Featuring over 100 recipes, The Gourmet Cookbook celebrates five years of food, and recipes, garnered from the pages of Condé Nast House & Garden Gourmet magazine. 

From aspirational yet easy-to-follow dishes by some of South Africa’s top chefs (David Higgs, Peter Tempelhoff, Chris Erasmus) and food icons (Susan Greig, Andrea Burgener, Judy Badenhorst) to the coveted recipes of home cooks as well as the editor’s own specialties, these pages focus on a range of accessible and delicious everyday dishes.

The Gourmet Cookbook is divided into five chapters – Aperitifs & Appetizes, Starters, Mains, Sides & Salads and Dessert. And there are accompanying menu suggestions to tailor-make a stylish dinner party, an al fresco lunch, a festive feast or a laid-back family meal.

About the author

Bernadette Le Roux Gourmet editor has published two cookbooks, has worked in publishing for 15 years and is co-owner of Cafe Roux in Noordhoek.

Bernadette le Roux is also the author of a number of cookbooks, including the acclaimed Prickly Pears and Pomegranates — co-authored with her mother Marianne Palmer — which won a World Gourmand Award in Paris for Best Local Cookbook (2009). Best known for her uncomplicated 'real' recipes as presented in her second book, Roots, Shoots & Leaves, as well as her engaging voice as author of South African chef Reuben Riffel's Reuben Cooks Local, Bernadette has become known to a wider audience through her editorship of Condé Nast House & Garden Gourmet. She is also part owner of  family-run Café Roux restaurants in Noordhoek and Cape Town's Shortmarket Street. The Gourmet Cookbook is her fourth book of recipes.