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17 Mar

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Biltong is a dried meat prepared with salt and other spices. It can be made with beek, ostrich, kudu or any game meat.

Boerwors are also a treat for carnivors! You have to taste at least a small piece of boerwors because it also means that you have experienced a braai! Boerwors is a sausage made of beef, pork and boerwors spices (difficult to know what they are!

Dried fruits are very popular in South Africa and they are declined in many fruits: peaches, apples, nectarines, kiwis but my favourites are peaches and mangoes. You can buy them simply dried or dried and rolled with sugar on it.

Pinotage is an hybrid of French varietals pinot noir and cinsault (hermitage), hence the name pinot-age. Mainly a South African grown varietals, it is now one of the top 4 varietals in South Africa, along with Cabernet Sauvignon.

Rooibos Tea is also called red tea because of the red bush leaves from what the rooibos is made of. It is said to be a great antioxidant.

Rusks is a traditional dried very dried biscuits that you are supposed to dip in your rooibos tea (!) to make it softer. Themost famous rusks is Ouma Rusks.

Koeksister When you stop at one of these small, family-owned stores, you are bound to be able to find a delicious delicacy called akoeksister. This delicious sweet cake is similar to a doughnut, but it is twisted or braided and smothered in a very sweet sugar-syrup. It is made by braiding the dough, deep-frying it in oil and then quickly dipping it in the cold sugar-syrup.

 

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