Halloween is an annual holiday observed on October 31, which commonly includes activities such as trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, carving jack-o'-lanterns, bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films. Part of many festivities is carving weird faces in pumpkins, what to do with the pumpkin when the festivities are over? We have a few great ideas in this week's recipes, see below.
According to this week's book author, life is too short to grow unremarkable food. Our book of the week, is an extremely absorbing book dedicated to more unusual yet delicious fruits, nuts and vegetables that can easily be grown in the average garden.
Our November class schedule is now up on our website. included in the programme are two great classes with the festive season theme. Cooking classes for individuals for the next two weeks include Spicy Thai, French cooking, and Jamie’s quick meals and pastas. See the overview below for all the cooking classes for the next month. Find us on Facebook and Twitter – just search for Wickedfood and you will find us. We update the blog on a daily basis and publish it through Facebook and Twitter.
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Cooking class programme for this month is up on the internet, click the November programme. 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 06 November at 4pm – Spicy Thai (R380pp). 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 our Thai cooking class. Dishes include minced pork northern style, spicy chicken soup, deep-fried fish in a garlic sauce, sweet and sour vegetables, stir-fried noodles and sweet rice pudding
- Monday 07 November at 6pm – Classic French cooking (R370pp). This French cookery class is a perfect introduction to French cuisine, which includes cheese soufflé, potato and leek soup, coq au vin, potato gratin, and tarte tatin.
- Monday 14 November at 6pm – generic lasix
.wickedfood.co.za/classes/individual/thismonth/” target=”_blank”>Jamie’s Ministry of Food – quick meals and pastas (R370pp). We consider Jamie Oliver’s latest book his best. It is a perfect book for any beginner. Learn the secrets to effortless meals in this Jamie Oliver cooking class, including spicy Moroccan stewed fish with couscous, chicken and leek stroganoff, broccoli and pesto tagliatelle, classic tomato spaghetti, macaroni cauliflower cheese bake and banana tarte tatin, with a wicked twist.
Every once in awhile a really absorbing book crosses our desk. One such book is Mark Diacono’s A Taste of the Unexpected. He reveals that it is no harder to grow the unusual and utterly delicious than it is the entirely ordinary. Each chapter gives fundamental advice on conditions each plant thrives on, varieties available, growing methods and process of harvesting. In addition he includes a number of mouthwatering recipes for all of the crops featured. It is a book that we will definitely be using as a constant source of reference at Wickedfood Earth. ….Click Here for reviews of all our cookbook reviews.
Food quote of the week
“Life is too short to grow unremarkable food. It's simply not worth the time or effort and – happily- it's no more tricky to grow the utterly delicious than it is the entirely ordinary.” – Mark Diacono, A Taste of the Unexpected
Halloween is becoming big around the world. One of the dilemmas is what to do with the leftover pumpkin after the party. Flesh freezes very well as is, just cube and pop into the freezer. A wide variety of delicious dishes can be made from it. In this fun take on pumpkin pie, a little whiskey really puts the “Scotch” in butterscotch. ….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.