Backyard Barbecue next Saturday – August 9
We need a few more grills for St. Margaret’s potluck Saturday, Aug. 9. The theme is a South African Barbecue, but all kinds of picnic party dishes are welcome. We will eat at 6, but come earlier if you want to put something on one of the grills.
Authentic South African recipes for grilled lamb, stuffed mushrooms, Braai Broodjies ( a kind of grilled cheese sandwich), bananas with brandy cream, “Braaied Snoek” and more are on the Time and Talent Table. Help yourself. Or research your own favorite on the web.
‘The cuisine of South Africa is sometimes called “rainbow cuisine” as it has had a variety of multicultural sources and stages,” according to Wikipedia. In the precolonial period , indigenous cooking consisted of fruits, nuts, bulbs, leaves and products gathered from wild plants and the hunting of wild game. The Bantu people introduced domestic cattle and grain crops. Settlers from Portugal, The Netherlands, Germany, France and the United Kingdom started arriving in 1652. The waves of colonization brought European styles of cooking and ingredients as well as the cuisines of the colonists’ Indo-Asian slaves or servants.
All cultures of South Africa share a love of barbecuing. Recipes for a typical outdoor “Braai” can be found on the www.food24.com website.
Remember to bring your own beverages and a friend or two to share our supper. Non-cooks are always welcome. We appreciate your help cleaning up.