A testament to The Test Kitchen: Luke Dale Roberts releases long-awaited cookbook

Throughout his career, across critically acclaimed restaurants and earning a string of global awards, chef Luke Dale Roberts has always let his food do the talking. Until now. October 2023 sees the launch of Dale Roberts’ first-ever cookbook, a remarkable 520-page hardcover release that celebrates the game-changing cuisine of The Test Kitchen, his pioneering fine dining destination that cemented Cape Town’s reputation as the culinary capital of Africa. Across dozens of recipes – from Starters and Palate Cleansers, to Main Courses and Cocktails  – Dale Roberts unpacks the founding of The Test Kitchen, his personal culinary philosophy, and the inspiration behind so many of the restaurant’s most remarkable dishes. “I’m very proud of what we’ve done. It’s been a lot of work and has definitely been a labour of love,” says Dale Roberts at the cookbook’s launch event on 27  October at Salon restaurant. “But I’m happy that it took longer than what it was meant to, because we were able to use the evolution of The Test Kitchen to add new dishes to the book,” he adds. Image: Supplied “It’s a cookbook, but it’s also a tribute to the work that I’ve done over the past decade,” says Dale … Continue reading A testament to The Test Kitchen: Luke Dale Roberts releases long-awaited cookbook