South African Braii

The history of the South African Braai goes back to when the Dutch settlers first came to South Africa. They brought their traditional cooking style, including a barbecue on one side of the grill and food on a spit over another set. These settlers spent most Saturdays preparing for work by cooking all day at these aprons. The word “braai” predates its use as a verb and means “to roast”. The term combines the Dutch words “brand” for fire and “wrak” for meat.  Where It All Begun The first evidence of barbecuing in South Africa came in 1652 when some ships on their way toRead More →