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So the English have their chicken tikka masala; the Italians their pizza; the Mexicans their tacos; and the Americans their apple pie. Each nationality seems to have one meal that they embrace 100% and make their own, build legends around, and present to the world as their culinary shorthand. And South Africans?  We have the braai (pronounced to rhyme with fry).  On the surface, it’s just another way of cooking meat, this time on an open fire outdoors. But a braai is far more than that:  it is a cross-cultural, non language-biased, age-neutral activity that all South Africans indulge in with an equal fervour;  and that South African expats can happily indulge in anywhere to alleviate their homesickness.  In fact, we love it so much, we even created a day to celebrate the braai: 24 September every year is Heritage Day, the day when we celebrate South Africa’s rich cultural heritage and diversity.  But as interesting as what makes us diverse, is what makes us the same:  we all love a good braai.  So a couple of years ago, we also started celebrating a cheeky unofficial holiday on 24 September:  National Braai Day.  Click here for a full portion →

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