Where can i get a nice braai stand for selling boerewors rolls in Cape town?
by Jasson, Western Province
No idea sorry. If anyone knows this answer please use the 'submit a question' button, send me the answer and I will update the answer to this question with it.
Hi Jan. Man ek wil net weet, is daar is ander kole of klippe as wat ek gesien het hulle saam in gas braaiers gebruik. Kan jy my se wat dit is en waar om dit te kry?
by boera pretorius, pretoria
Ek braai nie met gas nie so het geen idee nie. Sou raai die winkels wat gas braais verkoop?
Ja. Help asb in hiedie pragtige Province!!!! sukkel ook maar met die Rugby Ek soek n termometer vir n gas braai hier innie Kaap. Waar gaan ek heen.
by Erich WENHOLD, western cape
In Cape Town, Banks Kitchen shop has a few different digital food (meat) thermometers.
When will the new season of Jan Braai be aired on TV? We (my Wife Lizette and I) cannot wait for it to start again.
by Sean Du Toit, Gauteng
Starts on Friday 5 July 2013 at 19:30 and after that it airs every week until the last Friday of December.
Hoe om lekker stuiwe pap te maak.
by piet, gauteng
3 cups of water, 2 cups of mielie meel, 1 teaspoon of salt. First boil the water and salt, then add the meel bit by bit and stir it in, cover with lid and simmer for about 30 minutes.
hoe braai ek n duiker ribbetjie op die kole
No idea. A duiker is such a small and cute little animal that I've never had the urge to hunt one.
Hi do you do promotions. We having our company Birthday and we would like to invite you.
by Pieter van Vuuren, Free State
Sometimes yes. Send an email with details. Contact details top right hand side of the website.
Hi There, How does one get a hold of you to do an appearance at an event??
Contact details are at top right of the website.
Have you ever made boerewors with just plain pork and if so, what was the result.
No, I have never done that. To my mind that would not be boerewors but pork sausage. Boerewors needs a combination of beef and pork.
Hi Jan. I must say it is quite funny asking you now - my husband wanted your Braai book for Xmas but I got him a slow cooker instead...now instead of just paging through your book, I have to ask you online. lol. I entered Willem and his friend, Johann for Ultimate Braai Master Season 2 and they got chosen to compete at the auditions on the 2nd of March. They know their "stuff" when it comes to braaing but I thought I'd find out from you what you would have done the day of the auditions to knock the judges off their feet ? A nice cut of braai meat and accompanying side braai dish or two. Just a winning idea or two would be great thanks!
by Tanja, Western Cape
I probably would have slept late and then braaied with my friends on that day if I was them.
Hoe lank voor ek my vacuum packed steak braai moet ek hulle verwyder van die pakkie en laat rus?
If you're braaing vacuum-packed steaks, remove them from the plastic about 30 minutes before the braai. Wash under cold running water and pat dry with a paper towel. Cover and let them rest at room temperature until the braai. (Afrikaans questions welcome, but answered in English so that everyone can follow).
Goeie middag Jan, ons het vriende wat van Australia af kom kuier en ons wil graag jou boek vir hulle gee en wou graag dat jy dit teken vir hulle. Kan jy vir my se waar doen jy weer boek bekendstellings (ons is in Benoni (Boksburg, Pta area sal ook werk) ons hoor graag van jou.
Hi Bert, there are no book signings in the foreseeable future that I know if. Unfortunately (or fortunately) the book is selling so well that the publishers don't really have an interest in doing it anymore. You are welcome to email us on the contact details at the top-right hand corner of the website and perhaps one of my colleagues can help you get a signed copy.
Ek stel belang om ±50 braai boeke te koop om vir kliente te gee. Kan ek vir `n beter prys direk by julle koop en teen watter prys.
by Andre van Niekerk, NC
Hi Andre, unfortunately I don't really sell any books. All of that happens through the publishers. For Afrikaans books you can speak to Human&Rossouw and for English books to PanMacMillan. I would guess you should get a discount when buying in such quantities.
Hi Jan, After a recent trip to Australia and forcing my self to watch my Aussie mates destroy their steaks on a gas barbeque. I had to inform them what a real braai was and express to them that in some instances we in South Africa put our steaks directly on the wood coals instead of using a grill. They burst out laughing at this comment and went so far as to say I was actually lying to them. Obviously they have no sense of what a real braai is and needless to say their nation of losers will continue to support their local gas companies. I thought it best to ask the master himself and hope you can send me a comment on the advantages of braaing in this manner and that it is in fact a common occurence in South African region. Your comments I hope will put and end to my Aussie mates arrogant ways. I look forward to your comments and happy braaing! Regards Heath
by Heath Cuthbertson, western Cape
Hi Heath, yes I've been to Australia and I've witnessed this gas-barbie madness with my own eyes. I wise old man once said, "some you just have to let go", and that is how I feel about the braaing habits of Australians.
Where can one buy proper age dried meat?
by Jan Pienaar, Mpumalanga
If no butchery in your area sells dry aged meat, go to a steak house that dry ages meat. Many steakhouses also sell meat directly to the public.
we are wanting to purchase a webber braai, but cannot decide on gas or coal. does either alter the end result of the taste??which gives the best flavour in terms of cooking?
Gas has no taste, charcoal has some taste. A real wood fire has the best taste. So between you two options the answer is charcoal.
Jan in your book you recommend buying a digital meat thermometer. I have looked locally in Gauteng from Cresta to Northgate, to Westgate to find such an instrument of heat detection but no joy as yet. Can you point me in the right direction as where I can find such an instrument Thanks
Have you tried Culinary Equipment Company in Lanseria? Perhaps just some extra info, they are called 'food thermometers' or 'digital food thermometers' so that is what you are looking for. There is not a special one just for braaing or meat. Although not for sale at your average supermarket, a digital food thermometer is not an extremely rare thing. You really should be able to find it at speciality kitchen shops. Good luck!
Soek vir 'n lekker sous om skaaptjops mee te marineer vir braai.
High quality lamb chops (particularly loin chops and rib chops) are best served with as little condiments as possible. Preferably only salt & pepper. Leg and flank chops can be marinated. My favourite is a curry marinade, similar to when making lamb curry sosaties.
Paper bark, (melaleuka) has been cut in my garden and I would like to know if I can use the wood to braai?
No idea sorry, I've never braaied with it.
Hi Jan, firstly, thanks for the awesome braai guide book!!! Secondly, I intend smoking a gammon on my charcoal 57cm weber braai, using my rotisserie attachment. Should I glaze the gammon (and what would make a nice tasting glaze basting) or should I just spice it without glazing it?
by Heinrich Klein, Cape Town
I would only glaze it at the end. Any sweet sauce or marinade can easily burn due to the high sugar content and should only be added close to the end of the cooking process.