Wickedfood Cooking School, SUNNINGHILL

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What a cold weekend, perfect for hearty soups and casseroles. This week’s recipe fits perfectly into that category Harira, a delicious Moroccan inspired soup, with chickpeas and lentils in a thick mutton broth.  And for more North African-recipes, see our cookbook of the week  – World Kitchen  Morocco.

Our August programme is now up on the internet.   And for July, as usual, we have some tantalizing classes on offer whether its jet setting around the world to Portugal, Thailand and India, or some cozy home entertaining, we have a cooking class to suit your taste buds.

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Wickedfood Cooking School news

The Cooking class programmes for  July and August 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 01 July at 4pm – Classic Portuguese dishes (R430pp). Portuguese cooking class encapsulating 7 tasty dishes from the South African Portuguese table including pickled tuna, chickpea soup, grilled chicken and molotov pudding.
  • Monday 09 July at 6pm Spicy Thai (R430pp for the class). 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 this Thai cooking class, which includes -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
  • Sunday 15 July at 4pm  – Indian class (R420pp). Indian food is a diverse and extraordinary one, reflecting a complex layering of cultures through history and based on religious beliefs, geography, climate and availability of ingredients. India’s range of cuisine can amaze even a connoisseur. Different regions in India offer their own specialties with their very own taste, subtlety and aroma. The exotic tastes, hues and textures of Indian food have ensured a steady growth in popularity in the West. Join us in discovering these incredible dishes in our Indian cooking class. Authentic Indian dishes including lamb kofta, fish in a yoghurt sauce, vegetarian biryani, parrathas and carrot halva.
  • Monday 16 July at 6pm – Hearty winter Entertaining (R410pp). Easy buffet dishes to prepare in advance for entertaining. Learn how to easily cook these hearty winter dishes in this cooking class. No fuss dinner party for six including mushroom soup, Caesar’s salad, braised chicken, mini vegetable filo pies, and chocolate pudding

Cookbook of the week

World Kitchen Morocco

The Moroccan kitchen is most probably the best known of the North African, Muslim inspired cuisines. World Kitchen Morocco gives the aspirant cook a great insight into some of the exotic dishes of Moroccan cusine.  It explores the whole culinary tradition of the country with over 150 recipes, and great supporting photography.  …. Click here to read more.

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Food quote of the week

“Rice is born in water and must die in wine.” Italian Proverb

Recipe of the week:


This  spicy Lamb and Chickpea soup, with strong Muslim influences, comes from one of Wickedfood Cooking School’s North African cooking classes.  …. 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.