Babel is one of those books, that makes the trip out to Babylonstoren near Franschhoek to buy a copy, well worth the effort. Otherwise only available in select Woolworths stores, we have secured a small stock at Chefs Warehouse, but be quick, they won’t be here for long.

Babylonstoren is one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms. In recent years it has become much more than that. The 200 hectare farm is home to vineyards, a fruit and vegetable garden of botanical diversity, Babel restaurant and an exclusive farm hotel including spa and gym facilities, with access to the entire farm.

Babel is the first cookbook from Babylonstoren. It incorporates all aspects of Babel, including dishes and the way the farm is part of the daily running of the restaurant. Known for their colourful and unusual salads (red, green orange) and fresh squeezed drinks, the idea is ‘little to no fuss’, and honest food. All this and more in this beautiful cookbook, we can’t wait for the next one.

Babel by Maranda Engelbrecht: R390