September 26, 2012 in Food24Ed posts
WHAT A DAY! Heritage Day aka Braai Day 2012 was one of epic proportions this year.
Friends and family descended on casa de Waal from 7h30am with all sorts of interesting tools and outfits and the first fire was lit by 8am!
First off the mark - The Poachers and The Squealers
The hanging leg of lamb is called a ‘poacher’s roast’ – note the poachers. How very cool? We had 12 teams competing for the coveted ‘Braai Hard’ trophy and the innovation was amazing!
Here we have The Hoffies’ – drunken belly of pork (the winners!), the defending champ’s quail and some dah-lish Woolies kebabs, boerie and wors for snackies and the kiddywinkles.
Scenes from the day and the well-munched-on corn dogs (from Woolies too) went down a treat with the little ones – like hotdog lollipops! (I am admitting I inhaled one – very ‘un-gour-mett’ of me but really yummy).
I invited some well-known and much loved foodies to come and join the madness and do a spot of judging. The witty and frolicsome Paul Raphaely from NoMU, our beloved ex Ed-in-chief Sam Wilson and the creative and talented author and stylist/blogger Sam Linsell from Drizzle and Dip.
‘Old school’ with Miss Braai Hard giving it her best go (chops, wors and a chip sosatie), and ‘Father and Son’ team with the 2nd place pork belly and apple skewer with Malay spices and pineapple salsa.
Paul and Tracey brought us some wonderful new NoMU goodies to go with the prizes (hey you should check out their new APP) and Woolworths sponsored some stunning stuff, including a gorgeous set of 6 knives for the first prize (yowza). Sam and I went to The Cav (Cavendish) on Sunday and had a total ball shopping, the tapas/snack selection is a win with loads of new products – bring on easy summer entertaining!