Wickedfood Cooking School, SUNNINGHILL

Information & bookings (076) 236-2345  sunninghill@wickedfood.co.za

Hi all

Hope you all had an absolutely fabulous break, and are eager to get cooking in 2013.  Our school has re-opened and we have already run our first two classes for individuals this year, both fully booked.

The  January and February programmes are up on our website, see the outline below. At this time of year you definitely need to book early to secure a place.  Many of our January classes are already fully subscribed. Every year we also run two Valentine’s  classes, see below for details.

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Wickedfood Cooking School news

The Cooking class programmes for January and February are up on the internet, and bookings are now open. Wickedfood Cooking School runs cooking classes with a minimum of 8 participants and a maximum of 12 giving everyone hands-on experience and keeping 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 20 January at 4pmClassic Italian dishes (R430pp). Note that there is no such thing as ‘Italian cuisine’ with a unique nation-wide tradition of preparing food. Our Italian cooking class showcases the classic Italian dishes that every Italian food lover must have in their cook book. 6 hearty dishes include chicken liver crostinis, zucchini frittata, pasta with a clam sauce, Osso Buca, polenta and pannacotta.
  • Monday 21 January at 6pm – Southeast Asian – Thai Class (R430pp). Thai cuisine places emphasis on lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components. Thai cuisine is also known for being quite spicy as well as balancing the four fundamental taste senses in each dish or the overall meal: sour, sweet, salty, and (optional) bitter. Learn how to balance these tastes in this Southeast Asian, Thai cooking class. Dishes include fried spare-ribs, Tom Yum soup, yellow curry chicken, spicy glass noodle salad, Phat Thai and a black rice with coconut pudding.
  • Sunday 27 January at 4pm – North African Morocco tagines (R430pp). The exotic flavours of North Africa reach their full expression in the cooking of Morocco. In this Moroccan cooking class we learn how to prepare a delicious North African feast including harira; lamb, chicken and pumpkin tagines; couscous; and coiled almond pastry.
  • Monday 28 January at 6pm – Making filled pasta and accompanying sauces (R430pp). Making pasta is really easy, and fresh pasta tastes better too. Learn the secrets of making pasta from scratch in this pasta cooking class. We also include fillings and sauces for these unique pasta shapes. Dishes covered in the class include cheese and ham ravioli with a tomato sauce, meat filled Agnolotti, spinach and ricotta tortellini, cappelletti filled with sweet potatoes and ravioli with apple and pecan nut stuffing.
  • Monday 04 February at 6pm –Easy Greek dishes for entertaining (R430pp).Greek cuisine has a long tradition and historically a forerunner of Western cuisine, spread its culinary influence – via ancient Rome – throughout Europe and beyond.The Greeks have interacted with many different cultures over the centuries and this has influenced the cuisine as it stands today. The Greek diet is the perfect example of traditional Mediterranean eating. It’s based around a variety of colourful and flavourful foods that are high in nutrients and low in animal fats. This Greek cooking class includes fried halloumi, bean soup, moussaka, spanokopita and honey tart.

  • Sunday 10 February at 4pm  – Outdoor Cooking – poultry (R430 per class). Learn the secrets of outdoor cooking on Cadac kettlebraais and gas barbecues. Dishes covered in this cooking class include whole roast juicy chicken, how to smoke a chicken in a kettlebraai, tangy tomato marinade, chicken kebabs, quick and easy bread pockets, grilled vegetables and bananas with a chocolate sauce.

Romantic Valentine’s dinner

Thursday 14 February at 6pm and Saturday 16 February at 6pm

Every year  Wickedfood Cooking School runs two Valentine’s dinners with a difference. Not only do you get to enjoy a delicious 4-course dinner, but you learn the secrets of how to cook it. Included in the price is a welcome glass of sparkling wine, house wine while preparing the food, and some specialist wines, complementing the food, with the meal. Space is limited to 30 students per class, so book early.

Call (076) 236-2345, or email sunninghill@wickedfood.co.za to book.

Cookbook of the week

 Turkey: Tales from the Road

 Turkey is fast gaining in popularity as a destination, and so is its cuisine.  In this book, Leanne Kitchen gives a fabulous glimpse into both the country and its food.  …. Click here to read more.

Click Here for reviews of all our cookbooks.

Food quote of the week

“Cooking is like love.  It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.” – Harriet van Horne

Recipe of the week

Chilled Yoghurt Cream with Sweet Tomato Compote

This rather unusual dessert is really delicious. Perfect for this time of year, when tomatoes are at their very best. …. 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.