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Coffee Culture In South Africa

Whether you enjoy your morning java topped with whipped cream, with beautiful milk foam art, or just a shot of powerful espresso, it’s safe to say that there are hundreds of ways to enjoy coffee today.  But how do we love to drink our coffee here in South Africa? That’s the question we’ll be looking […]

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Sugar Beans: All you Need to Know

Sugar beans, also known as pinto beans, are an incredibly versatile and nutritious legume that has been a staple in many cultures’ diets for thousands of years. They are believed to have originated in Central and South America, where they have been cultivated and consumed for centuries. Today, sugar beans are grown and enjoyed worldwide,

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Samp: All you Need to Know

Samp is a nutritious and versatile grain that has become a staple food in many cultures around the world. It is made from dried corn kernels that have been crushed and separated to remove the outer shell and germ. This leaves behind the starchy endosperm, which is then ground into a coarse meal. The resulting

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Traditional Wedding Cakes

Wedding cakes are an integral part of many cultures around the world, and Southern Africa is no exception. Traditional wedding cakes in Southern Africa vary depending on the cultural background of the couple. Each cake is unique and reflects the cultural heritage of the people. Read on to learn more and see pictures of different

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Traditional Malawi Food

Traditional Malawi food is heavily based on the staple food, which is usually maize served in various forms. This includes nsima (a thick porridge-like dish made from maize flour and water) or as a side dish with other foods. Other commonly eaten foods in Malawi include beans, rice, vegetables (such as pumpkin leaves, okra, and

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Zambia Food

Zambian cuisine is diverse, and it varies by region and tribe. The staple foods in Zambia include maize, cassava, sweet potatoes, beans, and peanuts. Read on to learn more about some of the most popular Zambia food. If you’ve tried any of the dishes, be sure to leave a comment below. Best Zambia Food Below

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Angola Food

Angola food is heavily influenced by Portuguese, African, and Brazilian cuisine, due to Angola’s history as a former Portuguese colony and its location in Southern Africa. Read on to learn more about some of the most popular Angola food. If you’ve tried any of them, be sure to leave a comment below. Best Angola Food

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Traditional Food in Mozambique

Traditional food in Mozambique is diverse and flavourful, with influences from Portuguese, African, and Indian cuisine. Read on to learn more about some of the most popular dishes in Mozambique. If you’ve tried any of them, be sure to leave a comment below. Best Food in Mozambique Below you’ll find a list of the some

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Zimbabwe Food

Zimbabwe food is diverse and influenced by a variety of cultures, including the indigenous Shona and Ndebele peoples, as well as British, Portuguese, and Indian cuisines. Read on to learn more about some of the most popular Zimbabwe food. If you’ve tried any of the dishes, be sure to leave a comment below. Best Zimbabwe

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Traditional Food In Botswana

Botswana has a rich and diverse culinary heritage, with a variety of traditional foods that are enjoyed throughout the country. Keep reading to learn more about the best traditional food of Botswana. If you’ve tried some of the dishes, be sure to comment below. Best Traditional Food in Botswana Below you’ll find a list of

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Food in Namibia

Food in Namibia is a fusion of African and European flavours. It has been influenced by the country’s history of colonialism and traditional indigenous cooking. The cuisine is characterised by the use of exotic meats, seafood, and vegetables, cooked with aromatic spices and served with starchy accompaniments. Read on to learn more about some of

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Umqombothi: How to Make it

Traditional Xhosa beer, umqombothi, is made from maize (corn), maize malt, sorghum, yeast and water. It is very rich in vitamin B. The beer has a rather low alcohol content (usually less than 3%) and is known to have a heavy and distinctly sour aroma. The beer is light tan and opaque. It’s consistency is

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Ndebele Traditional Food

Ndebele traditional food is typically rich, simple to make, and full of different natural flavours. The older generations mostly teach the traditional cooking methods to the younger ones. Even though contemporary cooking skills and ingredients exist now, many old techniques are still utilised today. Read on to learn more about the most popular Ndebele dishes.

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Swazi Traditional Food

Many dishes in eSwatini, formerly known as Swaziland, are now highly influenced by South African and Portuguese flavours. For those who want to experience Swazi traditional food keep reading to learn more. The food in Eswatini mainly comes from what is seasonably available and where in the country you are. Two examples of staples are

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Sotho Traditional Food

Sotho traditional food includes African traditions as well as British influences. Because Lesotho is surrounded by South Africa, it has similar culinary practices. Like Zulu traditional food, Lesotho’s food culture is diverse, but some popular dishes include likhobe (a stew with beans, berries, and sorghum), meat, and vegetables. Corn-based dishes like papa and motoho (fermented sorghum porridge) are also

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Venda Traditional Food

The Ba Venda people originally came from central Africa but moved south in hopes of finding more arable land and improved living conditions. The aforementioned people were able to live comfortably by depending on the resources that their land and animals supplied. When the land was no longer giving them what they needed, they simply

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Tsonga Traditional Food

Tsonga people are renowned for their excellent cuisine. Tsonga traditional food includes xigugu, tihove (a type of samp), vukhanyi and mopani worms. Read on to learn more about these popular Tsonga dishes. Popular Tsonga Traditional Food and Drink Below we outline some of the most popular Sepedi dishes and beverages. Read on to learn more about

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Sepedi Traditional Food

Sepedi traditional food includes meat and vegetables, with popular dishes such as thophi (maize meal and lerotse fruit), mashotja (Mopani worms), moroga wa dikgopana (spinach cooked and dried in the sun), and dikgobe (coarsely ground corn/samp and beans). The Bapedi cook their food using a three-legged pot over an open fire, instead of cooking with

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Tswana Traditional Food

Tswana traditional food is enjoyed by both natives and visitors alike. The Tswana region is home to many savoury dishes that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. People love these meals so much that they often search for the recipes online long after leaving the region. It is also important that you get

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Xhosa Traditional Food

The Xhosa people of South Africa are rich in cultural heritage, as displayed through their traditional events, such as weddings. This is usually visible in the form of clothing worn by Xhosa women, songs played and Xhosa traditional food served up at these celebrations. Xhosa cuisine is not only delicious, but also packed with nutrients.

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Zulu Traditional Food

Zulu traditional food in South Africa consists of various dishes that are often cooked together communally. Most traditional Zulu foods come from crops, as well as wild leafy vegetables. Many Zulu dishes such as porridge, maize meal, and beans are vegetarian. However, meat is also a significant part of their cuisine. In fact, they are

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South African Food

South African food is reflective of the various cultures that make up its population. The Khoisan people, for example, originally inhabited the area and ate over 300 different kinds of edible plants. Some examples include the rooibos shrub legume, which still has a significant impact on modern South African cuisine. Encounters with Bantu pastoralists later

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