Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, proprietor of River Cottage, writer, broadcaster and food campaigner, believes that we eat too much meat in the west – too much for our own health and far too much for the welfare of the many millions of animals we raise for food. He believes that factory farming is plain wrong – environmentally and ethically. Over the last 18 months he has undergone a dramatic change in the way he cooks. Now most of the meals he eats contain no meat or fish. And he believes that he eats better than ever.
At Wickedfood Cooking School we also believe strongly in this philosophy. To this end, for the rest of the year we'll be looking at vegetables and fruits, both looking at how to grow them as well as how to cook them. To kick off, we review Hugh's latest in the River Cottage – River Cottage – Veg.
Our November class schedule is now up on our website. included in the programme are two great classes with the festive season theme. Cooking classes for individuals for the next two weeks include Outdoor cooking, this one concentrating on beef; Indian cooking class; Informal festive entertaining; and Spicy Thai. See the overview below for all the cooking classes for the next two months. Find us on Facebook and Twitter – just search for Wickedfood and you will find us. We update the blog on a daily basis and publish it through Facebook and Twitter.
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Cooking class programmes for the next two months are up on the internet, click the relevant month for the October and November programmes. Wickedfood Cooking School runs cooking classes with a minimum of 8 participants and a maximum of 12 as this gives everyone hands-on experience and keeps 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 23 October at 4pm – Outdoor Cooking – beef class (R395pp). A braai is essentially a traditional way of preparing a meal on the open fire. It has evolved to take on many forms since early pioneering days – from a wood fire to the use of charcoal and gas. Today a variety of BBQ shapes and cooking surfaces allows for exciting and innovative methods of meal preparation. It is unquestionably the most enticing, easy and informal way to entertain. Join us in learning the delicious secrets of cooking beef on kettlebraais and gas barbecues in our Outdoor cooking class. Dishes covered in this class include spicy beef burgers, secrets of cooking the ultimate steak, prime rib roast, and Béarnaise sauce.
- Monday 24 October at 6pm – Indian class (R370pp ). Indian food is a diverse and extraordinary one, reflecting a complex layering of cultures throug
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h 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 specialities 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. Dishes including samoosas, vindaloo, spinach kofta, mushroom pulao and gulab jamons.
This is a vegetable cookbook. Whether or not it’s a vegetarian cookbook depends on your point of view. River Cottage Veg not written by a vegetarian, or with the intention of persuading anyone to become a vegetarian. But none of the recipes in the book contains a scrap of meat or fish, it is strictly vegetarian. The author, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, is on a mission to persuade the public to eat more vegetables. Packed full of imaginative, tasty, meal-in-one dishes that have been thoughtfully put together to create mouthwatering dishes. … Click Here for reviews of all our cookbook reviews.
Food quote of the week
“Never eat more than you can lift.” – Miss Piggy
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.