Touchtree Middle Earth
A braai loosely entails grilling food over coals; and even though they seem like one and the same thing to a novice, they are not synonymous with barbecues. The main difference between a Braai and a BBQ has to be the fire. A Braai just isn’t considered a Braai if cooked on a gas grill. The fire also remains lit for the duration of the Braai, even after the food’s been cooked. Guests will gather around the fire after eating and spend the rest of the day or evening there.
Braaing is one of the few things in South Africa that cuts through cultural and racial lines. Regardless of language, race, or culture, the love of meat cooked over a wood fire is something that all South Africans share. It really is a South-African tradition.