Introduction to South African Cuisine *In-Person* *NEW*

South Africa lies at the crossroads of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, and the cuisine of the Cape reflects the traditions of the African, Indian, Malaysian, Dutch, and English populations that live there. In this class, we will make Boerewors (a “farmer sausage” made from beef and pork, with coriander, allspice, and black pepper), Chakalaka and Pap (a dish from Lesotho consisting of curried carrots and hominy porridge that is a staple of South African daily life) Boereboontjies (every Boere family has their own variation of this dish that includes potatoes, onions, and beans), Bobotie (a Cape Malay-version of a meatloaf or shepherd’s pie with fruit and curry), and Melktert (a custard tart that is a traditional Boer dessert). Instructor: Michael McComas

Sections

SOAF-FA22.01

Start Date

December 10, 2022

Time

3:00pm

Location

CCAE

Cost

$95.00

Availability

0

Saturday, 3-6pm. Dec. 10. The cost of tuition includes all food materials and fees.

This class will meet in-person at CCAE with a limited student capacity. Please note that COVID-19 proof of vaccination is required. Please view our In-Person Class Guidelines prior to enrolling.

Instructors: Michael McComas

SOAF-WI23.01

Start Date

March 11, 2023

Time

3:00pm

Location

CCAE

Cost

$95.00

Availability

11

Saturday, 3-6pm. Mar. 11. The cost of tuition includes all food materials and fees.

Street Food of South Africa

South Africa has a rich and varied culinary tradition, influenced by its location at the confluence of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans and the African, European, and South Asian populations that make up the country. In this course, we will look at the fun street foods that South Africans eat on the go: Bunny Chow, a savory Durban curry served in a bread bowl; Vetkoek, a fried bun that can be filled with sweet or savory fillings; Boerewors, a traditional Boer sausage; and Amarula Dom Pedro, an ice cream dessert with South African Amarula cordial. Instructor: Michael McComas

This class will meet in-person at CCAE with a limited student capacity. Please note that COVID-19 proof of vaccination is required. Please view our In-Person Class Guidelines prior to enrolling.

Instructors: Michael McComas

Instructor

Michael McComas

Michael McComas has a degree in creative writing and mechanical engineering. A graduate of the Clarion Writers’ Workshop, he has been an Associate Editor at Aboriginal SF and Avesta Blues Publishing. He is a founding member of The Mechanics Writing Workshop in Cambridge.