South-Africa - Malva Pudding: A sweet pudding of Dutch origin, Malva Pudding is usually served hot with custard or ice-cream. Made with apricot jam, this typical South African dessert has a spongy, caramelised texture
How to Make Beef Jerky. For most of human history, the only way to preserve meat was to dry it into jerky. While new methods of meat preservation have now been developed (freezing, chemicals, and so on) many people still enjoy the flavor.
Umqombothi is an uniquely South African type of beer. It is made with corn, sorghum, yeast, and water. It isnt anything like your typical beer you might get at the bar; it has a very thick consistency, a low alcohol content, and a very strange appearance. Umqombothi is traditionally served from a communal drum called a gogogo, where one serves themselves.
This extremely spicy dish is called chakalaka (as in don't-eat-it-by-itself-because-your-mouth-will-catch-fire-and-explode spicy). It is a relish made of vegetables and spices, served with pap or bread (to tone down the spice). There are many different variations on recipes; each family makes it a little differently.
Here is the nutritional label from Molson Canadian, a 100% Canadian beer originating from Vancouver, BC. This beverage has about half the calories, sodium, and carbohydrates; hardly any fibre or protein; and no fats, sugar, or any vitamins or minerals. Compared to the Umqombothi food label, it appears quite empty!