Winter is a time of indulgence and what could be better than the lovely sticky Malva pudding, see our recipe of the week. And for some great classic South African dishes whether it be around a fire or in the kitchen, our cookbook of the week Justin Bonello …Cooks For Friends is a great inspiration. Order it this week and have it delivered to your door, for R52 less than at your local book shop -now that’s a good deal.
For those of you looking for a bit of exotic food, the next few weeks certainly takes you on twirl around the world – Turkish mezza, how to make pasta and sauces, taste of France, north African feast and mouthwatering Asian dishes with hints of China.
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Wickedfood Cooking School news
The Cooking class programmes for June and July 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 03 June at 4pm – Turkish meza (R410pp). Turkish cuisine is renowned as one of the world’s best. It is considered to be one of the three main cuisines of the world because of the variety of its recipes, its use of natural ingredients, its flavours and tastes which appeal to all palates and its influence throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Turkish cuisine is in a sense a bridge between far-Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines, with the accent always on enhancing the natural taste and flavour of the ingredients. This Turkish cooking class is all about finger food for easy alfresco dining which includes chicken and walnut dip, cheese pastries, baby marrow fritters, beetroot salad with yoghurt, grilled meat kebabs, pide breads and kadayif.
- Monday 04 June at 6pm – The tastes of France (R420pp). The French have an ongoing love affair with food, and in this French cooking class we teach home gourmets and enthusiasts alike how to create these wonderful foods with our introduction to French cuisine which includes chicken liver pâté, French onion soup, entrecote pommes frites, and crème caramel.
- Monday 11 June at 6pm – North African feast (R430pp). The exotic flavours of North Africa reach their full expression in the cooking of Morocco. In this Moroccan cooking class we learn how to prepare a delicious North African feast including a selection of salads, Moroccan frittata, chicken tagine, 7-vegetable couscous and roasted fig parcels.
- Sunday 17 June at 4pm – Easy classic pasta dishes and sauces (R420pp). In this pasta cooking class we teach you the basics of making pasta, and some delicious accompanying sauces, including spaghetti carbonara, spaghetti with tuna sauce, fresh tomato sauce, Bolognaise sauce and the perfect lasagne.
- Monday 18 June at 6pm – Asian dishes with a Chinese flavour (R430pp). A fun Chinese cooking class, perfect for entertaining, with most dishes prepared in advance including wonton soup with noodles, chilli prawns, master stock chicken, Mu shu pork and ginger pudding.
Cookbook of the week
Justin Bonello …Cooks For Friends
Justin Bonello has rightfully become a household name, especially if you’re a fan of TV chefs. In his latest book, he manages to get down to the roots of South African cuisine. You can almost smell the beer and braai smoke when paging through the book. … Click here to read more.
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Food quote of the week
“A dessert without cheese is like a beautiful woman with only one eye.” – Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
Recipes of the week:
Winter is it time for indulgent, sticky puddings and what could be better than a classic Malva Pudding with Brandy Glaze. This one is from our cookbook author of the week, Justin Bonello. …. 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.