Long-time local resident, Carol Leipold, who sadly passed away in January this year, was well known for her hospitality and cooking skills. Thanks to her friends, Rose Plane and Carol Groenewald, some of her favourite recipes have now been compiled into an attractive book entitled Cockle’s Kitchen.

Carol, whose nickname was ‘Cockle’, was married to Max Leipold, an Italian by birth and a lover of good food. With his encouragement, it was hardly surprising that Carol embarked upon a career in the catering business. Carol had deep roots in Hermanus, where her maternal grandfather was a prominent member of the local community in the twenties. As owner of The Marine Hotel, he was a pioneer in encouraging tourism to what was then a small fishing village.

The launch of Cockle’s Kitchen will include a silent auction of the original artwork used to illustrate the book.

Carol’s delightful cookbook will be launched at the United Church Hall at 17:00 on Friday 1 November. Some of the illustrations included in the book will form part of a silent auction at the launch, and all proceeds from the sale of Cockle’s Kitchen will go to Overstrand Hospice.

The cost of the book is R200 per copy and can be purchased at the launch either in cash or by credit card. Copies of the book can also be pre-ordered by making an EFT payment to: PJL Groenewald; Standard Bank; Current Account No. 071469222; Bank Code 02500; Reference: your surname followed by your first name

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