We South Africans are major foodies! With an incredible variety of local cuisine, mixed in with some international flavours and dishes, South African food is a unique indulgence for locals and tourists alike. Uber Eats is uncovering what South African citizens really enjoy and what they can’t stand to eat.
This year the world’s most prestigious food awards, Great Taste, announced that local South African chocolate brand AFRIKOA won the Great Taste Award for its 55% Semi-Sweet Dark Chocolate.
Rooibos is produced from the plant Aspalathus linearis, a leguminous shrub unique to the Cederberg Mountains around the town of Clanwilliam and indigenous to the Western Cape of South Africa. It forms part of the Cape Floral Kingdom, commonly known as fynbos, and grows nowhere else in the world.
Local is lekker so we’re sharing our top 10 local cookbooks with you today. Happy feasting! Let us know which one you’d love to get your hands on.
No matter where you are in our beautiful country, you will be met with a rich variety of traditional meals that date back to the very start of South Africa’s formation. Keep reading to see the best local dish from your province. You will know these amazing meals for either their taste, their popularity or both!
Here to bust the myth that real men can’t cook are Allesverloen fifth-generation owner and cellar master Danie Malan and food blogger Fritz Brand. In a series of informative and entertaining interactive cooking videos, Danie and Fritz aim to provide practical tips for some incredible recipes, while unravelling the origin of Allesverloren’s best wines and pairings.
South African cuisine has a rich history of mixing cultures and interesting food discoveries. A Durban-original dish, the bunny chow is a delicious local curry traditionally placed in the hulled-out centre of a half loaf of bread.
The royal wedding came, went and stole our hearts in the process. While we can go on and on about the wedding, we must make mention of the couple’s fabulous three-piece royal wedding cake!
As a standard household appliance, the microwave is magical. Many aren’t quite sure how it works, but we use it for so many things aside from just heating up leftovers. Microwaves can defrost frozen foods, cook popcorn, bacon, eggs, and also keep your meals protected and warm when you leave them in there. Honestly, they are life-savers! But how do they work and are all the health myths true?
If you haven’t heard already, VAT increased to 15% on April 1st, but Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has announced that poor households will not be affected by this change. We’re bringing you the latest list of VAT free food items, and showing you how to cook with them.