Hope Malau – tales of township childhood through food
Most interestingly, Hope will also be sharing his stories of his past and the way of
life that use to be, exposing the good and the bad; but moreover the resilience of his
culture and its contribution to the way he cooks.
Hope Malau was born in Jouberton, a township near Klerksdorp in the North West province.
He now lives in Cape Town after completing his culinary studies at The Professional
Cooking Academy, Rustenburg. He worked in restaurants, juggling jobs to make rent
and got a job at Media24 as an assistant recipe developer for Drum magazine. After
many years he became Editor, the first black male editor ever. During his time he won
the prestigious Galliova award for the best food writer of the year two years in a row.
Hope’s cooking book Johanne 14 was published in 2017 showcasing his Proudly
South African simple traditional black recipes with a modern touch to it, enhancing the
beautiful flavours of Mzansi.
Price: R3950 pp for the course inclusive
of all meals, recipe handout, listed
excursion and a special African Relish
12:00 Arrive at African Relish and settle in to accommodation.
13:00 Light lunch prepared by Hope and our resident chef Camilla Comins. Meet the
team and discuss schedule.
14:00 Cooking session 1. For your welcome dinner we will be smoking snoek,
making a goat’s stew with pot dumplings, chakalaka with vetkoek, samp and beans.
18:30 Ghost walk and village ramble – Ailsa Tudhope, historian and story teller, takes
you on a journey back in time with tales of ghosts and village rogues from the past.
20:00 Welcome dinner at African Relish
08:00 Visit to Saturday market for some local flavour.
09:00 Breakfast at African Relish
10:00 Cooking session 2. Lunch preparation of spicy chicken livers, potbrood and
marrow butter, atchar, samosas and mageu.
13:00 Light lunch at African Relish
14:30 Cooking session 3. Creating a 3 course meal with ‘Shisa nyama’ style braai, BBQ chicken feet, curried
cabbage, pap and sous, steamed bread and koesisters.
17:00 At leisure.
20:00 Dinner at African Relish where we enjoy the fruits of the day’s culinary endeavours.
09:00 Cooking session 4.
Demo style township breakfast made by Hope and Camilla.
11:00 Depart on onward journey.
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