How to prepare a Potjiekos...


A Potjiekos begins with wood...First there are the very special logs (I believe these were a kind of Acacia)
 
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Then you get the fire blazing: it helps to have the setting be picturesque--full of pots of rare succulents and flower beds in bloom alongside the patio!

Ingredients assembled
The pot is on the fire, and the ingredients are gathered about--along with the "consultants" who ( you notice are imbibing lots of...well...solution to aid in their judgment?)...


More imbibing while the hard working cook explains things...


And keeps explaining things...(notice...they're still drinking)


It takes a LOT of explaining...and a lot of drinks for the helpful consultants as well obviously...


Now that the cook has finished explaining, it's time to get to work on the meal itself--lots of yummy ingredients: potatoes, the meat already cooking--a little of this a little of that!


You know that it's good when the cook himself applauds! (and the dogs gather nearer)...



The judges need just one more glass before they can weigh in fully....


The cook is gently urging his chorus to go to the table--way over there!


Aha! and now it's almost done....


Or maybe not? Night fell before we actually sat down, but the Potjiekos was perfect...as was the Namaqua that accompanied it!


Another glass please!


Aah! That's perfect now...and it really was a perfect day!

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