Foods of South Africa: The Roots
Mishek (left) and Cledwyn (right) before the awesome fires of Mzoli’s in Guguletu Township, outside of Cape Town I haven’t been denying it to anyone: my favorite experience during a nine-day gastronomic juggernaut through South Africa was rolling into the poverty-stricken but completely joyful township of Guguletu with Cledwyn Tyler, my guide [...]
The grinding of corn to make mielie-meal is a very important food preparation technique in South Africa. The traditional way (displayed in the photo) would be to finely grind up corn by hand with two large stones. The alternate, and much more commonly used way is to use a corn mill, which grinds the corn for you!
A braai is a big part of South African culture (there's even a designated holiday for them!). A braai is a get together of friends, family, and neighbors to enjoy some South African barbecue. Meat, like boerewors, would be cooked with South African spice blends, and served in large quantities.