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A glorious weekend exploring Indian Food with Reza Mahammed

If you can, do yourself a favour and call African Relish, the Cookery School in Prince Albert, and get your name on the waiting list for next year’s course hosted by the unplayable BBC personality and chef extraordinaire; Reza Mahammed. What a weekend!! It was a mesmerising display of colour and layers of exotic flavours bursting forth in the amazing food that Reza helped us all prepare, and consume, with great gusto, ably supported by Vanie Padayachee and her team.
With his boundless and infectious energy he has an unique ability to communicate the somewhat alien techniques required to produce some of the most delectable Indian food, we all agreed, we have tasted. It has been a memorable few days of raitas, chapattis, daals, tempering spices, masalas, vegetable concoctions, biting through loin of lamb tenderised to the consistency of Turkish Delight, green spicy prawns, stir-fries and crunchy salads.
African Relish is a beautifully conceived and designed Cookery School in the most unlikely of locations, in the restful and charming town of Prince Albert, at the feet of the Swartberg mountains on the edge of the great expanse of the Karoo. It maybe four hours from Cape Town by car, but worth the adventure as the journey takes you through some of the most dramatic scenery in the Cape.


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November 23, 2010 at 04:11 PM

Love the MO!

November 26, 2010 at 04:11 PM

Jo thanks for this. The pictures are stunning and the blog wonderful. Tx so much. What a great weekend. I am already looking forward to next years weekend.

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