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Welcome to my Biltong, Boerewors and South African Foods Website.
On this page you will find some information about me and my family and why I started this speciality meats website.
Firstly, I am married to my beautiful wife Lesley. I have three children, two sons (who are still living in South Africa) and one daughter who is also now living in the United Kingdom.
In 2001, I found myself unemployed and in a country where the economic and employment climate was very difficult. It was then that my wife and I decided to emigrate to the UK to explore the opportunities that were available to a hardworking honest family man. As a devout Christian and family man, it was one of the most difficult decisions to make as we had to consider how it would impact on the lives of my children, grandchildren, brothers and sisters.
Eventually, after all the planning and worrying, we arrived at Manchester airport in April 2001. Lesley and I were excited at the prospect of exploring a new country along with its cuisine and culture. Over the next couple of months we found it difficult to source some familiar South African products locally. As you'd expect, we all become a little homesick for these familiar goodies. We tried some butchers in the Greater Manchester area and of those we found, which were very rare, it just did not have the right flavour and texture. So I decided to start making my own boerewors, biltong and drywors with recipes that I had used back in South Africa. Soon, I found myself making boerewors, biltong and drywors for fellow South African friends and some of my English friends as well. It has been from their feedback and support that I have started to offer my products on this website for everyone to enjoy!
As a devout Christian and South African, I am committed to the development of Africa. After all, this is where I grew up and Africa will always be in my heart. With this on my mind and in my heart, I decided to start a Christian charity called Elshaddai Practical Ministries. It is a registered UK charity whose objectives are to empower the impoverished peoples of Africa through self help projects. More information on Elshaddai and the self help projects which we fund can be requested by clicking here.
In closing, I would like to thank you for browsing my website. If there is anything you want to know about our products which you could not find on this website, then please contact me directly. I will be very happy to answer any questions you may have.
Thank you and may God bless you.