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Recommendations for The Karoo Cookbook
Author: Rose Willis
Publisher: Random House Struik
Cape Town, 2009
Soft cover, 21x30 cm, 160 pages, numerous colour photographs
Traditionelle Rezepte köstlicher und bodenständiger deftiger und süßer Speisen aus der nur vordergründig spröden Karoo in Südafrika.
From the earliest days of South Africa's history, food has set the social scene in the Karoo.
It was a treat, a reward, and a way to welcome guests and bid farewell to friends. Karoo food is as limitless as the land - vast, diverse, all consuming.
And like the land, the cuisine captivates visitors, enticing them back time and time again to experience the culinary delights.
The collection of recipes in The Karoo Cookbook portrays this region's diverse social fabric.
And, while some dishes such as Mutton Bredie and Venison Stew are rooted in tradition, others like Beef Fillet with Anchovy Stuffing or Karoo 'Oysters' with Wild Mushrooms and Red Wine Sauce are as modern and adventurous as tomorrow.
The recipes in The Karoo Cookbook have been gathered from those who live (or have lived) in and love the Karoo.
These warm, hospitable people all enjoy entertaining and have generously contributed their recipes so that others may bring some of the magic of this place into their own homes.