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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Charcuterie in our kitchen – Chef’s diary

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Keeping it local. As a chef I am really privileged to be able to work with high quality local produce that’s on my doorstep, or at the most a phone call away. Anything from organic venison to full fat Guernsey dairy.  Gay’s Dairy is a local gem that recently gave birth to ‘The Meat Room’ where I buy my ...

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Easy cooking and creativity that inspires.

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Guest blog and photographs by Gita Claassen Creativity needs to be fed. This universal truth is known and often forgotten about by self-confessed creatives like myself when we get so stuck in constantly producing that we neglect filling up what we pour out. I’ve often found that the best way to feed one’s creativity and ...

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The sweetness of mid summer. News, Valentines, cycling and a recipe.

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In our kitchen we love the heat of summer and the ripe fruit it produces. Dishes we have been cooking include local plums, figs, pomegranates and pineapples from our neighbours. We’re pleased that this season a growing number of overseas visitors are enjoying the Karoo summer and have completed our popular Karoo Classics and newly introduced South ...

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Kitchen confidential – diary update.

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We have been blessed over the years to have had many visiting chefs and students in the African Relish kitchen. Keeping the wheels turning is a resident team of chef and host along with our manager; sous chef; waitrons; scullers and trainees. We are proud to announce that our three local interns, Claudia Louw, Donovan Ontong and ...

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Plum jam, picnic baskets and wedding feasts.

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Summer has arrived in abundance. The cooking school has been busy hosting our anytime classes plus both of our favourite gourmet getaway teachers; Chef Stef Marais and the Boss of Bacon Richard Bosman. A good blend of skills and fun was had by all in both these culinary weekends. We look forward to confirming dates of ...

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Prince Albert Winter School

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Prince Albert Winter School  7 – 16 August 2015 This years Winter School runs over 10 days. Starting over the coming long weekend this creative programme covers courses and excursions with local experts and skilled artisans. Options include cookery, jewellery-making, yoga, blacksmithing, interior design, camera skills, storytelling, star-gazing, poetry readings, art films and talks, oil ...

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