When asked what sound most describes South Africa, a number of answers are possible. Yet the sound that unifies South Africans all around the world is the sound of a crackling fire. It is the call to come together and enjoy hospitality that is so unique to our people. It is an invitation to eat together, laugh together ... an invitation to share.
South Africa, flavours and traditions invites you on a journey through our richly diverse country with its colourful people and fascinating food. This book tells the story of how, as European settlers moved north to settle farmlands, culinary traditions spread from the Cape into the hinterland, and how indigenous South Africans influenced the legacy of local foods.
Filled with stories and recipes, enjoy the tales of adventure, determination and courage at our table as we serve up this, our South Africa.