil & Charlie As usual, we were quite a big group and everyone was captivated by Neil’s energy, knowledge and passion for not only food, but the art of charcuterie. Neil and his pork supplier, Charlie brought a ...

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