The Food of France by editor Kay Halsey – part of a five book series, and as with the other books, this one gives you a real taste of the country. Each recipe is accompanied by a photograph of the finished dish as well as some great step-by-step photographs. The new soft cover version of the book is exceptional value for money. All the classics are here from a variety of soufflés, pâtés and soups, to hearty stews and roasts, as well as a delicious selection of desserts. At Wickedfood Cooking School we use this book as a sauce of reference for our French cooking classes. If you are looking for one good book on French cuisine, this is it.

Wickedfood Cooking School

Sunninghill – (011) 234-3252

Boksburg – (011) 823-5365

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 classes are a novel way of creating staff interaction or entertaining clients.