Wickedfood Cooking School, SUNNINGHILL

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Hi all,

Well it's voting day.  Hope you all go out and exercise your democratic right, irrespective of which political party you vote for. And to all those candidates out there, good luck.

At Wickedfood Cooking School, you also seem to be voting with your feet. Most of our individual classes fill up pretty quickly when published, thank you. Our June programme is now up on the website.  We still have a few spaces open in most of the classes outlined below, including our ever popular Sushi making class.

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Wickedfood Cooking School news

Cooking class programmes for the next two months are up on the internet, click the relevant month for the  May and June 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 22 May at 4pm – Hearty winter Entertaining (R360pp). No fuss dinner party for six. This cooking class is perfect for winter entertaining. Dishes include mushroom soup, Caesar’s salad, braised chicken, mini vegetable filo pies and chocolate pudding.
  • Monday 23 May at 6pm – Jamie’s America – … on Cajun food (R390pp). Jamie Oliver’s book, Jamie’s America, is based on his recent travels through the USA. We re-interpret some of the dishes in this Jamie Oliver cooking class, and put them together into a themed Cajun cooking class menu, including hush puppies, blackened fish steaks, jambalaya, spicy meat gumbo, dirty Cajun rice and bread pudding.
  • Tuesday 31 May at 6pm – Sushi 1 – The basics of sushi making (R375pp – maximum 18, so book early). The increasing popularity of sushi around the world has resulted in many more people wanting to learn the basics of sushi making, this cooking class shows you how to do the following – cutting fish, making rice, California and maki rolls, nigirizushi (finger), and hand rolls.
  • Sunday 05 June at 4pm – Flavours of the South African Portuguese Table (R360pp). In this Portuguese cooking class we blend a mix of traditional and contemporary Portuguese food which has been adapted to a South African palate which includes trinchado, chicken livers, caldo verde, chicken peri-peri, Portuguese salad and crème caramel.

Cookbook of the week

Food from Plenty

A weighty, beautiful book containing over 300 recipes. What really sets this cookbook apart, is its approach to recipes.  It starts where all good cookbooks should, with roasts, roast chicken to be more exact.  Once you have mastered the basics, author Diana Henry, gives the cook 9 additional recipe ideas for different flavours with roast chicken. Added to that are great ideas on what to do with leftovers. … Click Here for the full story.

Food quote of the week

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf,

Recipes of the week:

Spare ribs

This is sticky finger food at its very best.  This recipe is from our cookbook author of the week, Diana Henry.  Rather than roasting, try cooking these tasty ribs on a braai, or smoke in a kettlebraai, as we do at Wickedfood Cooking School, in our outdoor cooking class. Also try the marinade with chicken wings or drumsticks. ….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.