For those who are tired of braaiing the same old chops and wors and MSG-soaked bottled sauces, this is a seriously different book on braaiing. Following the phenomenal success of Braai Buddy and numerous requests for a sequel, author de Waal Davis has once again compiled a magnificent collection of international recipes modified and adapted to South Africa’s favourite national pastime – the braai. In keeping with current trends in taste and cooking style, he has included sections on gas cooking, the pros and cons of wood versus gas and classic ‘steakhouse’ sauces. The potjie section has recipes from around the world as well as South Africa. Chapters also cover the fire, bastes, dry rubs, glazes, marinades, steaks, beef, chicken, lamb, pork and fish, not forgetting a ‘controversial’ guest list. So yes, the humour of the original Braai Buddy is continued in Braai Buddy 2. Colin Daniel’s cartoon-style illustrations add a further dimension to this recipe compilation, which is for the serious braaier with a serious sense of humour.