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I have to give a country presentation in class and part of it involves bringing food from your country ( actually its optional but it makes for a more interesting presentation). Please help me fellow South Africans!

SA is so diverse so what should i bring???Im thinking about droe wors and ouma rusks???There is a South African faculty member who flies to SA every month and he offered to bring some stuff back for me.

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Biltong? Yes I know the Swiss make their own dried meat somewhere up in the Alps, but it does not taste like SA biltong - according to my Swiss friends here. They find it rather interesting. Especially when accompanied by it`s origins as stemming from preserving meat for the Great Trek, and as transportable (horse-back) nourishment during the Boer War.
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Pap would be easy (I have a little poijke pot if you need one). Bunny chow. Rooibos tea.
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Mabopane Worms.
White Settler Stew
Tyre Neck Schnitzel
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Pap would be easy (I have a little poijke pot if you need one). Bunny chow. Rooibos tea.
Wow!Thanks!I was thinking about Rooibos tea..The Vietnamese people in my class brought Vietnamese tea and candy for their presentation. I tried looking for pap in Bern didnt find some. I was advised to look in Indian stores.

Bunny chow would also be great but I have no idea how to cook the curry. Well, I can make curry but not like how the Indians make it.

Where did you get the poijke pot from?
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Mabopane Worms.
White Settler Stew
Tyre Neck Schnitzel
Ive never had Mopane worms in my life...ive always been scared to try them but I will most definitely put in a picture of them in my slides.Thanks alot for your input!

I was told a past SA student painted quite a negative picture of SA so I will make sure I will paint a positive picture!Having been here two months now, I really see I took SA for granted!

I have no idea what white settler stew is. Can I assume from the name that its an Afrikaaner dish?What are the main ingredients?

Thanks for your input!
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How about Bobotije?
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Wow!Thanks!I was thinking about Rooibos tea..The Vietnamese people in my class brought Vietnamese tea and candy for their presentation. I tried looking for pap in Bern didnt find some. I was advised to look in Indian stores.

Bunny chow would also be great but I have no idea how to cook the curry. Well, I can make curry but not like how the Indians make it.

Where did you get the poijke pot from?
Pap - South African style, is white. I`ve found White Maize at the Turkish shops. The yellow polento they sell here just not taste the same - it`s a bit sweetish?

Ja - pot of stiff pap, with some meat stew? And then show them how it`s eaten ...... you all sit around the pot, take a piece of stiff pap, roll it into a ball, and dip it in the gravy. A bit messy for a presentation though

Or bake some Banana bread? or Mealie bread? Served with Klipdrift Brandy.... .... or ..... prepare some "Boeremeisies" - dried apricots stewed in the Brandy.
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Pap - South African style, is white. I`ve found White Maize at the Turkish shops. The yellow polento they sell here just not taste the same - it`s a bit sweetish?

Ja - pot of stiff pap, with some meat stew? And then show them how it`s eaten ...... you all sit around the pot, take a piece of stiff pap, roll it into a ball, and dip it in the gravy. A bit messy for a presentation though

Or bake some Banana bread? or Mealie bread? Served with Klipdrift Brandy.... .... or ..... prepare some "Boeremeisies" - dried apricots stewed in the Brandy.
haha Klipdrift brandy!hahaha yeah, lets get my classmates drunk on brandy!:-D

I will check the Turkish shops. There is one near my residence. Thanks!
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How about Bobotije?
The problem is there are like 36 of us...I would spend quite abit of money cooking.

The sweets and chocs we have in SA. Would you say they are unique to SA?
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The problem is there are like 36 of us...I would spend quite abit of money cooking.

The sweets and chocs we have in SA. Would you say they are unique to SA?
Yikes. Ok cooking for 36 people is unreasonable in terms of time and money. The biltong suggestion is the most practical. You could also ask your faculty friend to bring back some nice dried fruit and nuts from Montagu.
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Five HUGE rings of Boerewors! Flat enough to put into a suitcase. Lekker eh?
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haha Klipdrift brandy!hahaha yeah, lets get my classmates drunk on brandy!:-D

I will check the Turkish shops. There is one near my residence. Thanks!
Well ..... the Turkish shops are only for the white maize, NOT the Klipdrift!

Biltong is the easiest for 36 people.

What about just making some stiff (Krummelpap) and serve it with Chakalaka (that spicy tomatoe mixture in a can from SA)....? in tiny little throwaway dishes, ("fingerfood size") - plastic spoons.

Cadbury`s chocolates from SA? My kids always bring them back.... Flakies, Peppermint Crisps, Smarties.

*note: You`re allowed to bring in 3kg of dried meat, vacuum packed.

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Well ..... the Turkish shops are only for the white maize, NOT the Klipdrift!

Biltong is the easiest for 36 people.

What about just making some stiff (Krummelpap) and serve it with Chakalaka (that spicy tomatoe mixture in a can from SA)....? in tiny little throwaway dishes, ("fingerfood size") - plastic spoons.

Cadbury`s chocolates from SA? My kids always bring them back.... Flakies, Peppermint Crisps, Smarties.

*note: You`re allowed to bring in 3kg of dried meat, vacuum packed.
Thanks for the tip!I was just googling SA chocs in the EU. I just read that Peppermint Crisp was invented by SA's Wilson-Rowntree then Nestle took over the company and now produces it. Like why did it have to take me relocating to CH to learn about this??
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Five HUGE rings of Boerewors! Flat enough to put into a suitcase. Lekker eh?
haha baie lekker!
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Thanks for the tip!I was just googling SA chocs in the EU. I just read that Peppermint Crisp was invented by SA's Wilson-Rowntree then Nestle took over the company and now produces it. Like why did it have to take me relocating to CH to learn about this??
REALLY?! .... Peppermint Crisps in Switzerland!......
Where available?
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Look in commercial, someone is selling it. I made a peppermint crisp fridge tart recently

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KOEKSISTERS, PEPPER STEAK PIES and MALVA PUDDING....if you can't make them, get hold of Reon Coetzee (he's a member here). Or PM me and I'll send you his email address...
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Hey there Riaan. I am also looking for some good SA food for a presentation. Do you still have Reon's contacts? Anything would do; pap en wors, koeksisters, maybe some indigenous stuff like tieng? hmmm. Please let me know. Thanks
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