The 7 years in which I lived in South Africa were not easy. For the longest time I honestly couldn’t get my head around the social expectations (and implications) of the apartheid categorisations and where I was seen to fit within it. But, for me, South Africa had the best range of food that I had up until that point experienced. I often loved what I ate and what foods were introduced to me there. I would even go so far as to say that this country nurtured the pleasure I now take from cooking and eating. The featured dishes present the median of answers to the favourite foods question. Enjoy!