Karoo Food

Local cuisine celebrated in books, festivals, recipes and restaurants – with Karoo chefs in attendance.
Karoo, Tequila, Agave, Graaff-Reinet

The Legend of Karoo Tequila

Remember the heady days of Karoo Tequila? That Agave stuff with a kick like a Mexican mule? This is its pickled history.

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The Chef @ The Vic Manor, Cradock

There is a legendary Karoo buffet served every night at Cradock’s Victoria Manor Hotel. Chef Heyla Meyer shares her favourite pudding recipe with us.

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Langbaken – Cheesemakers of the Upper Karoo

The dry reaches of the Upper Karoo make an unlikely terrain for cheese-making. But Langbaken’s produce has won acclaim as far away as Italy.

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Auntie Evelyne’s Lamb Bredie Recipe

In Nieu Bethesda you’ll find Auntie Evelyne’s Eating Place. Evelyne is an instinctive cook, and here is one of her favourite recipes.

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Karoo Cook – The Lowdown on Lamb Pies

Tony Jackman on his love for a Karoo lamb pie.

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Karoo Cook – Kudu Cuisine

In praise of kudu and springbok on a typical Karoo menu.

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Karoo Food Festival, Cradock

Cradock’s Karoo Food Festival 2015

In March 2015, Cradock celebrated its third Karoo Food Festival with characteristic warm-hearted hospitality and great cooking.

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Justin Bonello's Cooked in the Karoo

Justin Bonello: Cooked in the Karoo

Justin Bonello’s new Cooked in the Karoo is a fascinating mix of roadtrip encounters and recipes.

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Prince Albert Food Safari

Prince Albert is one of the most organised, stylish and bountiful ‘foodie towns’ in the Karoo.

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Fifteen Feasts in the Karoo

Discover the authentic food and eating experiences in the Karoo. Go on a foodie safari and find its artisanal cheeses, goat salamis and new crops like pecans and pomegranates.

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