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South African recipe: Beef Wellington

South African recipe: Beef Wellington

With South Africans celebrating National Braai Day in September there’s no doubt that this month’s recipe should include some meat on the fire!  Not that we need an excuse to braai but everything just tastes better on the braai and in this case, it’s the...
Elizabeth Dijkman: the mother of Afrikaans cooking

Elizabeth Dijkman: the mother of Afrikaans cooking

On this day 176 years ago, Elizabeth Dijkman was born. Of course, few people know this name – but it’s one Afrikaners in particular should pay attention to. Elizabeth would go on to publish the first Afrikaans cooking book called ‘Di Suid Afrikaanse kook-koek en...
A South African Christmas feast

A South African Christmas feast

South African emigrants can literally be found all over the world. We are indeed the scatterlings of Africa – filling the rest of the world with wonder and magic which we’re quite sure they’ll thank us for at some stage And so, you may find yourself having a...