South African cuisine has changed from indigenous dependence on wild game, cattle and gathering of foods from the wild, to farming, and cooking styles brought by colonists from Netherlands, Germany France and Britain, as well as immigrants from India. Traditional "Cape Dutch" cookery mixes European cooking with spices like nutmeg, allspice and hot peppers, brought to South Africa from India and Southeast Asia.
East meets West... And South... And North. That's how the cuisine of South Africa can be described. Where Indian curries meet British meat pies and Dutch cookies meet Indonesian chutney. Culinary contrasts that mirror the geography, culture, and history of this vast land.
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