Chicken Potjie

Potjiekos is a South African slow-cooked, stew-like dish cooked over a fire in a potjie. I say stew-like because potjiekos is not really a stew, its cooked with very little liquid and it is not stirred. Potjie translates to ‘small food pot’ and is traditionally a three-legged cast iron pot. It’s similar to the cast iron…

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What is a braai?

Braai Food Odyssey

If you are a South African, you definitely know the answer to that question. So what’s a braai I hear you ask? Braai (short for braaivleis) is Afrikaans meaning a barbecue or picnic where essentially we cook and consume a lot of meat. Braai = cook. Vleis = meat. To braai means to grill (mostly…

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