A 60-year-old, meat-and-sausage shop in Beverly Hills is very popular for its South African-style sausage and jerky:
By 10 on a brisk Saturday morning, the retro aluminum-lined glass butcher case at the European Deluxe Sausage Kitchen is already cloudy with fingerprints.
. . . Troub and the Sausage Kitchen's previous owner, Willie Kossbiel, are matter-of-fact about the seemingly mysterious debut of these African specialties. Thirty years ago, a representative from the South African Consulate General's office (located two miles northeast of the shop) asked Kossbiel to consider making the hometown favorites that expats were craving.
. . . "All I know is you can find South Africans there before road trips or a game of rugby," says consul Etienne van Straaten, who recently picked up some biltong for a family camping trip to Sequoia National Park.
If you read the article, you'll find out what the Afrikaans word for jerky ("biltong") actually means.