Lunch yesterday included mkanak, a pork meat that Mom remembers vividly from her childhood. Jeddo used to pour alcoholic spirits over the raw sausages, light them up right there on the table, and voila – braaied boerewors with a difference! Mom wasn’t as showy, and cooked them discreetly in a pan.
Today Ata told me that Jeddo learned this from her father, who used to take raw mkanak with him on hunting trips in Mexico and cook them in this easy way when alcohol was the easiest agent. Men! Any excuse to make food boozy!