Wickedfood Cooking School, SUNNINGHILL

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Hi all,

Once again we have a shorter week, with a public holiday on Thursday and many people making a long weekend out of it, again, an ideal opportunity to get into the kitchen with the family and cook. Did you know that our blog is jam packed with close on 200 delicious recipes. What's more, they have been meticulously categorized for easy reference.  Happy cooking.

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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  June and July 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 19 June at 4pm – 30 Minute Meals (R380pp).  In this cooking class we show you how to prepare 6 nutritious quick and easy dishes which include Thai vegetable curry, chicken breast with feta and pasta, chilli steak wraps, penne with a rich tomato vodka cream sauce, fried fish with oven chips and homemade burgers.
  • Monday 20 June at 6pm – Classic Italian dishes (R360pp). Italian cuisine is one of the most well-loved cuisines available all around the world. In this Italian cooking class learn to cook 6 hearty dishes, which include chicken liver crostinis, zucchini frittata, pasta with a clam sauce, Osso Buca, polenta and pannacotta.
  • Monday 27 June at 6pm – Delicious Winter Entertaining (R370pp). Cooking class to equip you with the skills to host a ‘No fuss dinner party for six’, perfect for winter entertaining, including roast tomato

    gazpacho soup, ricotta ravioli, grilled fish fillets and warm lemon pudding.

  • Sunday 03 July at 4pmSweet Treats – working with Chocolate (R390pp). Learn the secrets of working with chocolate in this chocolate cooking class, including decadent chocolate cake, chocolate truffles, brownies, choc chip cookies and layered chocolate mousse.

Cookbook of the week

Purple Citrus & Sweet Perfume

In Purple Citrus & Sweet Perfume Bulgarian-born chef and food writer Silvena Rowe explores the food of her upbringing – her father is half Turkish.  It is a scrumptious collection of recipes from the rich multi-cultural Ottoman empire.  Her combinations of sweet and sour, fresh and dried, and rose and orange flower waters give a whiff of the exotic. While many of the recipes show influences from the Ottoman Empire, others are contemporary Turkish, Syrian, Jordanian and Lebanese. Intertwined with the recipes she weaves in timeless folk stories, excerpts detailing the region’s history, personal travel tales and even some poetry. … Click Here for the full story.

Food quote of the week

“I bake all the time, but I don't like to eat the cookies when they're done. I just like the dough.” – Sharon Stone

Recipes of the week:


Baklava is one of the most famous of all Middle-Eastern sweets (and is the ancestor of strudel, brought to Hungary by Turkish invaders in the 16th century). Traditionally there were 40 layers of pastry, 20 below and 20 above symbolising the 40 days of Lent. This dessert was classically eaten on Easter Sunday to break the Lenten fast. This recipe is based on a Wickedfood Cooking School recipe from our Middle Eastern cooking class. ….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.