So my wife Ramie has been in South Africa for the past week on a work-exchange trip to see how a affordable housing organization operates there.
Food is important to her, and she e-mailed yesterday to say, that so far, she’s tried:
Springbok carpaccio (raw slices of springbok, a beautiful graceful animal, served with oil, capers, salt and pepper, delish), kudu steak (kudu is another antelope-like animal that tastes like grass-fed beef) with mashed potatoes and wine sauce, biltong (jerky of beef or other animals), and some African fare at Wandieâ€™s in Soweto (mashed pumpkin with sugar, spinach, meat stews, intestines, beans, and pap which is corn that is processed into a fluffy bland dish). We are targeting to try ostrich, which weâ€™ve seen with mole sauce (you know the Mexican mole sauce).
I leave on Sunday to join her. Can’t wait to try some of the dishes.
We’ll be spending two weeks seeing Cape Town and going on a safari in and around Kruger National Park.
Depending on Internet access, I’ll try and blog while I’m there.