The Team Sectional Title blog and Chas Everitt wish all our Sectional Title residents a very happy Heritage Day.
On Heritage Day we are encouraged to celebrate the cultures, belief and traditions that make us proudly South African.
Living in an apartment is no excuse to miss out on a braaing at home. So our team has put together a list of what you need:
- A Braai. Whether it is a Weber, Monolith, Cadac, Gasbraai or half an oil drum, can find one big or small enough to suite the size of your balcony.
- Braai fuel. Wood, charcoal, briquettes or gas, it is up to you. At National Braai Day we like to braai with wood that is not indigenous to South Africa, such as Rooikrans, Blackwattle or Bluegum.
- Braai grid. Stainless steel is always better than mild steel as it lasts much longer.
- Once you’ve got the basics the most important thing you will need is braai tongs; two pairs are better than one – one for the raw and one for the braaied meat. It also makes you look as though you know what you are doing.
- The marinades, spices & sauces that you use on your meat is a big factor when it comes to determining taste, and there is no substitute for coarse sea salt.
- A braai bowl. They are generally sold with a lid that can double as your second braai bowl.
- Meat Thermometer. This will enable you to braai your fillet, whole chicken or fish to the correct internal temperature. Dry over-braaied food is not cool.
- Braai-gloves. Leather welding gloves are a good option. You don’t need to prove anything by getting your hands burnt.
- 1 water pistol. There is absolutely no better way to keep control and enforce discipline on flare-ups and fires that want to burn your food.
- A nice cut of meat from your local butcher. Be nice to your butcher. He is doing the whole community a favour by being there and providing a vital service. Ask him questions about the type of meat you are buying, it’s his job to know the answers.
“When our first democratically elected government decided to make Heritage Day one of our national days, we did so because we knew that our rich and varied cultural heritage has a profound power to help build our new nation”. ~ Nelson Mandela