The Zebra Crossing - where Africa meets Australia - never ceases to astound me with their very innovative occasions to inspire Australians to taste-test and fall in love with delicacies, inspired by South African people and South African traditions.
Once again The Zebra Crossing are hosting one of their extremely popular boerewors (South African sausage) tastings and everybody is invited to this very social, very festive get together.
What is boerewors, I hear you ask?
A South African delicacy, well worth sampling - Image: The Zebra Crossing FB
There are many people worldwide who do not have South African connections and therefore wouldn't know about this tasty South African sausage. The name 'boerewors' comes from the Afrikaans word Boer ('farmer') and wors ('sausage'). It is thought that the recipe for boerewors would have originated with the early migrants landing on South African soil - possibly with the Dutch coming from the Netherlands.
The unique taste of boerewors comes from the generous amount of spices used, particularly Coriander, Nutmeg, Cloves, All Spice and Black Pepper. But … in saying this, most South Africans would have a a traditional recipe, usually passed down through the generations, the contents of which, can be a very tightly-held secret. In other words, not every tasty morsel of boerewors is necessarily the same, with a little bit of this or a little bit of that, added.
Beautiful hand-beaded lambs, very typical of Africa
That is why the Boerewors Tasting and Get Together at The Zebra Crossing on the 9 Septemberis an excellent way to personally taste-test and decide for yourself, from the diverse variety of boerewors flavours that will be on offer:
The Boerewors Tasting and Get Together just keeps getting better! The Zebra Crossing have just launched a six week competition, running from the 9 September and to be drawn on the 21 October. To enter, all you need to do is to spend $25 at The Zebra Crossing and voilà, you have an entry.
Prizes to be won (there are still more coming - they are in the process of being finalised)
Two Return Flight Tickets to South Africa with SAA (South African Airways) - courtesy of Journeys Worldwide;
The Zebra Crossing is a family-owned and run South African shop selling everything from lollies to South African wines and I believe, have the largest range of jerky and biltong on the Sunshine Coast.
Come along for the boerewors tasting on the 9 September, choose a new favourite flavour, stay for a coffee and chit-chat and enjoy the friendly, family ambience that is always evident, on every one of my visits.
While you're there, browse the groceries, or look out for the unique South African gifts on display - you will always find a 'must-have' to take home.
If you're an adventurous Australian or a South African feeling nostalgic, why not bookmark the next Boerewors Tasting and Get Together at The Zebra Crossing - just for the sampling of African cuisine and a touch of African ambience it will be so worth it! Show off your new-found knowledge of international cuisine at your next barbecue, or braai as South Africans love to call it, and really impress your guests.