Wickedfood Cooking School, SUNNINGHILL

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Hi all,

By the time you read the next newsletter,  the world cup will have started.  To get you into the spirit of things, over the next two months, Wickedfood Cooking School will be running some cooking classes for individuals based around menus from those countries participating in the World Cup that we feel have the most interesting culinary traditions.  we start with the delicious South African cooking class, followed by Brazil, and Japan over the next three weeks.

We have also developed our own 2010 Culinary World Cup, a great way for your company to entertain staff or clients, or do teambuilding with a difference, during the Soccer World Cup period. Contact the school for more details.

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Wickedfood Cooking School news

Cooking class programmes are up on the internet – click the relevant month for the programme June and July.

Wickedfood Cooking School runs classes with a minimum of 8 participants and a maximum of 12 as this gives everyone hands-on experience and keeps the class small enough for maximum learning.

  • Sunday 06 June at 4pm Making pasta, basic shapes and sauces (R370pp). Pasta cooking class, using different pasta shapes, make sauces, and make pasta – farfalle with chicken and cherry tomatoes, salad Florentine, gorgonzola cream sauce, cheese and tomato filled cannelloni, and delicious sweet noodle cake.
  • Sunday 13 June at 4pm – Vegetarian Indian (R360pp). Authentic Indian cooking class making vegetarian dishes including curd cheese with spinach, chickpeas and mushroom curry, fragrant rice with soya, spicy brown lentils, savoury pancakes, coconut chutney and coconut milk pudding.
  • Monday 14 June at 6pm – South African – A Taste of the Cape (R380pp). South African cooking class with a strong Cape Malay flavour, showcasing the unique flavours that have become synonymous with South African cuisine including savoury chicken pies, smoorsnoek, lamb slow braised, tomato bredie, sousboontjies, yellow rice and milk tart.
  • Monday 21 June at 6pm Flavours of Brazil (R380 pp). Brazilian cooking class, showcasing the countries unique flavours including savoury pumpkin soup, Feijoada, fried Brazilian-style greens, rice cooked with onion, toasted manioc flour and an orange flan
  • Sunday 27June at 4pm Classic Japanese dishes (R380pp). Classic Japanese cooking class with dishes from the Japanese kitchen including yakitori grilled chicken, tofu and vegetable soup, poached fish with miso, chicken cakes, spinach rolls with bonito flakes and caramelised sweet potatoes.

Please contact the school should you wish to make a booking:

Looking for info on food?

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.

Cookbook of the week

Fruit and Nuts

Every once in awhile a really remarkable cookbook crosses the Wickedfood Cooking School review deskFruit and Nuts is such a book.  Although  not a cookbook, it is an extremely informative and comprehensive guide to growing and using more than 300 species of fruits and nuts. Click Here for more.

Click Here to see Wickedfood Cooking School’s top 10 food-related books for 2009.

On food

What does the word organic mean on the lable?

Is organic food really better for us or is it just a con? Take a closer look behind the label.

Organic agriculture is defined as a system of farming based on principles of human, animal and environmental health. At its core, organic farming is about avoiding the use of agro-chemicals to minimise damage to the environment and wildlife. But the jury’s still out on whether it does the climate any good. Click Here for more information.

Food quote of the week :

“All mushrooms are edible – once.” Anonymous

Did you know?

Mushrooms are not universally adored. Some people are not keen on the taste or texture of funghi, while others suffer from an irrational fear of mushrooms, called mycophobia. Perhaps the fear isn’t so irrational – although fatal poisoning from mushrooms is rare, some of the most poisonous and most delicious species belong to the same genus.

Recipe of the week:

Sausage and mushroom sauce for pasta

A delicious pasta sauce is quick and easy to make.  It is a firm favourite in Wickedfood Cooking School’s pasta cooking classes. .… Click Here for the recipe.

The Wickedfood Team

Wickedfood Cooking School runs cooking classes throughout the year at its purpose-built cooking studio. 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 – team building cooking classes, birthdays, kitchen teas, and dinner parties with a difference.

Our classes 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.