Yesterday we participated in one of South Africa's most venerable traditions--the bring and braai. The closest equivalent to a braai in the USA is a barbeque. I use the modifier "closest" because South Africans do not put on the grill what Americans typically do--hamburgers and hot dogs. South African braais consist only of slabs of meat, mostly of the red variety (chicken also doesn't really count--though we did braai some chicken on this night). Braais also consist of boerwoers, farmer's sausage--but not by any means as the main meat. Rather, boerwoers seems to be the mere garnish to steak or lamb, usually ringed on the grill around the main fare. The occasion of this braai was a welcome to families with students who have just entered Transkei Primary School through Grade R (kindergarten). This is our third one of these, since, in addition to our current Grade R learner (Levi), we've been through this with Moses and Isaac.
|Asiko and Jesse sharing a drink.|