Pete Goffe-Wood

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Braai Tips

Know your heat source – think about what you are about to cook and how much heat it might need. When cooking multiple types of meatalways put what takes longest on first. Season your meat before you cook it, just before you put it on the grill, it helps the juices form and nice tasty […]

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Curing & Smoking

Curing is the process whereby liquid is removed from a cut of meat or whole bird with the use of salt in order to preserve that meat. There are two methods of curing with salt:  Dry cure – this is where a cut of meat is either very heavily seasoned or completely covered in salt. […]

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Stocks and Sauces

Stocks are flavoured liquids and for the purposes of our recipes, our stocks are flavoured with meat bones and vegetables. Roasting of bones for our meat sauce is important for the colour but be careful, while a dark colour is required too dark or burned will taint your stock and you will have to throw […]

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Pete Goffe-Wood – Food Alchemist

Pete has been a professional chef for the past 31 years. He was classically trained at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks and worked in London for nine years where he cooked in some of the West End’s award winning restaurants. He returned to SA in 1999.

Pete’s work as food alchemist has taken him from the banks of the Chobe river in Namibia to Bangkok, Hanoi and Sydney and to as far a field as Oman in the Persian Gulf. He has also cooked in Paris, Budapest, Stuttgart, Istanbul, Zagreb and Moscow. He is the author of three cookbooks – A Life Digested, Kitchen Cowboys and Blues Restaurant – the essence of Cape Town and has written for numerous publications on a freelance basis. He was a judge on MasterChef SA on M-NET for four seasons and appeared at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown together with comedian, Chris Forrest in a cooking comedy show called Don’t Burn Your Sausage.

Pete is currently judging Ultimate Braai Master on e.tv. He consults for the Majeka House, a boutique hotel in Stellenbosch as well as for Bosjes in the Breede River Valley, and Bazaar on Florida in Durban.