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Cook Cape Town

Cook Cape Town

Duration:4 hours total
Languages:Offered in English and German

About your host

As born-and-bred Capetonians and professional storytellers, Brandon and I love sharing what we know about food and culture in the Mother City. In our work as food writers, editors and authors we seek out the story-behind-the-story, which is what I’ll share with you as we cook together. Brandon is my husband and co-author on the book cook. better.
Nikki & Brandon
Nikki & Brandon
Nikki & Brandon
Nikki & Brandon

What we’ll do

You’ll be welcomed into our home to master two Cape classics: The bobotie our mothers cooked for us (this is a baked dish of mildly spiced, minced lamb) and malva pudding, a wildly popular South African dessert that became my focus for a research project and published article about its origins. Through these authentic recipes we'll look at technique, the provenance of local ingredients and how to…

What else you should know

If you'd like to book a specific date and it's not on the calender, just drop us a message and let's see if we can arrange it for you!

What I’ll provide

Lunch (bobotie and malva) Dairy and almonds are included in the ingredients. Please be in touch before booking if you have any food allergies.

What to bring

If you enjoy wine, a bottle of local Viognier or Chenin Blanc will pair well with the bobotie!
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Where you'll be

We will cook in my kitchen at home. Brandon and I live in a cosy cottage that has a lot of family history and a decidedly vintage style. This is where I spend many hours testing and developing recipes, prepping for food shoots and cooking meals for the people I love.

Things to keep in mind

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like your needs to be accommodated.

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also consider that consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry,…

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

If you'd like to book a specific date and it's not on the calender, just drop us a message and let's see if we can arrange it for you!
Nikki & Brandon
Cook Cape Town
20 reviews
20 reviews