We all know that vegetables are good for you.  With the uncertainty of growing methods by large scale farmers with regards to pesticides, many of us are starting our own vegetable gardens.  In her bestselling first book  Jane’s Delicious Garden,  Jane Griffiths tells you how. She  couldn’t find the things she wanted in the shops, so started growing them herself. “Chillies launched my whole vegetable growing journey, because all we could eat in SA were the little hot red chillies. I wanted jalapenos and habaneros – all those wonderful varieties. I started growing them and that’s where the books began. Anybody whose ever started a garden learns that you soon have an abundance!”

So once you’ve grown it all, what do you do with it? In Jane’s Delicious Kitchen, subtitled Harvesting, Preserving and Cooking Seasonal Food, she takes the reader on practical cooking journey through the seasons – whether you grow your own food or buy seasonal produce.

Filled with practical advice, time-saving tips and over 100 mouth-watering and individually photographed recipes, this feast of a book is about making the most of seasonal bounty.

Whether you want to preserve summer’s harvest at its peak of flavour or let spring’s freshest ingredients shine in simple yet sumptuous dishes, Jane’s Delicious Kitchen is for gourmet gardeners and novices alike. The recipes are simple, easy, inspiring, colourful, fresh.

Interested in buying this book? visit – Red Pepper Books – The South African online bookshop, they will be able to offer you great prices on any book you are looking for.

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.