Archive for September 2019

South Africa’s township foods are being remade as gourmet dishes by a new generation of chefs

What is South African cuisine? Is it mielie pap? Boerewors? Milk tart? At his new fine dining restaurant, Les Créatifs, in Johannesburg’s Bryanston neighborhood, Chef Wandile Mabaso is gradually incorporating traditional ingredients in his menu. He develops experimental flavors using South African staples. Chakalaka, a spicy vegetable relish, is fermented in beetroot juice. Creamy risotto…

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