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July 2017

Monday 3rd July at 6pm – Gordon Ramsay – Cooking for Friends in Winter

Monday 3rd July at 6pm – Gordon Ramsay – Cooking for Friends in Winter. This Gordon Ramsey cooking class is based on his book Cooking for Friends. Love him or hate him, he certainly knows his food. In this book, we see a very different side of him, more relaxed, cooking some best-loved versions of classic British dishes for family and friends.

  • Broccoli, blue cheese and pear soup – elegant dinner party dish, yet is so easy to make
  • Mushroom and barley risotto – a different take on risotto, with the delicious nutty flavour
  • Roast rib-eye of beef – with caramelized onions and red wine gravy, a great Sunday roast
  • Roasted tomatoes with marjoram – intense flavour, great accompaniment to fish, poultry and meat
  • Chorizo, mixed pepper and mint couscous – a great accompaniment to most dishes, with lots of colour.
  • Pear and frangipane tart – beautiful tart quick and easy to make, served warm or at room temperature.

 

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Monday 10th July at 6pm – South African - A Taste of the Karoo

Monday 10th July at 6pm – South African – A Taste of the Karoo. Unique flavours that have become synonymous with South African farm cuisine. These are the dishes that keep the cold Karoo nights at bay.

  • Chicken pie – a popular festive buffet dish.
  • Bobotie – South Africa’s national dish with beef or lamb mince and a baked custard topping.
  • Green beans and potato stew – with butter, sugar and cinnamon.
  • Pumpkin fritters – popular feast dish, served either as a side dish, or with cinnamon sugar as a dessert.
  • Fresh mealie bread – moist, ideal with grills and roasts.
  • Koeksisters – platted dough, deep-fried and soaked with syrup.

 

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Monday 17th July at 6pm – All about soups

Monday 17th July at 6pm – All about soups. Soup is a primarily a liquid food, generally served warm, that is made by combining ingredients such as meat and vegetables with stock, juice, water, or another liquid. Cooler nights call for liquid nourishment and these soup recipes are just what the doctor ordered! So if you love the convenience of a one-dish meal simmering on the stovetop, then preparing one of these soup recipes for some no-fuss hearty comfort food would appeal to you. Classic soups in this cooking class.

  • Green pea soup – hearty winter soup, with ham.
  • French onion soup – a thick, fragrant classic, perfect late night snack.
  • Chicken Noodle Soup – Chicken stock with a deep, savory flavour, fresh vegetables
  • Fresh tomato and sweet chilli soup– with basil and olive oil, fiery refreshing hot or cold soup
  • Tom Ka Gai – Classic Thai chicken and coconut milk soup, a great quick meal, with noodles.
  • Tom Yum – sour and spicy prawn soup, a Thai classic.

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Monday 24th July at 6pm – Classic Italian dishes

Monday 24th July at 6pm – Classic Italian dishes. Note that there is no such thing as ‘Italian cuisine’ with a unique nation-wide tradition of preparing food. Our Italian cooking class showcases the classic Italian dishes that every Italian-food-lover must have in their cookbook

  • Chicken liver crostinis – a classic Tuscan snack.
  • Zucchini frittata – perfect with a light salad.
  • White clam sauce – a tomato-less sauce with butter and cheese, and fettuccine.
  • Osso buca – classic braised veal shin from Milan.
  • Polenta with butter and cheese – the classic way of serving polenta.
  • Green peas with bacon – an intense sweet flavour.
  • Pannacotta – meaning cooked cream, it is then set with gelatine, served with fresh berries.

R495 per person

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