At a get-together of family and friends, nothing beats the alluring aroma and tantalising taste of a potjie, especially one that simmers with the succulent smack of the sea. Potjiekos has already been a part of our culture for ages, so don’t hurry the process… The longer your potjie cooks, the better it gets.
Many believe that paella happened almost by accident. After royal banquets, the Spanish kings’ servants would mix the leftovers in large pots to take home. The name paella comes from the Arab word “baqiyah” for leftovers. There are as many versions of paella as there are cooks. Here’s ours.