Do you know that apart from flour or semolina, couscous can also be made from barley or course corn meal.   In her book, The Food of Morocco, Paula Wolfert features a variety of couscous dishes, not only made from traditional ingredients, but also using barley and course corn meal.

Paula is considered an expert on Mediterranean cuisine and over the last 40 years has produced a number of cookbooks from the region. In The Food of Morocco she manages to capture the true essence of the cuisine, from spices, salads, soups and breads, to complex couscous, lamb, chicken and seafood dishes, as well as some mouthwatering desserts.  Whether it’s a classic Harira (spicy lamb  soup), seven vegetable couscous, roast lamb or a lavish quail  Bastila (a sweet layered poultry pie), you’ll find it in this book. This 500-plus page book can rightfully be described as a definitive guide to Moroccan cuisine.

Apart from the recipes,  the book is also full of tips and anecdotes, and some great photography. Whether you are a chef  or a keen home cook, and have an interest in Moroccan food, this is definitely a book for your cookbook library and worth every cent, and true testament to one of the great cuisines of the world. A book that we will definitely be able to draw a tremendous inspiration from at Wickedfood Cooking School, for our Moroccan cooking classes.

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 R545 for this book (Recommended Retail Price = R639)! 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  nearly R100.

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. We’ve just launched a new and exciting  class, Wickedfood Master Cook. Think Master Chef with a fun twist.