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South African Soul Food! What do Black South Africans traditionally eat?

South African Soul Food! What do Black South Africans traditionally eat?

The cuisine is not rated as a gourmet cuisine in this country and as such it is very much a home cuisine that you will not find easily in our restaurants.  As 80% of our population are black, it is really important to sample this cuisine if you are wanting to experience a taste of our local cuisine!   The staple diet of our people is maize. For the vast majority of tribes, the main ingredient in all meals is…

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Mzoli’s – a truly African experience in a township in Cape Town

Mzoli’s – a truly African experience in a township in Cape Town

Mzoli’s is a smash hit among both the township locals and visitors to the Cape who are keen to get a feel of “real” Africa.   Mzoli’s is an African food BBQ/Braai restaurant located in the heart of Gugulethu township.  In Africa a meal is not complete unless there is meat!  So, whatever you do, do not take your vegetarian friends with you! Note that in order to get there you have venture into the township areas of Cape Town…

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Get your hands dirty and come and experience African Cooking in Cape Town

Get your hands dirty and come and experience African Cooking in Cape Town

Many years ago I was on a township educational tour in Langa.  Out of the side of my eye I spotted a sign that said Eziko Cooking & Catering School.  I quickly jotted down the number and added it to my “to do” list to go and explore.  Being a typical white South African it took me a long time to set up the meeting as I was scared to drive into a “township” on my own.  How sad is…

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A Cooking School in the Langa Township in Cape Town – The Eziko Cooking and Catering School

A Cooking School in the Langa Township in Cape Town – The Eziko Cooking and Catering School

The Eziko Cooking and Catering School, located in the heart of Langa Township just 15kms from the centre of Cape Town, was established in 1996 by a former Langa High School teacher, Victor Mguqulwa. His mission is to address the unemployment that strikes the township communities. While teaching at the local school Victor noticed that there was a high interest in the cooking programmes and competitions at the school. He realized that by providing youngsters with cooking skills they would…

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