11 Things You Only Learn When You Have South African Friends

How to cook meat over an open flame, properly

South Africans from all walks of life are proud of their ability to braai, or cook meat over open flames. Though this practice is not unique to South Africa, don’t ever consider comparing a barbecue to an all-South African braai. And even if you understand the art of the braai, you’re likely to encounter dozens of self-assigned professionals who’ll claim they, and only they, know the true art of cooking meat over an open flame.

Braaing at Mzoli’s Place | © Jonathan Khoo / Flickr

The art of a true sundowner

South Africans love celebrating the disappearance of the sun with an alcoholic beverage or two. Though visitors might congregate to witness a spectacular South African sunset, only those with South African friends will know how…

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