Life on a Cape Farm

Life on a Cape Farm is a cookbook filled to the brim with delicious meals, stunning food and beautiful photography. It is also a journey through the recipes into the daily activities at Bartholomeus Klip, a busy working wheat and sheep farm with an extensive nature reserve. Twin sisters Lesley and Louise Gillett have woven a tapestry of the flavours and ingredients that form part of the varied menus served at Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse. The first five chapters are devoted to taking the reader through a typical day on the farm, where the transition of time is marked by the daily meal schedule which comprises the farmhouse brunch, tea on the farm, snacks, drinks and nature drives, family feasts and dinner in the conservatory. The latter two are served during the evening but at different venues on the farm. Bring the beauty of the venue and the scrumptious farmstyle cooking into your home when paging through and making the recipes of Life on a Cape Farm!

South African Best Local Cuisine Award for the Gourmand World Cook Book Awards 2014"Life on a Cape Farm" is the winner in South Africa in the category Best Local Cuisine Award for the Gourmand World Cook Book Awards for 2014! We are now competing against winners from other countries in the same category & winners will be announced in May 2014.




Our thanks; Foreword; Twins in the country; Way back when; Farmhouse brunch; Tea on the farm; Snacks, drinks and nature drives; Family feasts; Dinner in the conservatory; Biscuits, breads and jams; Basics; Local pantry; Glossary; Index; Conversion chart


Twin sisters Lesley and Louise Gillett work at Bartholomeus Klip. Lesley is the manager of the farmhouse, and draws on years of experience in the hospitality industry. Louise is the head chef, who has honed her skills in some of the top restaurants in South Africa and the United Kingdom. Life on a Cape Farm is their first cookbook.

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