Jan Braai's big adventure

Braai Adventures, Braai Information, Braai Talk

It’s been a few weeks since Jan Braai’s 40-day South African braai odyssey came to an end: a remarkable journey that started on Table Mountain, finished on Robben Island, and took in an array of detinations and characters in between that served as vivid remind of quite how extraordinary the country we call home really is. Chances are, if you’re …

Guinness World Record in sight…

Braai Information

It wasn’t the mass roar of a packed stadium, perhaps, but the dozen or so hardy souls who’d seen out the night managed a collective cheer as the official timing clock reached the 21 hour mark, and as the first glimmer of dawn appeared over Table Mountain, Jan Braai’s assault on the Guinness World Record for Longest Braai looked well …

Guinness World Record attempt underway!

Miscellaneous

The V&A Waterfront’s seen some momentous occasions in the past, but this might just be the biggest one yet. At nine o’clock on Thursday morning, in front of a small ub enthusiastic crowd, Jan Braai did what he does every single day of his life: started to braai. But this time, he won’t be stopping once the first meat is …

South Africans replace Romans in Bath

Celebrity braais, International braais

“They really need to do some renovations,” was Jan Braai’s simple appraisal of the Roman Baths in Bath, a world heritage site that pays tribute to the Roman presence in the area two thousand years ago. With the Romans long gone, the cultural attraction is steeped in history; Jan was far more interested in the current invaders, who have the …

Saracens on fire

Celebrity braais

Rump on the braai, Jack Parow playing in the background, cold beer flowing liberally – it could have been a regular braai anywhere in South Africa. Except it wasn’t in South Africa, but St. Albans, just outside of London, home to the bulk of the South African players at top rugby club Saracens. Ethienne Reynecke, the former Lions hooker, hosted …

Expedition to London gathers steam

International braais

Jan Braai (to quote Jan Braai) are very much excited. Rarely seen beyond the braai smoke of Stellenbosch, Jan is boarding a flight to London on Friday night, with me as his tong-wielding (buffalo) wing man, to spread the gospel of the braai to that great South African city in the north. A week of meat on fires awaits, with …

JP Duminy falls for Jan Braai

Celebrity braais

Or more specifically, Jan Braai’s cooking. JP Duminy, South Africa’s flamboyant left-handed batsman, took some time out from preparations for the Airtel T20 Champions League – in which he’ll be representing his Indian Premier League team, the Mumbai Indians – to have a crack at a braai with Jan. You might have spotted an earlier post on the subject, in …

Sasha tries to burn his house down

Celebrity braais

The Italians are famous (and rightly so) for many things. Building majestic sportscars. Successfully pulling of clothing several sizes to small. Playing football (the recent World Cup not included). Fitting people with concrete shoes and taking them swimming. It’s a long and admirable list, but one particular trait would not appear to be amongst them: the art of braaing. Sasha Martinengo …

The World Cup of Beer

Braai Information

With the beautiful game’s ultimate celebration finally underway, possibly the most important question surrounding the World Cup (other than what to have on your braai during matches), is what beers would form the key contenders for a World Cup of Beer? It’s a hugely subjective debate, certainly, and one I’ve given up having with Jan Braai, whose matchday nourishment comes …