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6.18.13 … Biltong and Franschhoek Wines: Worth another trip :) “A regular picnic staple for going out on safari, biltong is usually accompanied with dried apricots, roasted nuts, and a “sun downer” which, for me, was a fine gin and tonic” …

1. Biltong:  What prosciutto is to Italy, biltong is to South Africa.  You may hear it described as a sort of beef or game jerky.  But I can assure you it is much, much better.  It’s softer to chew (perhaps more fresh?) and definitely more flavorful.  While I might compare regular jerky to gnawing on tough leather, biltong is like having a juicy steak in your back pocket ready for consumption.  It packs a punch of umami and leaves you craving more.  A regular picnic staple for going out on safari, biltong is usually accompanied with dried apricots, roasted nuts, and a “sun downer” which, for me, was a fine gin and tonic.

2. Franschhoek Wines:  If you love wine, and have dreamed of the lands where bountiful vineyards sweep across a lush green valley surrounded by mountains, you’ve dreamed of Franschhoek.  Their French history has influenced their wine making, producing some exquisite full-flavored wines.  Just one look at the majestic panoramic landscape will leave your jaw hanging and your heart hoping that you’ll never leave.  The great thing is, there are some fantastic places to stay and immerse yourself in this wine-lover’s enchanted garden.  I recommend taking a look at Le Quartier Francais, Vrede en Lust, and Delaire Graff Estate when making plans for your accommodations and dinner.

via Top 5 Things To Taste In South Africa.


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