Master the Art of the Braaing with Jan Braai’s Fireworks
This August, Pan Macmillan releases Fireworks by Jan Braai:
South Africa celebrates National Braai Day (also known as Heritage Day) on 24 September every year. A day for all the citizens of South Africa to unite around braai fires with family and friends. The driving force behind this initiative is a man known as Jan Braai.
South Africa’s most popular and iconic form of cooking is the braai across all cultures and if anyone knows how to braai, it is Jan. He has braaied with thousands of South Africans, almost every day for the five years since the launch of National Braai Day. And he knows what people want to know about braaing.
This book starts with the instructions for braaing the perfect steak and then moves on through lamb chops, the most decadent chicken burgers, pork ribs, potjies and mushroom burgers, and even a couple of desserts.
“I like T-Bone steaks, because they are in the shape of Africa.” – Desmond Tutu, Patron of National Braai Day
About the author
Who is Jan Braai? His real name is Jan Scannell and he lives to braai. He started the National Braai Day initiative in 2007 and his aim is to create a national celebration of the one activity all South Africans have in common, regardless of race, language, gender or wealth, cooking over a fire. He holds the world record for the longest braai. His TV programme Braai vir Erfenis on Kyknet in 2011 drew record audiences. He is currently filming his second TV series for Kyknet. For more about Jan Braai visit www.braai.com.