Terroir is one of the Cape WinelandsÆ most acclaimed restaurants. It is located on the beautiful, family-owned Kleine Zalze wine farm in Stellenbosch where its oak tree-shaded setting is ideal for enjoying an elegant and refined, yet leisurely meal. The chalkboard menu reflects Chef Michael BroughtonÆs ethos: what you leave off the plate is just as important as what you put on it. His deceptively æsimpleÆ dishes û using quality, seasonal ingredients of local, traceable, and ethical provenance û are a sublime marriage of texture and colour, characterised by bold, punchy flavours that remain true to the original ingredients. Terroir û The Cookbook is a culmination of MichaelÆs techniques and skills that he has acquired over the years, a collection of recipes that are authentic and true to the Terroir style, much of which is grounded in the French classics and, by default, technically challenging. However, this is not a book for chefs, but rather for those who want to stretch themselves creatively and technically in the kitchen.