Spanish food is quickly gaining its rightful reputation as one of the top cuisines of the world, to rival both that of France and Italy.  Following on the heels of the iconic publication  1080 Recipes, the Spanish cooking bible, authors  Simone and Inés Ortega, together with renowned Spanish tapas chef José Andrés have put together a mouthwatering new book simply title The Book of Tapas. It presents a definitive collection of recipes of favourite Tapas, from gambas al ajillo (garlic prawns) to tortilla española (Spanish omelette) and Albondigas (Meatballs Tomato Sauce).
So what exactly is Tapas? – appetizing little dishes of bite-sized food, usually eaten before or after dinner, which has become a Spanish way of life in bars across the country. Good tapas is all about the perfect marriage of food, drink and conversation.
The Book of Tapas presents over 250 easy-to-follow recipes that can be served with drinks in typical Spanish style, or combined to create a feast to share with friends. They are simple to prepare in any kitchen and yet utterly authentic. Also included in the book are modern tapas recipes from some of the world’s best-known tapas chefs, including Jose Andres, Albert Adria, Albert Raurich, Jose Manuel Pizarro, and Sam and Eddie Hart.

This book definitely fills the slot of ‘only tapas book you need’.

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.