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Blacvk mussels
Feature Stories, Ingredients, Shellfish


Introduction For most Namibians, access to fresh mussels and other seafood is extremely limited and highly dependent on the ability to self-harvest. Fresh seafood is also very expensive compared to other proteins available in retail stores. Namibia’s lucrative seafood industry exports most local seafood but recreational harvesting is allowed for […]

Feature Stories, General


Introduction Life feels a whole lot better when you wake up to the smell of rusks or “beskuit” in the oven. There is something very comforting to the smell of warm milk, butter, flour and sugar. Just as there is something utterly serene in sitting at a table at dawn […]

Quick Jam Doughnuts
Confectionary, Recipes

Quick Jam Doughnuts

These quick jam doughnuts are ideal for whenever the sugar cravings kick. But they have a little story. The German jam doughnut known as the “Berliner” is one of Namibia’s iconic confectionaries. Brought here by early German settlers it is very popular with afternoon coffee or tea. But, the Berliner […]

Jaffle and Jaffle Pan
Bread, General


Introduction Many Namibians grew up eating jaffles. These are sandwiches stuffed with minced meat, tomato and onions and cooked over the flame of a primus stove[1] using a special tool, the jaffle pan. In years gone by, it was a staple at public events such as sports tournaments, church bazaars, and […]

Fresh Namibian Oysters
Recipes, Shellfish

Oysters with mango salsa

Frozen oysters should not be overlooked. This recipe that combines oysters with mango is proof of how good they can be. The oysters are only lightly cooked, which improves their texture. The mango adds sweetness and freshness whilst the onions add a little crunch. The chilli adds heat. The addition […]

Bread, Sandwiches

Braaibroodjies with eggplant

Braaibroodjies with eggplant is a modern version of traditional classic braaibroodjie. To the cultural outsider, it may look like just another grilled cheese sandwich. But to those in the know, it is often the highlight of the braai. Braaibroodjies with eggplant tips the hat to the classic Italian flavours of […]



Introduction A Namibian braai is not a braai without that most iconic of side dishes, braaibroodjies. This grilled sandwich most likely crossed over into Namibia from South Africa its neighbour across the Orange River. It is but one of a number of bread dishes cooked over an open fire and […]

Beer and cheese bread
Bread, Recipes

Beer and cheese bread

This beer and cheese bread is one variation of the beer breads Namibians love to enjoy with their braais. These breads are popular because they are so easy to make. They require only a hand full of ingredients and uses baking soda as leavening agent. Beer, off course, is another […]