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A Sublime Marriage of Texture and Colour in Michael Broughton’s New Cookbook Terroir

Terroir The CookbookStruik Lifestyle presents Terroir: The Cookbook by chef Michael Broughton, out now:

Terroir is one of the Cape Winelands’ most acclaimed restaurants. It is located on the beautiful, family owned Kleine Zalze winefarm in Stellenbosch where its oak tree shaded setting is ideal for enjoying an elegant and refined, yet leisurely meal. The chalkboard menu reflects chef Michael Broughton’s ethos: what you leave off the plate is just as important as what you put on it. His deceptively simple dishes – using quality, seasonal ingredients of local, traceable, and ethical provenance – are a sublime marriage of texture and colour, characterised by bold, punchy flavours that remain true to the original ingredients.

Terroir is a culmination of Michael’s techniques and skills that he has acquired over the years, a collection of recipes that are authentic and true to the Terroir style, much of which is grounded in the French classics and, by default, technically challenging. However, this is not a book for chefs, but rather for those who want to stretch themselves creatively and technically in the kitchen.

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About the author

Self-taught chef Michael Broughton started cooking in Johannesburg where he opened his first restaurant in 1997 to critical acclaim. In 2003, Michael became executive chef of the Mount Grace Country House & Spa. His dream of starting a restaurant in the Cape winelands became a reality in the shape of Terroir, which opened in October 2004. In keeping with Michael’s vision to create ‘terroir driven food’ matched to wines of the region, the provenance of locally sourced ingredients remains a key focus. Michael travels widely, reads avidly, and eating out and networking with fellow chefs are all part of his ongoing ‘research and development’ process. With Michael at the helm, Terroir has achieved a number of prestigious awards over the years.

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