Events – Braai the Beloved Country

Braai, the Beloved Country: the 2012 round-up

Thumbnail image for Braai, the Beloved Country: the 2012 round-up September 24, 2012

Well, the English have their chicken tikka masala; the Italians their pizza; the French their escargots; 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

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Prosciutto & Parmesan-stuffed pork loin – and win a book in my barbecue event!

Thumbnail image for Prosciutto & Parmesan-stuffed pork loin – and win a book in my barbecue event! August 28, 2012

The braai. Aaah yes, that institution of South African social life, practised and beloved by all of us, whether abroad or at home.  So revered, in fact, that South Africans even created a day to celebrate the braai. Officially, 24 September every year is Heritage Day, the day when we celebrate South Africa’s rich cultural heritage and […]

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Braai, the Beloved Country: the 2011 roundup

Thumbnail image for Braai, the Beloved Country: the 2011 roundup September 29, 2011

  Aaah, the South African braai.  That thing of legends that strikes fear into the hearts of English neighbours but brings South African neighbours together.  The cross-cultural, non- language-biased, age-neutral activity that all South Africans indulge in with an equal fervour.  Because, let’s be honest – who can resist the smell of food cooking over […]

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My Corfu love affair… and whole seabass on the barbecue

Thumbnail image for My Corfu love affair… and whole seabass on the barbecue September 22, 2011

  When I was at school, one of my favourite books that I read over and over was Gerald Durrell’s My Family and Other Animals.  I remember being fascinated by his stories of childhood, a childhood so completely different to mine as to be unimagineable.  Bizarrely, the thing that stuck with me most is that […]

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Braai, the Beloved Country 2011

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  Sadly, I can’t invite ALL of you over to my house for a braai, but I can invite you to join me in celebrating South Africa’s National Braai Day again this year on 24 September with my annual braai/BBQ event Braai, the Beloved Country.  For some inspiration on the kinds of things you might […]

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It’s National Braai/BBQ Day – here’s the braai recipe roundup!

Thumbnail image for It’s National Braai/BBQ Day – here’s the braai recipe roundup! September 24, 2010

The French have their onion soup. The Americans have their apple pie. The Germans have their Bratwurst and Sauerkraut. What do we South African have? Well, to my mind nothing defines us (in a culinary sense, anyway!) better than a braai. As a South African abroad, there are few things that make me homesick as […]

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Lamb sosaties revisited – and a BBQ event!

Thumbnail image for Lamb sosaties revisited – and a BBQ event! September 6, 2010

  Please remember to vote for me in the South African Blog Awards where I am a finalist in the Best Food and Best Overseas Blog categories!  You can vote once a day till 17 September.  Thanks! Yes, I know it’s Monday, not Sunday, but I had 25 people at my house on Saturday, a […]

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