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It’s all about the braai

Let there be no misunderstandings, I am not a qualified chef, I love cooking, or maybe I should rather say I love cooking outside, yes from time to time I use the stove and an oven, but I am happiest when I can can braai, or cook outside. My first choice is a wood fire, but I will use a kettle braai, or even gas from time to time, although I don’t really consider it a braai, but it still beats standing indoors in front of a stove hands down.

I grew up with “boerekos” and it shows in my cooking, but this is not a “boerekos” website, there are influence from all types of cooking, I am also not a purist in the sense that I will make all of my own sauces or marinades, if I like something I will use it, after all, there is no use re-inventing the wheel.

When I refer to a specific sauce, marinade or spice in a recipe, it is because I like it, not because I got paid to say so, no part of this website gets sponsored or paid for by anyone but myself.

If you are not from South Africa, the following will help you understand terms you might be unfamiliar with.

Braai - The rest of the English speaking world calls it a barbeque (BBQ).

Potjie Kos - It’s a stew like dish cooked in a three legged cast iron pot over the open fire, although the real potjie kos cooks will get a heart attack if you call their potjie a stew.

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