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The Test Kitchen cookbook launched

By , 2 October 2023



This month sees the launch of the first-ever cookbook from acclaimed chef Luke Dale Roberts. It is a 520-page hardcover release that celebrates the cuisine of The Test Kitchen, his pioneering fine dining destination that was based in Woodstock, Cape Town.

The book is a project that has been five years in the making, started while The Test Kitchen was at the peak of its fame, and before the shutdowns of the Covid-19 pandemic forced its closure.

During its 11-year run, The Test Kitchen was hailed the complexity of its food and the cookbook is therefore not aimed at your everyday chef, functioning more as a memoir and treatise. That said, care has been taken to break down the recipes into specific steps, to make them achievable for passionate cooks working in a well-equipped home kitchen.

The Test Kitchen cookbook is published by Penguin Random House South Africa and sells for R1500.


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    Colin | 11 October 2023

    Curious to see the value of this in a normal kitchen. Who cooks with foams, smears and obscure ingredients for a dinner for a family?

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