Answer Takealot.com’s fun Braai Day quiz to meet your braai alter ego:
How would you best describe your braai style?
A) Super sophisticated. A deconstructed boerie bap is my idea of braai bliss
B) As long as the coals are lit, I don’t care. When the charcoal craving calls, I answer
C) Quick and easy. The faster I can flame-grill the better
D) It’s about the journey, not the eating. I’m all about innovation
E) My tongs, my rules. Don’t argue with the braai master
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What piece of equipment can’t you live without?
A) My cookbooks obviously. Jan Braai is my guy
B) My portable Jamie Oliver braai. It’s lit, anywhere, anytime
C) The Alva Braai Dragon Turbo – that dragon lights my fire
D) My homemade multi-tong tool with a built-in custom-designed fork
E) My tongs. My golden tongs
What’s your ideal braai accompaniment?
A) So many to choose from! These 20 easy summer salads will make it even harder to decide
B) You need a side? Why?
C) A quick tossed salad with balsamic vinegar
D) I love unusual flavour combinations. Don’t knock jellybean salad till you’ve tried it
E) I don’t make the salad. I manage the braai
Mostly As: The disciple
There’s no braai recipe you don’t know, no cookbook you don’t own. Bonello is your guru and Jan Braai is your guy. Your take on a boerie roll is a hand-made sausage delicately flavoured with paprika and sage, sitting gently atop a deconstructed gluten-free ‘roll’, topped with dehydrated onions, with a mustard and garlic aioli. Everyone wants to be your braai bestie, because you have a reputation for taking chops to the next level.
Mostly Bs: The solo FOMO
Jy gaan braai even if you’re the only girl or guy. Whether you’re by yourself or with friends, the coals will be lit and the steaks must go on. When the chargrilled craving calls, you never fail to answer. Even if you live in a tiny apartment, you find a way by lighting a mini Jamie Oliver portable braai. This also comes with you on every holiday. You might forget your toothbrush, but never your braai.
Mostly Cs: The heat hacker
You don’t have all day to wait for those coals to heat up! Time is precious, you’re busy, and so you use every ‘braai hack’ in the book to get your vleis from rare to there. You were an early adopter of the Alva Braai Dragon Turbo – in fact, you started the trend and spread the ‘hack’ to all your friends. You have every gadget ever made and all your gizmos are A-grade.
Mostly Ds: The DI-Braai master
You’re the braai world’s own MacGuyver – the mastermind behind every braai innovation ever dreamed up over a cold brew. You’re constantly tweaking your coal configuration and braai station with homemade creations meant to improve the whole experience. You’re pretty sure your tweaks work, but the rest of your friends and family are slightly less supportive, especially since some of your inventions are a little dubious on the safety side of things.
Mostly Es: The tong taker
If there’s a braai, you’re the braai master. You know your boerie is the best in town and you won’t tolerate any substandard sizzle from wannabe tong holders. You win the battle for braai domination every time, and you’re unashamedly in charge when there are coals in the equation.