The South African diet is often determined by a person’s economic status. Beef, mutton, a variety of curries, green vegetables, pumpkins, and other foods are eaten. Staples include potatoes and rice. South Africa produces a great variety of food. Dinner, usually eaten after 6 pm, is the main meal.
The continental style of eating is generally observed by urban South Africans. In rural areas, people often eat with spoons or their fingers.