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    Default Traditional Afrikaner Food - what is it?

    Having a wide range of interests with history and food being some of them, I watching something on YT on USA cooking in the 1800's and the recipes and foods they prepared.

    One of the things was a traditional "slavers" dish ( beef ribs on the fire) which made me think: What is a traditional "Afrikaner" dish ( European descent Afrikaans speaking people), something we are known for and original? Please don't say braaivleis - the Khoisan did that and biltong long before already.

    In other words, a bloke from Afghanistan joins for supper and you want to share a proper Afrikaner chow? Thoughts?
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    Vegetables cooked with sugar.
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    Default Re: Traditional Afrikaner Food - what is it?

    I don't know whether these are traditional or not, but I always think of it as such.

    Bobotie

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    Vetkoek

    Koeksisters


    Oooh wait!!!!! what about blou bul steak
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    Default Re: Traditional Afrikaner Food - what is it?

    Pick anything from the Nederland.

    The rest isn't Afrikaner.

    Bobotie = Cape Malay


    Waterblommetjie bredie might be the only true Afrikaner dish.
    Biltong isn't a dish.
    Vleis rys en aartappels? Wel, is that unique?

    I just had a quick look here:

    http://www.kookkuns.com/search/label/Bees

    Pretty much every dish isn't Afrikaner.
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    Gepekelde beestong met kondensmelkmosterd.
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    Interesting question. I once was invited to an Afrikaans friend house for "Regte boere kos". It was the same food my mom made and she's from Holland and what my MIL made and she's English South African...
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    Quote Originally Posted by albertvl View Post
    Gepekelde beestong met kondensmelkmosterd.
    Jewish recipe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riaan van Wyk View Post
    Having a wide range of interests with history and food being some of them, I watching something on YT on USA cooking in the 1800's and the recipes and foods they prepared.

    One of the things was a traditional "slavers" dish ( beef ribs on the fire) which made me think: What is a traditional "Afrikaner" dish ( European descent Afrikaans speaking people), something we are known for and original? Please don't say braaivleis - the Khoisan did that and biltong long before already.

    In other words, a bloke from Afghanistan joins for supper and you want to share a proper Afrikaner chow? Thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Jewish recipe.
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    Pap en kaiings
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    I watch Andrew Zimmern's TV programs, and from that it is clear that there are very few dishes that can claim "national" status for any country.

    The only one I can think of (with "national status" - definitely NOT RSA) is surströmming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWM View Post
    Pap en kaiings
    Now that is very unique yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWM View Post
    Pap en kaiings

    Die kaiings miskien maar nie die pap nie.

    Die Suid Amerikaners kweek al mielies van die vroegste tye af.
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    I think kaaings is a good candidate for the only traditional Afrikaner food.

    Not only with pap, but on a thick slice of fresh bread with fig jam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KobusDJ View Post
    Die kaiings miskien maar nie die pap nie.

    Die Suid Amerikaners kweek al mielies van die vroegste tye af.
    die kombinasie van twee items vorm 'n gereg

    pap is nie 'n gereg nie, dis 'n kos soort
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    Well, as an ethnic group, the Afrikaner is not "authentic" (for lack of a better word right now) such as the Khoisan. It is rather the result of a melting pot from a number of ethnic groups (including the Khoisan) (this is not a political statement ) or strictly correct, but that is not the point of this discussion

    So, Afrikaner cuisine is actually also the result of a "melting pot" of all the foods that the different groups brought to the table, so to speak.

    And because of the early distribution patterns of ethnic groups in SA, and the migration patterns, there are regional differences in the cuisine as well.

    So yes, bobotie and koeksisters, or braaivleis etc. may not be original Afrikaner food, but we certainly made it our own.

    OK, all that sounds way too serious, but you get the point?



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    Quote Originally Posted by hatjohan View Post
    Well, as an ethnic group, the Afrikaner is not "authentic" (for lack of a better word right now) such as the Khoisan. It is rather the result of a melting pot from a number of ethnic groups (including the Khoisan) (this is not a political statement ) or strictly correct, but that is not the point of this discussion

    So, Afrikaner cuisine is actually also the result of a "melting pot" of all the foods that the different groups brought to the table, so to speak.

    And because of the early distribution patterns of ethnic groups in SA, and the migration patterns, there are regional differences in the cuisine as well.

    So yes, bobotie and koeksisters, or braaivleis etc. may not be original Afrikaner food, but we certainly made it our own.

    OK, all that sounds way too serious, but you get the point?
    That is a good description of "Potjiekos" !
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    Frikkadele, mash and (Tamatiesmoor) Sheba sauce.
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