In this week’s newsletter we look at the how to conserve energy in the kitchen, which is typically the most used room in the house. We also look at the Glass Recycling Company of South Africa. This awesome website of the week will guide you to your closest glass recycling center – so really there are no excuse to start recycling your glass, come on South Africa!
Our May individual cooking class programmes are up on the internet – click on the month for the programme – May
Wickedfood Cooking School runs classes with a minimum of 8 participants and a maximum of 12 as this gives everyone hands-on experience and keeps the class small enough for maximum learning.
- Week 3 – 17 to 23 May
- Week 4 – 24 to 30 May
Monday 24 May at 6pm – Gordon Ramsay – Cooking for Friends (R390 pp). This class is based on the Gordon Ramsey 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, including broccoli blue cheese and pear soup, mushroom and barley risotto, poached fish fillets, roast rib-eye of beef, and pear and frangipane tart.
Sunday 30 May at 4pm – Thai master class 1/2 (R350 pp). Part of our Thai cooking class series, where we teach students the secrets of authentic Thai cooking. In this class dishes include Shrimp paste dipping sauce, Massaman curry, Bean salad, Stir fried egg noodles and Steamed banana cake.
Add a recycling station. We always seem to designate a place in the kitchen for our trash can, but why not use some kitchen space to recycle? All it takes is one or two 40 Litre rubbish bins to cut down on the amount of rubbish that will end up at the landfill. Be creative in what containers you use to sort your recycling. Many retailers sell multiple shapes and sizes in recycling bins. You’ll be amazed at how much longer you can go without taking out the rubbish!
Awesome website of the week: The Glass Recycling Company http://www.theglassrecyclingcompany.co.za/index.html
Why it’s important to recycle your glass.
- Glass that is not recycled is landfilled, where it remains forever
- This adds to the huge pollution issues facing our world
- Recycling used glass saves energy. The energy saved by recycling just one glass bottle is enough to power a 100W glass bulb for almost an hour
- One of the main reasons to recycle glass is to save and protect the environment and for a healthy environment in general
- The Glass Recycling Company – a not-for-profit organization – has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Environment to increase the recovery of glass for recycling
The Wickedfood Team
Wickedfood Cooking School runs cooking classes throughout the year at its purpose-built cooking studio. Classes are run in the mornings and evenings 7 days a week (subject to a minimum of 12 people). The venue is also popular for corporate events and private functions – team building cooking classes, birthdays, kitchen teas, and dinner parties with a difference.
Our classes are hands-on, where every person gets to participate in the preparation of the dishes. They are also a lot of fun where you not only learn new skills, but get to meet people with similar interests. For corporate groups and team building cooking classes these events are a novel way of creating staff interaction or entertaining clients.