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Are You A Carnivore?

Are You A Carnivore? You've come to the right place. The appropriately named Carnivore lives up to its reputation as the go to place for grilled meat in Nairobi. The short list of house specialties includes spit-roasted fresh ham, leg of lamb, haunch of beef, ostrich meatballs, and crocodile (tastes like a cross between pork and shrimp). Here's Steven behind the grill with Carnivore pit master, Daniel Kiplagat, llearning the fine points...

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Steven on Safari

Steven on Safari As the sun rose over Kruger National Park in South Africa, Steven was hard at work stalking recipes for Planet Barbecue. Not that you'd eat hippo (although Steven met people who had--it's supposed to be very gamey). But while on safari, Steven did have a chance to try impala, spring bock, warthog, and other bush beasts--all grilled over charcoal. The place was Singita Lebambo--a fabulously luxurious game lodge, where giraffes...

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Barbara on the Barbecue Trail

Barbara on the Barbecue Trail When you think of South African braai (barbecue), the first thing that comes to mind is meat. But fish braais are a big part of the barbecue culture in on Western Cape (South Africa's "Cape Cod" to the west of Cape Town). Here's Barbara Raichlen about to eat some roosterkoek (grilled rolls) at one of the most famous grilled fish restaurants in all of South Africa: Die Standloper. Well, restaurant is a bit of...

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Steven in Soweto

Steven in Soweto The Planet Barbecue world tour continues. This stop: Soweto, Johanneburg, South Africa. Epicenter of the anti-apartheid and liberation movement and of pulsing kwaito music. And of course, the Southwest Township is a hotspot of a singular and singularly pleasing style of barbecue: "buy and braai." The buying is done at a butcher shop, like the one owned by Jo Jo Bojar, pictured here with Steven. The meats are arranged in...

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