Autumn is definitely here, and the time is fast approaching for more robust food, succulent roasts and stews, and sticky steamed puddings. They may take a long time to cook, but are usually fairly quick and easy to prepare. Invest in a set of casserole pots and learn to use the pre-set functions on your oven and you could walk in to a delicious meal every evening. Our recipe of the week is a perfect example of one-pot cooking, enjoy!
The May programme is now up on the website and open for bookings. Our Cajun cooking class has some great slow-cooked comfort food recipes.
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Wickedfood Cooking School news
The Cooking class programmes for April and May are up on the internet. 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 22 April at 4pm – Outdoor Cooking – poultry (R390 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.
- Tuesday 01 May at 6pm – The tastes of Spain – (R420 for the class). Spanish cooking has popular roots. It is the people’s cuisine. Most of it is down-to-earth, uncomplicated food, based on the ingredients available locally or the crops grown regionally. One thing is for sure, food in Spain is fresh, abundant and full of taste and the Spanish love their food dearly. Join us for this Spanish cooking class, an introduction to Spanish cuisine including tortilla Espanola, salt cod fritters, gazpacho, paella, and almond tart.
- Sunday 06 May at 4pm – Cajun – tastes of the deep south (R410pp). Cajun Food originates from the French-speaking Acadian or “Cajun” immigrants in the Acadiana region of Louisiana, USA. It is often called a rustic cuisine and locally grown food predominates with simple preparations. This Cajun cooking class is a spicy blend of classic recipes from America’s deep South, including gumbo, blackened fish and pecan pie.
- Monday 07 May at 6pm – Quick & easy 30 minute vegetarian meals (R410pp) In this vegetarian cooking class we teach students how to put together well balanced, quick and easy meat-free meals including courgette and feta fritters, sweet potato soup, onion and potato frittata, Thai green vegetable curry, fried eggs on a vegetable ragout, falafel burgers, and ricotta and tomato tart.
Cookbook of the week
One of South Africa’s more active food bloggers, Sarah Graham, has just released her first cookbook . The book includes a selection of the more popular recipes from her blog. Many of the recipes draw inspiration from food moments with her family. For the large part, they are unpretentious recipes aimed largely at the novice cook. Most recipes in the book are supported by full page photographs of the dish. . … Click here to read more.
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Food quote of the week
“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relatives.” – Oscar Wilde
Recipes of the week:
A spicy robustness of the chorizo, blended with the silkiness of the slow-cooked onions, and comforting roast chicken pieces, with the punch of the cider to round it all off. A real one pot meal. …. 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.