As promised, due to the overwhelming response, we have decided to re-run the most popular classes of the year during November, so if you missed out during the year due to the classes being full, then this is a great opportunity. During the month of November we will also be running some festive entertaining menus which will be a big hit with the family, book early to avoid disappointment.
Over the years Wickedfood Cooking School has become a popular venue for end-of-year functions. We have once again developed two delicious festive menus specifically geared towards end-of-year celebrations. Both have a distinctive Christmas touch. These 4-course menus are ideal for groups, as they offer a great way for colleagues to interact with each other, and enjoy a relaxing meal. Bookings for these functions are starting to fill up. For more information, click here, or contact the school.
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.
- Monday 25 October at 6pm – Easy to prepare Spanish dishes (R380pp). Classic easy-to-prepare Spanish dishes. Included in this Spanish cooking class are chicken livers, stuffed tomatoes, white gazpacho, fish stew, virgin paella, and chocolate pudding.
- Sunday 31 October at 4pm – Indian class (R370pp). More advanced Indian cooking class, dishes including samoosas, vindaloo, spinach kofta, mushroom pulao and gulab jamons.
- Monday 01 November at 6pm – Formal traditional Christmas dinner 1/1 – (R380pp). Formal traditional Christmas dinner including Christmas tapas, prawn cocktail, rolled stuffed turkey breast, gammon and steamed Christmas pudding with a classic brandy cream sauce. Gamon dish, due to the length of the preparation, a hands-on demonstration of the preparation will be given, but the finished dish may not be sampled in the class.
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.
On food – samphire
The sea vegetable samphire comes in two types – marsh and rock. Most of it is grown in tidal marshes, but rock samphire has a more pungent flavour and grows in high, tricky-to-get-to places. Risk-taking gathers of rock samphire are mentioned in Shakespeare’s King Lear: “Half-way down hangs one that gathers samphire; dreadful trade!”
At Wickedfood Cooking School, we have used a number of Jamie Oliver books as inspiration for Jamie Oliver cooking classes, which have and continue to be a great success. In his latest book Jamie Does… , Jamie celebrates the amazing food from six very different countries. … Click Here for more.
Food quote of the week
“The only thing that will make a soufflé fall is if it knows you are afraid of it.” – James Beard, American chef and food writer.
Moorish pork chops
When the Moors invaded Spain they brought grapes and dried fruits with them. Their love of mixing dried fruits with meats definitely left its mark on Spanish cooking and this is Jamie Oliver’s nod to that time in Spain’s history. Cut into these big tender chops and you’ll get sweet juicy flavours inside perfectly cooked meat. …Click Here for the recipe.
The Wickedfood Team
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.