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In this week’s newsletter we again run our competition – a gift voucher for a cooking class valued at R430, see below for details. The first person to identify correctly, the common culinary name “Guinea squash” will win.
This week is also our outdoor cooking week. Learn the delicious secrets for cooking beef on kettlebraais and gas barbecues. And see our recipe of the week for a perfectly pan roasted T-bone steak.
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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.
Wickedfood Cooking School news
The Cooking class programmes for October and November 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 07 October at 4pm – Outdoor Cooking – beef class (R430pp). Outdoor cooking is a South African heritage, learn the delicious secrets for cooking beef on kettlebraais and gas barbecues. Dishes covered in braaiing cooking class include spicy beef burgers, secret of cooking the ultimate steak, prime rib roast, and Béarnaise sauce.
- Monday 08 October at 6pm – Making pasta sauces (R430pp). You can never have too many pasta sauces in your repertoire. Learn how to cook these delicious sauces in our pasta cooking class which also includes how to pair the right pasta shape for the right sauce. Dishes include raw tomato sauce with ricotta cheese, rocket pesto, vodka tomato cream, ham and mascarpone, and ragù with nuts and mushrooms.
- Tuesday 16 October at 6pm – Sushi 1 – The basics of sushi making (R450pp – 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 Sushi cooking class shows you how to do the following – cutting fish, making rice, California and maki rolls, nigirizushi (finger), and hand rolls.
- Sunday 21 October at 4pm – Classic Indian dishes (R430pp). 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 specialities 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 cooking authentic Indian dishes including chicken mulligatawny, classic lamb buriyani, soya korma, spicy chick peas, naans and coconut pasties.
- Monday 22 October at 6pm – Alfresco Italian dining (R430pp). Note that there is no such thing as ‘Italian cuisine’ with a unique nation-wide tradition of preparing food. Our Italian cooking class showcases the best tastes of al fresco summer dining and easy entertaining, including char grilled asparagus, affettati misti, insalata caprese, chicken involtini and Hanepoort semifreddo.
Cookbook of the week
Author Matthew Evans explains, in this must have cookbook, how to source ethically, cook and eat real food. With a huge range of recipes, the book outlines everything you need to know in order to navigate today’s complex food world. …. Click here to read more.
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Although eaten as a vegetable, a “Guinea squash” is actually a small fruit. What is its more common culinary name?
The first person to post the correct answer on the Wickedfood Facebook page will win a gift voucher for a cooking class, valued at R430.
The answer to the previous competition was deep fried Jerusalem artichoke chips.
Food quote of the week
“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” – George Bernard Shaw
Recipe of the week:
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.