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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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Paternoster – an amazing foodie retreat in the Cape that is well off the beaten track.

Paternoster – an amazing foodie retreat in the Cape that is well off the beaten track.

Paternoster is my favourite gourmet retreat in the Western Cape.   It is literally in the middle of nowhere –  two and half hours drive from Cape Town.  Here you can experience a little foodie paradise.  It would be a drawcard just for the food – but there is a reason that the foodies wish to retreat out here – the place is quite simply beautiful. Paternoster is located on a beach on our dry coastline – the West Coast….

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African Relish – a cooking school in a foodie village called Prince Albert

African Relish – a cooking school in a foodie village called Prince Albert

This is a “must” include in a visit to South Africa by any foodies – yes – when you look at the map – it does appear that this little town is in the middle of nowhere – but look more closely and you will see that a visit works well with experiencing the Garden Route area at the same time. The garden route is famous for it beauty, its mountains, its forests, its adrenaline activities – but to me…

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MIDDELVLEI BOERE BRAAI (Farmer BBQ) AND PINOTAGE

MIDDELVLEI BOERE BRAAI (Farmer BBQ) AND PINOTAGE

A great addition to the Stellenbosch winelands is the opportunity for you to experience a traditional South African Braai at Middelvlei Wine Estate.  Braaing (BBQing) is a national passtime in South Africa during summer.  On any summer’s night this is our standard way of entertaining with friends.  In South Africa the most standard Braai always includes red meat – in fact it can include steak, chops, Boerewors (Farmer sausage), chicken (often served as a sosatie – like a kebab), fish,…

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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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