For the daring diner, South Africa offers culinary challenges ranging from crocodile sirloins to fried caterpillars to sheep heads. All three are reputed to be delicious. For the not-quite so brave, there are indigenous delicacies such as biltong (dried, salted meat) and boerewors (hand-made farm sausages, grilled on an open flame).
South African cuisine is a true melting pot of different cooking styles and combines the best of the food traditions worldwide. South African cooking mainly consists of chicken, game, tomatoes, lemons and limes, corn (mealie) in the form of breads and flour, beans as well as ginger, chili and spices.
South Africans love the outdoors and enjoy having lunch or dinner cooked on a fireplace. They love to cook over wood fire or coals and either cook a steaming 'potjiekos', so named for the food 'kos' cooked in a back iron pot, which is called 'potjie' in Afrikaans, or they gather for a 'braai', the South African equivalent of a barbecue. Many South African houses have a built-in 'braaiplace' or grill/oven on the verandah.
Join us for our annual Nationality Dinner and Wine Tasting featuring the food and wines of South Africa. We will be among the not-quite so brave (no sheep heads), but we will certainly be among the well fed! Biltong, boerwors, and other delicacies are on the menu for the evening! We will taste several South African wines which are representative of the styles popular there.
WEDNESDAY, November 9, 2016
Evergreen Community Center, 3430 Evergreen Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR WINE GLASSES!
The cost for members is $30 and the cost for guests is $35.
Please reply before November 7, 2016 to:
Or you may reply to 412-657-0777.
Mail your check, payable to AWS to:
Dr. Dennis Trumble
1302 Arch St
Pittsburgh PA 15212
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