Legend has it that Roman soldiers brought stinging nettles to Britain as they used the plants for “urtification”. That is, they beat themselves with the herb to encourage surface blood circulation in an effort to keep warm in England’s cold and damp climate.
It is really cold in the Winelands this week, but luckily we don’t have to resort to “urtification” to keep warm!
Chef Chris has foraged some stinging nettles from a neighbouring farm and today the intense green soup he made from it, keeps our guests warm with its bright colour and smooth warmness.
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