What sound most typifies South Africa's great outdoors? Some say it's the chilling roar of a lion in the early evening in the bush. Others claim it's the haunting call of a fish eagle that soars above the country's many rivers and dams. And yet the sound that unifies South Africans all around the world is the crackling of a fire. It is the call to come together, to enjoy the hospitality so unique to our people. A braai is ideal for entertaining - and a 'bring-'n-braai' is common. These are all about gathering together in a sociable environment, so everyone arrives with whatever they want to cook on the braai that day. This book endeavors to light a fire for you, and beckons you to join us as we place a few lamb chops on the sizzling griddle and pour a glass of wine. Welcome to the great outdoors.