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    How to Cook dishes from South Africa

    South Africa South Africa is sometimes known as the "Rainbow Nation", a term coined by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and later adopted by then President Nelson Mandela, which encapsulates the diversity of the country's peoples and cultures. This diversity is also reflected in South African cuisine, which includes cookery practised by indigenous people including the Khoisan, Sotho- and Xhosa-speaking peoples, settler cookery introduced by people of Afrikaner and British descent, the cuisine of the Cape Malay people (people who came from Malaysia and Indonesia, and and introduced many dishes influenced by Malaysian cuisine), and the cuisine of people of Indian descent (influenced by Indian cuisine). Additionally, South African cuisine has taken influences from that of neighboring countries, and this can most clearly been in some dishes that contain traces of Portuguese cuisine - Angola and Mozambique both having been former Portuguese colonies.

    Some popular South African recipes and dishes include:
    • Biltong - Salty, dried, meat (beef, game, or even ostrich), similar to jerky.

    • Bobotie - Bobotie is a Cape Malay dish that resembles a meatloaf with raisins, and with a baked egg on top. The dish is served with various accompaniments such as yellow rice, sambals, banana slices coconut and chutney.

    • Boerewors - A spiral-shaped sausage containing a lot of fat, made from coarsely ground meat (beef mostly, but sometimes also containing lamb and pork), and flavored with spices (allspice, black pepper, cloves, coriander seed, and nutmeg). It is preserved using salt and vinegar, but most be kept refrigerated. There are several different variety of the sausage, and they can be cooked by barbecuing, boiling, broiling or frying.

    • Dröewors - This is dried sausage which is popular as a snack food.

    • Frikkadel - Meatballs with bread, eggs, onions and spices.

    • Mealie bread - A sweetened bread baked with sweetcorn.

    • Potjiekos - A stew containing meat, vegetables, potato or rice, with water or wine added. Fruits or pasta are sometimes added.

    • Sosatie - A Cape Malay dish consisting of mutton marinated with onions, chillies, garlic, curry leaves and tamarind sauce, placed on skewers and then fried or grilled.

    • Tomato bredie (Afrikaans: Tamatiebredie) - Mutton stew, seasoned with cardamom, chillies, cinnamon, cloves and ginger.

    • Vetkoek - Dough, filled with ground (minced) meat or syrup and honey, and then deep-fried.

    • Waterblommetjiebredie - Meat stewed with Cape Pondweed flowers.
    Some popular South African desserts include:
    • Malva pudding - A apricot-flavored sponge-like dessert.

    • Melktert - Melktert is Afrikaans for "milk tart". This dessert consists of a pastry crust containing a creamy filling made from milk, flour, sugar and eggs. Cinnamon is sometimes sprinkled on the surface.

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    South African Cooking in the USA

    By Aileen Wilsen

    Echo Point Books & Media
    Paperback (212 pages)

    South African Cooking in the USA
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    South African cuisine is an exciting and unique blend of African, European, and Eastern cooking traditions distilled through years of diverse and dynamic culture into its own distinct style. Now, thanks to the charming and talented mother-daughter duo, Aileen Wilsen and Kathleen Farquharson, you can make all your favorite South African dishes in the right here in the States! With tips on procuring (or substituting) hard-to-find ingredients as well as accurate and reliable U.S. measurement conversions (so you'll never find yourself searching for a calculator in your kitchen cabinets!), South African Cooking in the USA is the most thorough and easy to follow South African cookbook on the market.

    Inside you'll find over 170 mouth-watering South African dishes, tweaked and perfected for easy and authentic preparation in American kitchens. Ranging from snacks and appetizers, to entrees and decadent desserts, the dishes in South African Cooking in the USA will inspire hundreds of varied and delicious three course meals. Some favorites include:

    • Samoosas
    • Peppadew dip
    • Bunny Chow
    • Bobotie
    • Oxtail Stew
    • Hot Durban Curry
    • Monkeygland Steak
    • Chakalaka
    • Buttermilk Rusks
    • Melktert
    • Hot Cross buns

    …And much more!

    A perfect gift for ex-patriots longing for the taste of home or Americans with a fondness or interest in South Africa, South African Cooking in the USA is an integral part of any respectable cookbook collection.

    The South African Illustrated Cookbook

    By Lehla Eldridge

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    The South African Illustrated Cookbook
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    The South African Illustrated Cookbook is a compilation of recipes dear to South Africans from all walks of life and traditions. It includes Xhosa, Cape Malay, Zulu, English, Indian, Afrikaans, Portuguese and new South African dishes. Illustrator Lehla Eldridge has captured various landmarks - both formal and informal - around South Africa to accompany these local recipes that she has garnered from cooks around the country. Her watercolor illustrations are whimsical, humorous and charming, yet perceptive of the country's rich and varied influences. A wonderful gift for an ex-pat or for the culinary traveler!

    South African Food and Cooking: A Great and Easy Way to Learn South African Cooking!

    By Martha Stephenson

    Released: 2017-03-03
    Kindle Edition (71 pages)

    South African Food and Cooking: A Great and Easy Way to Learn South African Cooking!
    Product Description:
    This book contains many authentic dishes from the country of South Africa. By reading this book you will learn about the cuisine prepared in this country , the style of its cooking, its main dishes, its specialties, its ingredients, and how its ingredients are different and unique from the rest.

    After reading this book, you will have a complete understanding of how to prepare South African food. The recipes have been described in detail along with the exact ingredients and directions.

    The preparation time, servings, quantity of ingredients, description of recipes, and their health benefits, if any, have been outlined in this book. It is impossible to compile a complete list of the country’s cuisine as it may number in the thousands but we have provided you with more than twenty recipes in this book.

    This book is divided in to the following chapters:

    • South African Desserts
    • South African Smoothies
    • South African Salads
    • South African Meat Dishes
    • South African Famous Traditional Dishes

    All you have to do is just get this book as quickly as you can, rush to the grocery store and buy all the ingredients to make these recipes. Plan out your entire week’s menu and introduce South African cooking to your friends and family!

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    African Cooking: for beginners - African Recipes Cookbook (African recipes - African cooking - African Food - African Meals 1)

    By Clara Taylor

    Released: 2015-04-26
    Kindle Edition (47 pages)

    African Cooking: for beginners - African Recipes Cookbook (African recipes - African cooking - African Food - African Meals 1)
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    African Recipes Cookbook for Beginners: Simple, delicious and healthy recipes from all over Africa

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    If the topic about African cuisine mystifies you, you would not be alone. Africa is arguably the world's most diverse region. It is an entire continent with 55 recognised independent states. When it comes to the food, you would be right to assume that there is more to it than meets the eye. is there such thing as African cuisine?

    Africa has got a mixture of indigenous foods, with European, Asian and Middle Eastern influences depending on what region you venture into. This can at times make it very difficult to distinguish between indigenous foods and those that have heavy external influences. At the same time, by recognising the culinary signatures of the cuisines of particular African regions, we are able to trace the outward influence African cuisine has had on other cultures and vice versa, for example the links between West African and South American foods, or evenCaribbean food.

    There used to be no real "African Chefs" because much of the knowledge of African cuisine has not been formalised or viewed in a professional light. Things are changing fast now and some African chefs are emerging. African cuisine is also vastly distinctive from region to region, therefore pairing different types of African cuisines can prove to be tricky. This short book was designed as an introduction for beginners to the rich and blended culinary traditions from various african countries.

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