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Indigenous cookery

In the precolonial period indigenous cuisine was characterised by the use of a very wide range of fruits, nuts, bulbs, leaves and other products gathered from wild plants and by the hunting of wild game. The domestication of cattle in the region about two thousand years ago by Khoisan groups enabled the use of milk products and the availability of fresh meat on demand. However, during the colonial period the seizure of communal land in South Africa helped to restrict and discourage traditional agriculture and wild harvesting, and reduced the extent of land available to black people. The distribution of the Khoi-San language family can be seen in this map of African language families. ... A glass of cows milk A goat kid feeding on its mothers milk Milk is the nutrient fluid secreted by the mammary glands of female mammals (including monotremes). ... A Kenyan man This article is about the different definitions of the term black people. For other terms related to black people, see Black people (terminology). ...


Decline of indigenous cookery

Urbanisation from the nineteenth century onward, coupled with close control over agricultural production, led black South Africans to rely more and more on comparatively expensive, industrially-processed foodstuffs like wheat flour, white rice, mealie (maize) meal and sugar. Often these foods were imported or processed by white wholesalers, mills and factories. The consequence was to drastically restrict the range of ingredients and cooking styles used by indigenous cooks. Urbanization is the degree of or increase in urban character or nature. ... A Kenyan man This article is about the different definitions of the term black people. For other terms related to black people, see Black people (terminology). ... American white woman with red hair and blue eyes French white man Austrian white woman with blond hair In the context of basic English usage, the term White people (also white race or whites) is used to denote ... a human group having light-coloured skin, especially of European ancestry. ...


Settler cookery

South Africa was settled from the seventeenth century onwards by colonists from the Netherlands, Germany and France, and later by arrivals from the British Isles. These colonists brought European cookery styles with them. Location of the British Isles The British Isles is a group of islands off the northwest coast of continental Europe consisting of Great Britain, Ireland, and a number of smaller surrounding islands and islets. ...


Cape Dutch

Traditional cookery of South Africa is often referred to as "Cape Dutch"; this cuisine is characterised by the use of spices such as nutmeg, allspice and hot peppers. The Cape Dutch cookery style owes at least as much to the cookery of the slaves brought by the Dutch East India Company to the Cape from Bengal, Java and Malaysia as it does to the European styles of cookery imported by settlers, and this is reflected in the use of eastern spices and the names given to many of these dishes. Species About 100 species, including: Myristica argentea Myristica fragrans Myristica malabarica The nutmegs Myristica are a genus of evergreen trees indigenous to tropical southeast Asia and Australasia. ... Binomial name Pimenta dioica (L.) Merr. ... Compact orange pepper plants in the genus Capsicum. ... The Buxton Memorial Fountain, celebrating the emancipation of slaves in the British Empire in 1834, London. ... Dutch colonial possessions, with the Dutch East India Company possessions marked in a paler green, surrounding the Indian Ocean plus Saint Helena in the mid-Atlantic. ... Bengal, known as Bôngo (Bengali: বঙ্গ), Bangla (বাংলা), Bôngodesh (বঙ্গদেশ), or Bangladesh (বাংলাদেশ) in the Bengali language, is a region in the northeast of South Asia. ... Java (Indonesian, Javanese, and Sundanese: Jawa) is an island of Indonesia, and the site of its capital city, Jakarta. ...


Indian cookery

Curry dishes are popular in South Africa among people of all ethnic origins; many dishes came to the country with the thousands of Indian labourers brought to South Africa in the nineteenth century. An Indian chicken curry Curry is the English description of any of a general variety of spiced dishes, best-known in Indian, Thai, Malaysia and other South Asian cuisines, but curry has been adopted into all of the mainstream cuisines of the Asia-Pacific area. ...


Restaurants and fast food outlets

South Africa can be said to have a real "eating out" culture. While there are some restaurants that specialize in traditional South African dishes or modern interpretations thereof, restaurants featuring other cuisines such as Moroccan, Chinese, West African, Congolese and Japanese can be found in all of the major cities and many of the larger towns. In addition, there are also a large number of home-grown chain restaurants, such as Spur and Mugg & Bean.  Western Africa (UN subregion)  Maghreb West Africa or Western Africa is the westernmost region of the African continent. ...  Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo is a name shared by two neighbouring countries in Central Africa, largely drained by the Congo River, and usually distinguished by their full official names and occasionally by adding their capital cities. ... The Spur logo. ... The Mugg & Bean logo. ...


There is also a proliferation of fast food restaurants in South Africa. While there are some international players such as McDonalds and Kentucky Fried Chicken active in the country, they face stiff competition from local chains such as Nando's and Steers. Fast food is food prepared and served quickly at a fast-food restaurant or shop at low cost. ... McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants [1]. Although McDonalds did not invent the hamburger or fast food, its name has become nearly synonymous with both. ... KFC (full name Kentucky Fried Chicken) is a division of Yum! Brands, Inc. ... The Nandos logo. ... Steers is a fast-food franchise burger restaurant chain originating from South Africa. ...


Many of the restaurant chains originating from South-Africa have also expanded successfully outside the borders of the country.


Typical South African foods and dishes

This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Jerky is meat which has been cut into strips with the fat trimmed off, marinated in a spiced, salty or sweet liquid for a desired flavor, then dried with low heat (usually under 160°F or 70°C). ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Motto: Bersekutu Bertambah Mutu (English: Unity Is Strength)[1] Anthem: Negaraku Capital Kuala Lumpur1 Largest city Kuala Lumpur Malay Government Federal constitutional monarchy  - Paramount Ruler Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin  - Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi Independence    - from the UK (Malaya only) August 31, 1957   - Federation (with Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore2) September... A meatloaf with a tomato topping. ... Raisins Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ... An egg is an ovum produced by a female animal for reproduction, often prepared as food. ... Species Oryza glaberrima Oryza sativa Rice is two species of grass (Oryza sativa and Oryza glaberrima) native to tropical and subtropical southern & southeastern Asia and in Africa. ... Sambal is an Indonesian, Malaysian and Singaporean condiment made from a variety of peppers, although chile peppers are the most common. ... Binomial name Cocos nucifera L. The Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera) is a member of the Family Arecaceae (palm family). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A chutney (British spelling), chatni (Urdu or Hindi transliteration) or catni (archaic transliteration) is a term for a variety of sweet and spicy condiments, originally from South Asia. ... Boerewors is a type of sausage popular in South Africa. ... It has been suggested that makkara be merged into this article or section. ... The braaivleis or braai (Afrikaans for roasted meat) is a social custom in South Africa. ... A member of the Airpork Crew barbecue team prepares pork shoulder at the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. ... Bunny chow is a South African fast food consisting of a loaf of bread, with the inside scooped out, and filled with curry. ... An Indian chicken curry Curry is the English description of any of a general variety of spiced dishes, best-known in Indian, Thai, Malaysia and other South Asian cuisines, but curry has been adopted into all of the mainstream cuisines of the Asia-Pacific area. ... A chutney (British spelling), chatni (Urdu or Hindi transliteration) or catni (archaic transliteration) is a term for a variety of sweet and spicy condiments, originally from South Asia. ... Frikkadel is a traditional Afrikaner dish comprising deep-fried meat balls prepared with onion, bread, eggs and spices. ... See MeatballWiki for the article about the wiki about communities. ... 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Pastry is the name given to various kinds of dough made from ingredients such as flour, butter, shortening, baking powder and/or eggs that are rolled out thinly and used as the base for baked goods. ... Landsat image of Cape Town and environs, looking roughly east. ... Malva Pudding is a sweet pudding of Dutch origin, usually served hot with custard and/or ice-cream. ... Binomial name Prunus armeniaca L. The apricot (Prunus armeniaca or Armenian plum in Latin, syn. ... Pudding can be prepared with a large variety of toppings such as fresh fruit and whipped cream Christmas pudding Dessert pudding In the British Isles, and some Commonwealth countries, pudding is the common name for dessert. ... Binomial name Gonimbrasia belina (Linnaeus, 1758) Gonimbrasia belina is a species of moth found in much of southern Africa, whose large edible caterpillar, the mopani or mopane worm, is an important source of protein for millions of Southern Africans. ... Binomial name Gonimbrasia belina (Linnaeus, 1758) The mopani or mopane worm (Gonimbrasia belina) is a large edible caterpillar that is found in much of southern Africa. ... Literally in Afrikaans Milk Tart, Melktert is a quintessentially South African dessert or pudding. ... Mealie bread or sweetcorn bread is a type of South African cuisine. ... Husked sweetcorn Young sweetcorn The same rows of corn 41 days later at maturity. ... In South Africa and other parts of Africa, a staple diet made from either stamped or ground maize, corn (mielie or mealie), coarse cassava powder, millet or sorghum flour. ... Pap a traditional porridge made from mielie-meal (ground maize or other grain), is a staple food of the Bantu inhabitants of South Africa(the Dutch word pap simply means porridge or gruel). Many traditional South African dishes include pap, such as smooth maize meal porridge (also called slap pap... Map showing the approximate distribution of Bantu (dull yellow) vs. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Green beans Bean is a common name for large plant seeds of several genera of Fabaceae (formerly Leguminosae) used for food or feed. ... Gravy is a thickened sauce, usually made from a base of extracts that run from meat and/or vegetables during cooking. ... Flesh redirects here. ... Binomial name Struthio camelus Linnaeus, 1758 The present-day distribution of ostriches. ... A representation of the 3D structure of myoglobin, showing coloured alpha helices. ... Cholesterol is a sterol (a combination steroid and alcohol) and a lipid found in the cell membranes of all body tissues, and transported in the blood plasma of all animals. ... Pumpkins Pumpkin attached to a stalk A pumpkin is a squash fruit, usually orange in colour when ripe. ... Binomial name Ipomoea batatas Linnaeus The sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) is a crop plant whose large, starchy, sweet tasting tuberous roots are an important root vegetable. ... Potjiekos A Potjiekos meal In South Africa, Potjiekos (poy-kee-kosh), directly translated pot food, is a stew prepared outdoors in a cast iron, round, three legged pot (the potjie) using either wood coals or charcoal. ... World map showing location of Africa A satellite composite image of Africa Africa is the worlds second_largest continent in both area and population, after Asia. ... Beef Stew A stew is a common dish made of vegetables, meat, poultry, or seafood cooked in some sort of broth or sauce. ... Cast iron usually refers to grey cast iron, but can mean any of a group of iron-based alloys containing more than 2% carbon (alloys with less carbon are carbon steel by definition). ... A rusk is a hard dry biscuit, or a slice of bread baked again until it is hard and crisp (also known as Zwieback). ... A biscuit is a small baked bread or cake. ... Tea leaves in a Chinese gaiwan. ... A cup of coffee Coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world. ... Ouma Rusks Ouma Rusks (Afrikaans: Ouma Beskuit - literally Ouma Rusks; Ouma is a brand and proper noun meaning Grandmother ) are South Africas best-known brand of rusks - a traditional South African snack that is dipped in coffee or (less often) tea before being eaten. ... A triangular Samosa A samosa is a common snack in South Asia, mainly in India and Pakistan. ... Pastry is the name given to various kinds of dough made from ingredients such as flour, butter, shortening, baking powder and/or eggs that are rolled out thinly and used as the base for baked goods. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A skewer is also a tactic in chess. ... A South African stew, normally made with mutton, is cooked for a very long time, and its seasonings include cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and cloves as well as chilli. ... It has been suggested that Lambing be merged into this article or section. ... Look up Tomato in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Beef Stew A stew is a common dish made of vegetables, meat, poultry, or seafood cooked in some sort of broth or sauce. ... Trotter can mean a number of things: A trotter is a standardbred horse which races in a gait called the trot. ... Green beans Bean is a common name for large plant seeds of several genera of Fabaceae (formerly Leguminosae) used for food or feed. ... The Eastern Cape is a province of South Africa. ... Binomial name Allium cepa L. Onion in the general sense can be used for any plant in the genus Allium but used without qualifiers usually means Allium cepa, also called the garden onion. ... Umngqusho is a Bantu dish with several variants: Made of stamp mealies (Mielie-meal) with sugar beans, butter, onions, potatoes, chillies and lemons, made to simmer. ... Picture of semolina Semolina grains Semolina is coarsely ground grain, usually wheat, with particles mostly between 0. ... Binomial name Pisum sativum L. A pea is the small, edible round green bean which grows in a pod on the leguminous vine Pisum sativum, or in some cases to the immature pods. ... Vetkoek (pronounced fet-kook) is a traditional Afrikaans pastry. ... Dough Dough is a paste made out of any cereals (grains) or leguminous crops by grinding with small amount of water. ... Waterblommetjiebredie is a stew. ... Beef Stew A stew is a common dish made of vegetables, meat, poultry, or seafood cooked in some sort of broth or sauce. ...

References

  • Coetzee, Renata, 1977. The South African Culinary Tradition, C. Struik Publishers, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Leipoldt, C. Louis, 1976. Leipoldt’s Cape Cookery, Fleesch and Partners, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Van Wyk, B. and Gericke, N., 2000. People's plants: A guide to useful plants of Southern Africa, Briza, Pretoria, South Africa.
  • Wylie, D., 2001. Starving on a Full Stomach: Hunger and the Triumph of Cultural Racism in Modern South Africa, University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville, VA., United States of America.
  • Routledge Encyclopaedia of Africa - Farming

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External links

  • South African cuisine - International Marketing Council of South Africa web site



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