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Matters of taste: South African cuisine

There’s more to South African cuisine than biltong (which is surprisingly more-ish), including the world’s first fusion dishes

South Africa, it’s fair to say, is not reputed to have one of the world’s more refined cuisines. The country’s most famous food is probably biltong, the dried spiced meat—usually made of either beef or antelope and flavoured with coriander—that in Afrikaans culture is the customary accompaniment to an afternoon spent watching rugby. I’ve tried it a few times without finding it particularly tasty. And the experience triggered the thought: if this is South Africa’s most celebrated delicacy, what is the rest of its cuisine like?

Recently I got the chance to find out as part of a group…

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