Rivendell Wine Estate invites the whole family for a Lockdown Recipe Storytelling Book (LRSB) festival on Heritage Day paying tribute to South Africa’s rich and diverse culinary culture and ‘komvandaan’.
Directly translated ‘komvandaan’ means ‘where we come from” – a colloquial term that describes the food and stories which have shaped the lives of so many people across communities in South Africa.
The Festival serves as a platform to present the Lockdown Storytelling Recipe Book. The Lockdown Recipe Storytelling Book group is a Facebook initiative, curated by television personality and businesswoman, Ingrid Jones, started in early 2020, when South Africans faced the first hard lockdown and many conversations had to be moved online. The collection of tales culminated in a heritage recipe book that pays homage to and celebrates the people of South Africa, their food memories and their stories.
Food stalls offer a range of hot meals, preserves (jams, pickles, atchars and konfyts), pies, samoosas and koeksisters, frozen meals and pastries, as well as various sweet options, amongst other delicious savouries. The day’s programme includes cooking demonstrations by leading chefs and celebrity cooks, food, wine and gin tastings, storytelling, entertainment, poetry readings by revered local artists, book discussions and signing, a cooking competition and much more. There is a play area for the children and some great prizes to be won.
All proceeds from tickets sales go directly to an organisation in the area and forms part of the LRSB group’s commitment to supporting communities and organisations during this difficult time as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect many.
Venue: Rivendell Wines, Cnr of R43 and, R44, Bot River
Time: 9am to 4pm