If you’d like to share some of those recipes we’d love from you.


Every recipe will be cooked by a qualified chef/cook. The best recipes will be chosen photographed and published on-line as well as in a book.

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Here's just an example - Don's Southern African Recipes

Bunny Chow

A traditional street food from South Africa. It has nothing to do with rabbits or bunny. It is a delicious bread filled with curry.

You can make it as a snack or a full meal.

Whole Fish

Herb and spiced crusted whole fish. There is nothing better.

African Watermelon Salad

At first, people think what on earth? Watermelon. YES but it's great, lots of different flavours for your taste buds to get around and so, so refreshing.

Prawn Cocktail
(with eggless seafood sauce)

It's an old traditional recipe. Lettuce, avocado, mango, prawns, macadamia nuts and homemade seafood sauce.


South African Yellow Rice

The perfect accompaniment to any dish. A traditional recipe which originated with the Cape Malays.



Born in the townships of South Africa, Chakalaka is a simple, spicy dish of onions, tomatoes and often beans. It has been a staple for generations of black South Africans.

Traditional Beef Curry

Africa has an explosion of culinary influences from the Portuguese, French, English, Dutch and, of course, African. Put these combinations together and you get some wonderful flavours.



No South African would be without this recipe. It dates back to the 17th century and is an all time favourite, easy to make and tastes great.


(Traditional Desert)

There are two popular versions of this South African syrup-coated dough nut: an Afrikaner version which is a twisted or braided shape (like a plait) and a Cape Malay version which is a spicy treat finished off with a sprinkling of coconut.



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