Cape Malay Cooking Safari

CAP 111-101
  • Informal cooking in a Bo-Kaap family home
  • Shopping for ingredients and discovering the links between history, food and religion.
Program Overview
Country: South Africa
Depart: 03/21/2017 1000
Return: 03/21/2017 1400
Duration: Half-Day
Difficulty: Moderate
Capacity: Min. 8/ Max 14
Program Fee
$108 (early booking: $100)

Field Work Conflicts
  • MKT 361: Buyer Behavior
  • SOC 105: Social Problems (Section 1)

Perched on the slopes of Signal Hill and overlooking Table Bay and Mountain is the colorful Bo-Kaap community with its cobblestone streets, legends and secrets. Walk to Cape Town’s historical quarter and turn your focus to the extraordinary cuisine of the Cape Malay community. While shopping for ingredients to prepare a typical Cape Malay dish, discover links between history, food and religion. Enjoy an informal cooking workshop in a Bo-Kaap family home or similar. Learn how to mix masala, fold samosas, and balance the flavors of Cape Malay curry, catering to both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Share the table with the hostess and cooking instructor and enjoy the rich opportunity of interesting conversation and interaction, before returning back to the quayside, having gained a deeper inside into the Cape Malay culture.

Meals Included

Lunch, as prepared by participants