About the book:
In this latest culinary adventure, Justin Bonello and his crew go on a two-year journey into South Africa’s backyard to rediscover the pulse of the Karoo.
Kicking up dust across the semi-desert, Justin is dependent on the legendary hospitality of the people who live there. His mission is simple: to walk in their shoes, to cook with them and to tell the stories of the thirsty land. Catch a glimpse of things you won’t expect in this arid landscape - from the wide-open spaces and endless starry nights to the extraordinary and rare characters that are the heart and soul of this thirsty land. Experience their incredible hospitality, witness their daily struggle to survive and taste the delicious dishes rooted in the kitchens of yesteryear.
Cooked in the Karoo will make you want to pack up your car and travel into this painted landscape – a space where you will rediscover the importance of sometimes just sitting in silence and reconnecting with the essential things in life: good food and creating dust-covered memories with great friends.
WINNER OF THE 2014 GOURMAND WORLD COOKBOOK AWARD IN THE CATEGORY 'BEST CULINARY TRAVEL COOKBOOK'