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As the weather gets warmer, our thoughts turn to cooking and eating outside. For South Africans that means cooking on a braai (for my English followers, a BBQ). When cooking on a braai the type of wood you use can make a real difference to the flavour of your food, which is why I stock “Let’s Braai” at Ben’s Meat & Heat Emporium, my shop in Leamington. What’s the difference between a braai and a BBQ? The main difference between a braai and a BBQ is the fuel source, A braai, traditionally, uses wood as apposed to charcoal or gas....

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I’m really looking forward to September as I’m back doing festivals and showcasing my range of biltong and droewors. After nearly two years of no festivals, thanks to the pandemic, I was at the Warwick Food Festival earlier this month, and it felt so good to be back! It was great seeing old customers again and introducing new people to my products. I now can’t wait to attend more festivals over the coming months! The first festival I’m heading to in September is Taste Bedford on the 4th & 5th. I’ve been to this one before and it’s a fantastic...

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On Saturday the 26th of June I celebrated the 1st birthday of Ben’s Meat & Heat Emporium. Customers enjoyed boerewors rolls cooked on the braai by the awesome blogger, Braai Lad and our fantastic braai wood supplier, Let’s braai. The braai was my way of saying thank you to all the fabulous customers who have supported me over the last year.      It was so good to see so many of my regular Emporium customers on the day as well as some new faces. It was also fantastic to see many of my South African customers meeting fellow ex-pats...

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Finally, the weather is changing and we’re starting to see some beautiful spring days. If you haven’t already, then it’s time to fire up the BBQ or Braai and enjoy cooking and eating in the garden! To help you with your outdoor cooking, I’ve now created a dedicated page on the Ben’s Biltong website for all of my BBQ and Braai products. I’ve got a selection of delicious rubs & seasonings, sauces and also some embroidered cloths and aprons.

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biltong, butcher, droewors, national butchers week -

This week is National Butchers week, so I thought I’d share a bit of information about the fabulous butcher I use for my biltong and droewors. Joseph Morris Butchers are situated in Rugby and have been my butcher for a number of years. They never let me down with their meat quality and are a pleasure to deal with. Joseph Morris Butchers are a family run business established in 1930 by Joseph Morris who set up a small shop in the village of South Kilworth in Leicestershire. As demand for quality meat grew, the business expanded and it is now...

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