Book Review | Girls on Fire by Camilla Comins

March 31, 2015 · 0 comments

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Girls on Fire is the ultimate braai guide for girls wanting to show the guys that they, too, can braai and do a better job … while wearing high heels and looking fabulous. Girls on Fire demystifies the South African braai, which has traditionally been a ‘guy’ thing – the testosterone zone of entertaining – and now girls can impress with dishes such as Asian pork salad, Ostrich meatball kebabs and Spanish calamari potjie.

The book covers everything from how to light a fire and what type of wood or charcoal to use, to drinks, starters, mains and desserts. There’s even a section on braai food for kids.

The photographs by Russel Wasserfall are a mouth-watering visual feast. He captures the lifestyle aspect of this significant South African social activity in a way that makes you want to call your friends and light a fire.

Camilla turns on the creativity and takes some classic recipes from the kitchen to the braai.  She introduces great ideas how to scale down on huge amounts of meat, how to cook with cheaper cuts, and how to introduce more salads and side dishes. Most of her recipes can be prepared in advance, which allows you to balance your time between entertaining your guests and simultaneously whipping up a delicious braai that will impress even the toughest critic.

The book is first published by Russel Wasserfall Food, and an imprint of Jacana Media. Girls on Fire is available from all good book stores.


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