Hi all

The weekly Saturday Community Country Food Market continues to grow week by week (see below for details). We have two new stall holders who have recently started trading at the market. We have a lovely lady selling delicious Koeksisters and rusks perfect for the winter months around the corner. The rusks freeze very well. We also have raw full cream milk and yoghurt from the Weleda Farm which is just down the road from us in Hekpoort. All produce sold at the country market is grown in the area and supports local farmers. We would love to see you there soon!!

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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 April and May are up on the internet, and bookings are now open. Wickedfood Cooking School, Sunninghill (in red below) 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. At Wickedfood Earth Country Cooking School (in green below) we run full-day Sunday cooking classes and food skills workshops, where each 3 to 6 students has their own fully-equipped cooking station.

  • Monday 07 Apriat 6pm – Entertaining Italian style (R430pp). Italian cuisine is one of the most common cuisines available all around the world. Italian cuisine is characterized by its extreme simplicity, with many dishes having only four to eight ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation. Learn to cook these 6 great dishes with an Italian flair including rice croquettes, Siena bread soup, semolina gnocchi, poached chicken with a caper/egg sauce and baked pears.


  • Sunday 13 April at 9:30am – Suckling pig cooking class (R495pp, No children under 16). Due to the tremendous success of our first suckling pig cooking class and all the requests for a repeat, we are once again running this delicious class (book soon to avoid disappointment this class is filling up fast). Not only is suckling pig a great centrepiece for a celebration for up to 20 people, it is also a perfect option for a small family, giving 6 perfect roasts, each serving between 4 and 6 people. In this class you will be given the secrets on how to roast a suckling pig, shown how to break it down into the various joints, as well as ideas on how to cook them. And at the end of the class, sit down to a delicious suckling pig banquet. More …


  • Monday 14 April at 6pm – Jamie’s Ministry of Food – quick meals and pastas (R430pp). We consider Jamie Oliver’s, ministry of food cookbook one of his bests. It is a perfect book for any beginner. We take six recipes from the book and re-interpret them, with plenty of tips along the way. Learning the secrets to easy, successful cooking, including spicy Moroccan stewed fish with couscous, chicken and leek stroganoff, broccoli and pesto tagliatelle, classic tomato spaghetti, macaroni cauliflower cheese bake and banana tarte tatin, with a wicked twist.


  • Monday 21 April at 6pm – Indian class  (R430pp for the class). 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 mild spicy tomato soup, rogan josh, lentils with spinach, chapatis and apricots in cardamom syrup. Plus how to make your own “curry powder”.


Please contact our booking office (076 236 2345)  to book a class. Or email enquiries@wickedfood.co.za

Sunninghill Corporate News

Wickedfood Cooking School Sunninghill has been busy of late having recently hosted members of Nedtrust, Rothschild, McKinsey and Be Different to name a few. We hope to see you with your company soon.

We have added some photos from those classes onto our facebook pages, click here to have a look at all photos from our classes.

If you are interested in our Corporate and team building classes click here for more information or you can contact Cilla on 076 236 2345.

Wickedfood Earth news

A lot has happened at Wickedfood Earth since our last correspondence. We have had a number of successful Cooking Classes, and our weekly Community Country Food Market is being well supported both by stallholders as well as consumers –  Click here to see our latest newsletter, and Click here for our Cooking School photo gallery.

We still have some suckling pigs ready for slaughter. They are not only great for roasting whole, but make 6 nice small roasts, each one perfect for 2 to 4 people. We have also slaughtered 6 of our veld-raised sheep. They have exceptional flavour. All the meat and vegetables grown on the Wickedfood Earth farm is available at our weekly Saturday Community Country Food Market.

Cookbook of the week

Marcella Hazan

It was a sad September last year when the world learnt of the passing of one of the great cookbook writers, Marcella Hazan (April 15, 1924 – September 29, 2013). Although Italian, she wrote extensively in English about Italian cuisine and is credited not only as one of the foremost authorities on the Italian cuisine, but also introducing real Italian cuisine to the American market, through her books, and cooking classes. Click here to read more

Click Here for reviews of all our cookbooks.

Interested in buying this book or others reviewed? Visit – Red Pepper Book Company– The South African online bookshop, is able to offer you great prices on any book you are looking for, new or second-hand, and they deliver to your door!

Food quote of the week

“Fettucini alfredo is macaroni and cheese for adults.” –  Mitch Hedberg

Recipe of the week

Marcella Hazans Tomato Sauce

This is perhaps the most famous recipe created by Marcella Hazan, the cookbook author who changed how Americans cook Italian food. It also may be her easiest. Use fresh, peeled, or your favorite canned tomatoes for this and don’t be scared off by the butter. It gives the sauce an unparalleled velvety richness. From her book, Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking. Click here for the complete recipe.

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Wickedfood Chef