After a tremendous amount of design and negotiation, plans have finely been approved for our new educational centre in the country – Wickedfood Earth. Building will begin by the end of July and we hope to have our first classes at the beginning of November. At Wickedfood Earth we’ll be offering a lot more than just cookery classes. We’re committed to the whole concept of sustainability and all produce used at the school will either have been grown on site, or within the community. All meat will also be 100% free range and hormone free sourced from either the farm that the school is located on, or from the immediate surroundings. In addition students will have the opportunity to purchase produce after a class.
Tying in with this theme, our cookbook of the week, The Edible Garden Cookbook, looks at the whole concept of how to grow and process your own food.
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If you have any food-related questions, or a dish that you just can’t get right or even a certain recipe that you are looking for, but just can’t seem to find, then contact us and we will do our best to answer it as soon as possible. Click Here for more information. Hope to hear from you soon.
Wickedfood Cooking School news
The Cooking class programmes for July and August are up on the internet. Wickedfood Cooking School runs cooking classes with a minimum of 8 participants and a maximum of 12 giving everyone hands-on experience and keeping the cooking class small enough for maximum learning. These cooking classes are conducted by our senior instructors who have extensive experience in the food industry and share a variety of additional cooking tips throughout the cooking class.
- Sunday 15 July at 4pm – Indian class (R420pp). Indian food is a diverse and extraordinary one, reflecting a complex layering of cultures through history and based on religious beliefs, geography, climate and availability of ingredients. India’s range of cuisine can amaze even a connoisseur. Different regions in India offer their own specialties with their very own taste, subtlety and aroma. The exotic tastes, hues and textures of Indian food have ensured a steady growth in popularity in the West. Join us in discovering these incredible dishes in our Indian cooking class. Authentic Indian dishes including lamb kofta, fish in a yoghurt sauce, vegetarian biryani, parrathas and carrot halva.
- Monday 16 July at 6pm – Hearty winter Entertaining (R410pp). Easy buffet dishes to prepare in advance for entertaining. Learn easily, how to cook these hearty winter dishes in this cooking class. No-fuss dinner party for six including mushroom soup, Caesar’s salad, braised chicken, mini vegetable filo pies, and chocolate pudding.
- Monday 23 July at 6pm – 30 minute meals (R430pp). In this cooking class we will show participants how to produce quick and easy 30-minute meals that are delicious, and at the same time low in fat and well balanced. Dishes include Moroccan spiced chickpea soup, orange spiced lamb stir-fry, and pasta and seafood casserole.
- Sunday 29 July at 4pm – The tastes of Europe (R430pp). Cosy gatherings with food and drink are the essence of German Gemuetlichkeit (comfort and cosiness). German cuisine has often been labelled as stodgy and fatty, but Germany has benefited from a close association with Italy and France and adopted many of their spices and cooking methods but with a German twist. Join us in this German cooking class and experience the hearty tastes of central Europe including blinis, green pea soup, Vienna schnitzel, creamed spinach, potato salad and apple strudel.
- Monday 30 July at 6pm – Making pasta, basic shapes and sauces (R410pp). Making pasta is really easy, and fresh pasta tastes better too. Learn the secrets to making pasta from scratch in this pasta cooking class. Dishes include, farfalle with chicken and cherry tomatoes, salad Florentine, gorgonzola cream sauce, cheese and tomato filled cannelloni, and delicious sweet noodle cake.
Cookbook of the week
Growing your own food and cooking it can be an extremely rewarding past time. Not only do you have full traceability of how your food was growing, but you also have the pleasure of enjoying the fruits of your labour. This book takes you through the steps on how to grow and cook your own fruit, vegetables and herbs …. Click here to read more.
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Food quote of the week
“High-tech tomatoes. Mysterious milk. Supersquash. Are we supposed to eat this stuff? Or is it going to eat us?” – Annita Manning
Recipe of the week:
A hearty soup, perfect as a winter meal. Not only is it packed full of nourishing goodness, it tastes absolutely delicious. …. Click Here for all our recipes.
Wickedfood Cooking School runs cooking classes throughout the year at its purpose-built Johannesburg cooking studio. Cookery 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 – teambuilding cooking classes, birthdays, kitchen teas, and dinner parties with a difference. Our cooking lessons 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.