Braai/Barbecue

Pattypan, zucchini, halloumi & pepper kebabs on the braai / BBQ

Thumbnail image for Pattypan, zucchini, halloumi & pepper kebabs on the braai / BBQ October 3, 2013

  Aldous Huxley wrote: “Several excuses are always less convincing than one.” I could give you several excuses for the lack of posts around here over the past two weeks.  I could say that I caught a stinking cold on 18 September, just before we went on holiday, and I’m still shaking it off.  I […]

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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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Chicken, chorizo and Peppadew potjiekos

Thumbnail image for Chicken, chorizo and Peppadew potjiekos November 2, 2011

  Synergy. It’s a great word – like energy, only better (and despite the way it sounds, no hint of sin!).  It boils down to the notion that a cohesive group is more than the sum of its parts; that a group has the ability to outperform even its best individual member; and that teamwork will produce an overall better […]

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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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Beef brisket with braai (BBQ) sauce potjiekos

Thumbnail image for Beef brisket with braai (BBQ) sauce potjiekos June 5, 2011

  There is a great joke about diets that goes something like this: STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT: The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans of Britons. The French eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans or Britons. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer […]

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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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Whole leg of lamb on the braai/BBQ

July 19, 2010

People often ask me who my favourite chef or cookbook writer is, and I never hesitate to answer Nigel Slater.  His Kitchen Diaries transformed the way I thought about cookbooks – here for the first time was somebody who cooked exactly the way I aspired to – and took aspirational photos to boot!  I love […]

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