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5 worth-it recipes for West Coast Mussels

5 worth-it recipes for West Coast Mussels

As any South African who loves their seafood will tell you, West Coast Mussels are delicious! Mussels are quickly becoming one of South Africa’s biggest exports and Saldanha Bay on the West Coast is the epicentre of this industry.   Why mussels love the West...
South Africa’s liquid gold currency

South Africa’s liquid gold currency

Beside wine and beer, what other alcohol is South Africa famous for? If you’re a brandy lover, you’ll know the answer – it’s South African Brandy! So, let’s take a closer look at South Africa’s liquid gold currency.   What is brandy? Let’s start at the beginning....
Planning a Thai braai

Planning a Thai braai

Thai food and spices are popular across the world. Delicate and fragrant Thai spices can literally ‘spice’ up any meal and braais are no exception. Som Tam (a spicy papaya salad) is known for its spiciness, and is a famous example. But in fact, Thai food has five...
Where to find Kook en Geniet

Where to find Kook en Geniet

Kook en Geniet, also published in English as Cook and Enjoy It, is a famous South African recipe book written by Stoffelina (Ina) Johanna Adriana De Villiers who was born on the 24th of February 1919 and passed away on the 20th of December 2010. Today Kook en Geniet...
Add a South African flavour to your expat Christmas

Add a South African flavour to your expat Christmas

Christmas can be a challenging time for South African expats living abroad. If your family and friends are not with you and you haven’t yet had the chance to create your own network, it can be a lonely time as you hanker for that good old South African festive spirit....