The Zulu cuisine nation represented in South Africa is large. They have a long history & their culture is centered on traditions & rituals which have grown stronger through time & generations.

The traditional Zulu cuisine for the Zulu nation play a big role in their culture. They are known to slaughter animals during major life events. These major life events include burials (funerals), coming of age, weddings, etc. The slaughtering is also accompanied with Zulu beer & allows for socializing & feasting with loved ones. The Zulu’s originally relied on their land for sustenance & nutrition. Grain & vegetables that they farmed was made up of their diet along with the meat of any cattle that they owned.

The staple food of today for the Zulu people still remain which include maize starches sorghum. These are eaten as soft/stiff porridge’s or in liquid form as beer. Utywala is what the alcoholic adaptation of this beer is known as & Amahewu is the non-alcoholic adaptation. Isibhede is the porridge in it’s fermented state. Amazi is also another local cuisine, it is a curdled milk drink. Beef is also a part of their menu as they are lovers of meat dishes. Their menu also consists of vegetables, but the most traditional one is known as Amandumbe (Yam).

Pap

Pap

PAP   This South African Food Recipe Serves 4-8   Pap is a South African porridge made with maize meal. It is also known to be called mieliepap or maize meal. Pap is a traditional Zulu local cuisine & is enjoyed with various meals. It can be made in different consistencies depending on your preference. Pronunciation : pup’ Pap Ingredients:…