Summer’s bountiful harvest.

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Summer. Wishes to you for a happy, healthy and abundant 2022 from the African Relish team. What better way to start the new year than with a week of cooking classes and being able to use the harvest from our freshly minted Bard garden. The garden is bountiful and rewarding. The Chef’s Café is able ...

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Happiness in the kitchen

Journal & Recipes

Cooking classes We’re happily busy in the kitchen, training, learning and giving cooking classes, furthermore winter is a good time to perfect our skills and learn new recipes for new courses. Indeed snow is on the Swartberg Mountains in view of the cooking school and the kitchen is a hearty place to be. Lockdown classes ...

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The secrets of winter in the Karoo

Journal & Recipes

Winter Warmers. Mid winter and the Karoo is a gem waiting to be visited, definitely the secret season. Warm sunny blue skies during the day although chilly at night. Our Winter Warmer accommodation special is just the trick for a weekend getaway for two, or a school holiday outing family of four. Our cottages have ...

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Action! It’s autumn, behind masks.

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Is there a change of season in the Karoo? Temperatures do begin to drop from April, the later sunrise and earlier sunset become more exquisite to watch, and local tourists make their way into the cooler landscape for cycling and exploring. African Relish enjoys the autumn with it’s holiday season and the activities we share ...

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Culinary adventures in the Karoo

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As summer beckons. The weather is treating us well. We’re planting up our vegetable boxes with aubergine, basil, peppers, chilli, rocket, spinach and  radishes and we have finished our spring cleaning. Thank you to the many loyal local travellers and new adventurers for visiting us as lockdown regulations ease. And here’s to those first international ...

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For the fun of cooking.

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A 2020 beginning. It’s 2020. Summer is here. School is back. Holidays are over. The African Relish team has gathered in the shade of the verandah for a breather and our first weekly meeting to plan the year ahead. 2019 was a bumper year where we hosted more guests than ever before.  We aim, through ...

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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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Summer is cooking

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Halfway through October already, and we have a busy class calendar and a new lunch menu. There are a variety of classes on our calendar to choose from 19 October – Flavours of the East 23 October – Karoo on a plate 25 October – Baking sweet and savoury 25 October – South African Classics ...

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Charcuterie with Neil Jewell – Chef’s Diary

Journal & Recipes

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

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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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