It’s always interesting finding out how people came up with the different foods and beverages that we enjoy now.
The story of how the popular Durban meal, Bunny Chow, is one of those.
Legend states that since apartheid prohibited different races from eating together in the same restaurant, people of colour were given their curry from the back entrances of restaurants and sometimes, through the windows.
But since the roti they served the curry in, always disintegrated, they found that it was easier to serve the curry in hollowed out bread loaves. And so the bunny was born.
The creation of gin and tonic is one of the best accidental food and drink stories. Fever Tree tonics has been running a ‘Raise Your Glass, Erase Malaria’ campaign in May and it made us go back into the story of how gin and tonic became a popular drink.