Cooking for the Wedding Feast
My host family's yard was spiffied-up for my host sister's summer wedding. This photo shows the cooking area -- an entire cow is in these pots! My host father was the kgosana, or headman, of our village. His eldest daughter's wedding was a celebration that spared no expense or nicety. Family and friends from both near and afar joined in a massive feast and dance that lasted several days, including the preparations that led up to the actual ceremony and post-ceremony party. Traditional food was prepared using traditional methods, and served inside modern tents with modern decor -- a harmonious mix of old and new.