David Thompson is one of Australia's foremost chefs, restaurateurs and food writers, and widely acclaimed as the western world's authority on Thai food. The directors of Wickedfood cooking school were fortunate enough to eat at one of his early restaurants in Sydney when initially doing research for the cooking school, and it was through this restaurant that they first were introduced to the complexities of Thai cuisine that has now become an integral part of our Thai cooking lessons.  Since those early days he has really come a long way.

In July 2001, David opened Nahm in London. Seven months later, it gained a Michelin star, making the restaurant the first Thai restaurant to attain such an award. He has increased the awareness and appreciation of authentic Thai cooking worldwide.

In addition, he has published a number of authoritative books on Thai cuisine.  His latest offering, Thai Street Food, takes the reader into the busy food streets of Thailand, with stunning location photography, as well as a wide selection of authentic recipes of this unique cuisine that is amazingly complex, spicy and yet hum

ble.  It translates what Thai vendors produce from rickety carts on the side of  busy thoroughfares.

Maybe not quite the book for the casual cook, but a must for anyone serious about Asian cuisine.

Click here for some mouthwatering recipes from the book.

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

Wickedfood Cooking School

Sunninghill – (011) 234-3252 sunninghill@wickedfood.co.za

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.