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Southern African Cookbooks

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I'm looking to invest in some quality Southern African cookbooks but I have no idea whats good and its quite difficult to figure it out!

I don't live in SA, infact I live on the other side of the world! But I recently came across some of Justin Bonello's books. His books are part travel part cookbooks and he covers alot of traditional South African recipes. His books are hard to get ahold of though.

Can anyone recommend me any other recent (last 10 years or so) quality cookbooks that cover South African or rather "Southern African" cuisine.

Thanks

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How about "Rainbow Cuisine" by Lannice Snyman. There are a few more, such as "Cook and Enjoy It" by SJA de Villiers and "Best of Cooking In South Africa" by Lynn Bedford Hall. The latter two are quite old but the "Rainbow Cuisine" book is more recent. You should be able to get them as used copies on the net.


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I bought this passing through OR Tambo a couple years ago http://livetoeat.co.za/in-the-bag/reuben-riffels-new-cookbook-reuben-cooks-local/

 

I've had to adapt recipes re: ingredients but, hey, I'm sure you're a resourceful guy. I like the book.


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I'm looking to invest in some quality Southern African cookbooks but I have no idea whats good and its quite difficult to figure it out!

I don't live in SA, infact I live on the other side of the world! But I recently came across some of Justin Bonello's books. His books are part travel part cookbooks and he covers alot of traditional South African recipes. His books are hard to get ahold of though.

Can anyone recommend me any other recent (last 10 years or so) quality cookbooks that cover South African or rather "Southern African" cuisine.

Thanks

I was surprised to find how little has been written about South African cuisine recently. But as I searched I came across

this site which might interest you.


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Thanks for the resources everyone. If others are interested I also came across THIS list of recipes by one of the chefs from 'Ultimate Braai Master' ... also there are a bunch of recipes HERE on the Ultimate Braai Master website. Alot of which look quite modern and delicious!

 

I've ordered a small batch of books from South Africa ... who knows if they will actually arrive though :( If they do I'll order that Reuben on Fire book as well. Looks awesome

 

EDIT: also just came across this free ebook titled "Cape Wine Braai Masters" it appears to be an ebook put together by Wine.co.za and it's fairly substantial and of a decently high quality for a free book. You can look through and down load it HERE or from the wine.co.za page about it HERE. Recipes look good too :)


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