cape to cairo

The African continent has a wealth of untapped culinary traditions and unique dishes that are just coming to the world’s attention. Moroccan cuisine has been featured in many food programmes and is the most well known, but dishes from Ethiopia, West Africa, Mocambique and South Africa are also starting to feature more strongly. In Cooking from Cape to Cairo, Dorah Sitole, long time editor of True Love Magazine, has put together a mouthwatering collection of recipes drawn from around the continent.  In compiling the book she did a culinary tour of 19 African destinations including Nigeria, Morocco, Ethiopia, Mocambique, Kenya, Ghana, Senegal, Lesotho, Botswana, and four diverse South African regions: KwaZulu-Natal, Venda, Transkei and the Western Cape.

All the recipes in the book are easy to follow and most of the ingredients are easy to come by. This book offers an enlightening view into unique culinary traditions of Africa. We will definitely be using this book as a reference source for future African cooking classes at Wickedfood Cooking School.

Click here for some interesting African recipes

Wickedfood Cooking School

Sunninghill – (011) 234-3252

Runs cooking classes throughout the year at its purpose-built cooking studios. 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 teambuilding cooking classes these events are a novel way of creating staff interaction or entertaining clients.