Category Archives: Cuisine

Bobotie. A culinary experiment

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ell, here we go, for the first time, blogging about cuisine, cooking and eating (which is the only logical consequence of cooking, isn’t it?).

I’m not a great chef.
…Well, I’m not even a real chef.
Period.

Nevertheless, I enjoy cooking and most of all I like trying new food, anything that I’ve not yet eaten, other countries’ traditional dishes… you name it.

My cooking motto is “keep it simple”, which is not a philosophical statement, but it’s literally “keep it simple” as in: “Keep it simple, before you mess it up completely”
… Capisce? (say that in heavy Brooklyn-ese accent).

Bobotie is essentially a South-African dish of spicy minced meat with bread, fruit and eggs, which is likely to have come from the times of the Dutch East India Company (better known as V.O.C., or Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie).

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Spicy Sweet & Sour Casserole

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have no idea what this dish is actually called, so I like to use the non-descriptive and open to interpretation name in the title.

I have a particular predilection for spicy food, while the sweet/sour combination is not one that I have been very familiar with from my early (cooking) life.

On the other hand, I have learned to appreciate all sorts of flavours and also never to say “I don’t like that” before having actually tried it; therefore, please keep an open mind, try the Casserole and if you don’t like it… well, then never cook it again in your entire life.

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