Every once in awhile we get a book that really captures our imagination. Pure Beef: An Essential Guide to Artisan Meat with Recipes for Every Cut is such a book.  Written by Lynne Curry a former vegetarian who learned to love locally raised beef, the book captures her experiences as she learned to cook every morsel on the beast.

This book is an up-close look at beef, especially grassfed beef. The over 140 recipes look at everything to do with beef, from great ideas for minced beef, slow cooking and Beef recipes from around the world, to the correct way of cooking steaks and roasts, and even a section on sausages and salamis.

If it’s beef you want to cook, you’ll find a recipe for the cut in this book.  This is a book that would definitely go into the Wickedfood cookbook reference library.

Interested in buying this book? Visit – Red Pepper Books – The South African online bookshop, is able to offer you great prices on any book you are looking for, and they deliver to your door. Pay only R285 for this book (Recommended Retail Price = R334)! Red Pepper Books is offering Wickedfood Cooking School subscribers an EXTRA 10% off this book. Simply type in the promotional code WICKEDFOOD on the shipping page of the checkout process and your purchase will be reduced by a further 10%, a total saving of R49.

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.