Three men work on a car in the outskirts of Soweto, a township in the southwest of Johannesburg, South Africa, in December 2006. –TaraContinue Reading →
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Walking on the streets in Johannesburg, South Africa, mothers commonly carry one of their youngest children on their backs by wrapping towels around their waists, like this one supporting a baby in a little pink hat. –Tara for TKGOContinue Reading →
The wild is not just reserved for Rudyard Kipling characters. Anyone who has the vacation days can move up from Disney cartoons to the real thing! First step: Choose your adventure. South Africa’s bushveld was a natural choice for me because of my father’s background. (He was born there and did not move to the States until after graduate school.) However, you may want to explore other areas of Africa, like Botswana, Kenya or Zimbabwe. Keep an eye on the […]Continue Reading →
Kids play outside a sangoma’s office in Johannesburg, South Africa, where “traditional” methods for healing the sick include prayer and candle lighting. I took this photo in December of 2004 from a highway overpass. Behind me, on the other side of the overpass, is Baragwanath Hospital, which claims to be the largest acute hospital in the world and the only public one servicing 3.5 million people living in the township of Soweto. Ironic? –Tara for TKGOContinue Reading →
Unlike my dad’s secret Monster Burger recipe (which he won’t even send me via email because “the Internet is too easily hacked”), my mom’s updated South African bobotie recipe is one to share. My dad is South African. My mom is a Wisconsinite. When she wanted to surprise him one night, she picked a recipe from South African Gourmet Food and Wine by Myrna Rosen and Leslie Loon, a cookbook my dad’s mother (South African to the core) swears by. […]Continue Reading →