It has been said, that the first thing South Africans think about when it comes to food, is a good braai. We celebrate life with a braai party with loads of friends and family or just a cozy braai for two, and wonder if we should join some very intense braai people for the 365-day braai challenge, or just stick to once or twice a week. Whatever our thoughts, we welcome the aroma of food being cooked outdoors on an open fire, and take pleasure in preparing our favourite dishes for all to enjoy. And while the traditional way of doing things is still high on the list, our job for this magazine is to push the boundaries and see where it takes us. Hence, our features on veggies and a few simply and tasty desserts all cooked on the fire. A braai for us is a time for celebration and so we found ourselves at a southern US inspired BBQ, and a paella party and for the kiddies (and the big kids) we made a S’mores Bar. For our ‘day’ jobs, if you can call it that, our magazines focus on gardening and growing food, so this magazine wouldn’t be ours without touching on growing food on your patio or braaiing with flavourful herbs and it wouldn’t be us without a few great DIY projects to tackle, like a beautiful prep bench and kitchen sink, or a storage cabin for the braai wood. We take great pleasure in putting this magazine together and we hope you enjoy every tasty mouthful as you take the journey with us.
The Gardener Team
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