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Highland Park resident Kevin Drake started The Chicago Biltong Company, makes biltong, a popular snack in South Africa that’s now available at Sunset Foods and online. (Submitted photo)
Erin Yarnall, Editor
2:36 am CDT September 16, 2019

For Highland Park resident Kevin Drake, making biltong, a dried, cured meat popular as a snack in South Africa, is a labor of love.

Drake, a native South African, moved to the United States in 1991, and said one of the things he missed about South Africa was biltong.

“Back then, you couldn’t find it anywhere,” Drake said.

His solution? Drake decided to make his own biltong.