Today South Africa is characterised by the kaleidoscope of cultures, traditions and religions that brought about the term Rainbow Nation. Without doubt a great way to experience the diversity of cultures is through the local food, often referred to as the Rainbow Cuisine. For the daring diner, South Africa offers culinary adventures ranging from crocodile and mopane worms to Ostrich eggs.
South African lemon meringue pie. This is a classic South African favourite and differs from its North American counterpart because the filling calls for egg yolks, lemon juice and condensed milk; where theirs is what we would call “lemon curd”. Having tasted both, I have to say that ours is my best. (But they have pumpkin pie, which we don’t!)