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Dear Government

Here’s something that is probably going to be talked about a lot around the braai fires in the next few weeks. Gareth Cliff wrote the following letter to our SA government and I couldn’t agree more. What do you think? Dear Government OK, I get it, the President isn’t the only one in charge. The ANC believes in “collective responsibility” (So that nobody has to get blamed when things get screwed up), so I address this to everyone in government – the whole lot of you – good, bad and…

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Beware of alcohol on Braai Day

Collin came home from the pub late one Friday evening stinking drunk, as he often did, and crept into bed beside his wife who was already asleep. He gave her a peck on the cheek and fell asleep. When he awoke he found a strange man standing at the end of his bed wearing a long flowing white robe. “Who the hell are you?” Demanded Collin, “and what are you doing in my bedroom?” The mysterious Man answered, “This isn’t your bedroom and I’m St Peter”. Collin was stunned “You…

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History and Importance of the first Braai

Good day Braai fans. Here’s some interesting info I found on www.scienceinafrica.co.za. It just shows you how important the braai really is. The use of fire is one of the key tools that marked the difference between early ape men, and their primate cousins. Fire also marked the start of mankind’s long march from being a common snack for predators to being the world’s most successful predator.

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Braai Fit For A King – With a putu pap recipe

As a South African, I feel every man should know how to get a great Braai going, from starting the fire to creating great African meals. As we all know a great braai comes from how you pack your coals, we all have a personal preference, Charcoal, Briquettes, or Wood. I am not a follower of gas braai’s the meat is just not the same, so I am a briquettes man, I always try and create 2 or so great pyramids and light the fire lighter at the bottom which…

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Helpful Hints on How to Treat your Meat

• Steaks aren’t just a summertime meal idea.  Try marinating a round sirloin or blade steak and pop on the grill or in the broiler or frying pan for a tender and tasty meal.  For portion control slice before placing on platter on the table. • Making stews is a great way to manage time effectively by cooking more than one meal at a time and freezing extra for a later dinner.   Just add your vegetables when you reheat and then you can vary the types of vegetables to offer…

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