Wickedfood Cooking School, SUNNINGHILL

Information & bookings (011) 234-3252 sunninghill@wickedfood.co.za

Hi all,

Cold winter days deserve hearty meals. At Wickedfood Earth we have sweet potatoes, pumpkin and braised  lettuce, and with it lots of steaming stews, with dried pulses, and  hearty roasts – see our recipe of the week, Slow roast shoulder of lamb, below.  We are pleased to report that our individual classes are becoming more and more popular and that many of them are running at full capacity.  To avoid disappointment, please try to book as far in advance as possible.

Do you have a passion for food and want to share that enjoyment with others?  At Wickedfood Cooking School in Sunninghill we are once again looking for people who would like to be trained to become counter-assistants and instructors.  These are part-time  positions with the possibility of working a few mornings, afternoons for evenings a month.   For more information, send an e-mail to geoffrey@wickedfood.co.za, with a short motivation.

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If you have any food-related questions, or a dish that you just can’t get right or even a certain recipe that you are looking for, but just can’t seem to find, then contact us and we will do our best to answer it as soon as possible. Click Here for more information. Hope to hear from you soon.

Wickedfood Cooking School news

Cooking class programmes for the next two months are up on the internet, click the relevant month for the  July and August programmes.

Wickedfood Cooking School runs cooking classes with a minimum of 8 participants and a maximum of 12 as this gives everyone hands-on experience and keeps the cooking class small enough for maximum learning. These cooking classes are conducted by our senior instructors who have extensive experience in the food industry and share a variety of additional cooking tips throughout the cooking class.

  • Sunday 17 July at 4pm – 30 minute meals (R380 pp). A cooking class for the housewife, the executive, the newly single and the I’m-too-busy-to-cooks out there. Come learn 6 healthy, quick and easy 30-minute meals which include a vegetarian stir-fry, red chicken curry, pepper steak, sun-dried tomato pesto, fish with almonds, and pizza
  • Monday 18 July at 6pm – Indian delights (R370 pp). Indian cuisine is distinguished by its sophisticated use of spices and herbs which differ according to community, region, and state. Join us in discovering the exotic flavours of authentic Indian cooking in this spicy Indian cooking class. Dishes include lamb kofta, fish in a yoghurt sauce, vegetarian biryani, parrathas and carrot halva.
  • Monday 25 July at 6pm – The tastes of Spain (R390 pp). Spanish cuisine is down-to-earth, uncomplicated food, based on the ingredients available locally or the crops grown regionally. In this Spanish cooking class we introduce ‘the people’s cuisine’ which includes tortilla Espanola, salt cod fritters, gazpacho, paella, and almond tart.
  • Sunday 31 July at 4pm – Making flavoured pasta, shapes and sauces (R370 pp). Adding flavour and colour to fresh hand-made pasta. Learn the secrets of making pasta from scratch and pairing it with a sauce in this pasta cooking class. Dishes include pepper fettuccini with an Alfredo sauce, chilli tagliatelle with a seafood cream, beef filled spinach ravioli and fried sweet pasta with grappa.

Cookbook of the week

Seasonal Spanish Food

With his love of vibrant flavours and uncomplicated ingredients, José Pizarro has long delighted customers with his dishes at Brindisa tapas restaurant in London, next door to Borough Market. His cooking is based on traditional recipes, but gives a modern twist. In his book Seasonal Spanish Food, he follows this philosophy through, with recipes that are simple and easy to follow.

Click Here for reviews of all our cookbook reviews.

Food quote of the week

“As a child my family's menu consisted of two choices:  take it or leave it.” – Buddy Hackett

Recipes of the week:

Slow roast shoulder of lamb

This recipe comes from our cookbook of the week. It's a delicious hearty winter dish to complement a full bodied red wine. Ideal for casual entertaining, the lamb tastes delicious served with a green salad and  baked potatoes with apples. ….Click Here for all our recipes.

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.