Day 8 8th January – braai

Similar to my first photo entry (potjie), a braai usually symbolizes fellowship, visiting for hours on end, laughter and sharing food. For those who are not familiar with this term, here is a quick definition:

The word braai (pronounced “bry”, rhyming with the word “cry”; or plural braais) is Afrikaans for “barbecue” or “roast” and is a social custom in South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia. It is an open fire barbeque, not gas. It originated with the Afrikaner people, but has since been adopted by South Africans of many ethnic backgrounds.

We invited some friends over today for a braai, and from what I could tell they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We sat outside enjoying the late summer afternoon sun, drinks in hand. We introduced them to boerewors, a traditional South African sausage best cooked on a braai. We made the most of our time together. The cooled down coals and ash from the braai is a testament of an afternoon and evening well spend.


*oh, and we taste tested the French Plum cake from my plumlicious entry for dessert, and it is certainly one of my new favorite cakes! The plums are tart but the orange syrup I made to accompany it broke the tartness with a golden, sweet, citrus goodness*

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