Beautiful Biltong

Spotted at the airport in Johannesburg: Biltong! Similar to jerky, this South African dried meat snack comes in beef, ostrich, kudu (venison) and other big game flavors. Early Dutch settlers spiced and dried their meat to take on long hunting trips. Today, biltong refers to either dried sliced meat or dried sausage, and makes for a great bar snack to nibble on with a glass of smoky South African shiraz. We also tasted it in a creamy savory soup made with crumbled blue cheese.

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