April means Easter and a slew of long weekends. To all those going away, drive carefully and relax with some good food.
This year for the first time Wickedfood Cooking School is staying open over the Easter weekend and it’s pleasing to note that both the pasta cooking class and Thai cooking classes are fully subscribed. We still have limited space for the Mexican cooking class and the outdoor (poultry) cooking class, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Also note that the May programme is now open for bookings. Once again we take you on culinary tour of the world – Spain, Cajun, Turkey, Italy and India. And we teach you some great skills, including 30 minute (veg) meals and how to make sushi.
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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 April and May 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 08 April at 4pm – Making flavoured pasta, shapes and sauces (R370pp). Making pasta is really easy, and fresh pasta tastes better too. Learn the secrets to making pasta from scratch in this pasta cooking class. We also include fillings and sauces for these unique pasta shapes and flavours. Dishes include pepper fettuccini with an Alfredo sauce, chilli tagliatelle with a seafood cream, beef filled spinach ravioli and fried sweet pasta with grappa.
- Monday 09 April at 6pm –Thai Class (R380pp). Thai food is often referred to as having an explosion of flavours in your mouth all at once. This Thai cooking class teaches you how to balance these five important flavours. Dishes in this class include Luang Prabang salad, fried eggplant with pork, fried rice noodles, sticky rice and steamed banana pudding.
- Monday 16 April at 6pm – Classic Mexican dishes for entertaining (R370pp). An exotic blend of new world flavours, perfect for entertaining with a difference in this Mexican cooking class – guacamole, salsa Mexicana, burritas, tortilla soup, chicken chocolate, chilli sauce and white flan.
- Sunday 22 April at 4pm – Outdoor Cooking – poultry (R390 per class). Learn the secrets of outdoor cooking on Cadac kettlebraais and gas barbecues. Dishes covered in this cooking class include whole roast juicy chicken, how to smoke a chicken in a kettlebraai, tangy tomato marinade, chicken kebabs, quick and easy bread pockets, grilled vegetables and bananas with a chocolate sauce.
- Tuesday 24 April at 6pm – Cooked in Africa (R380pp). Justin Bonello has become a cult hero in the South African culinary world. Through his quirky television series, and accompanying book, Cooked In Africa, he has taken a bunch of friends on a culinary road trip through southern Africa. We’ve taken a few of the recipes from the series and reinterpreted them to create a delicious South African inspired menu – .
Cookbook of the week
In France, home bakers have relied on a little baking book called Je Sais Faire la Pâtisserie, for the past 70-odd years. First published in 1938, this bestseller, has now been translated into English, and covers topics as diverse as éclairs and fruit tartlets to macaroons and madeleines. … Click here to read more.
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Food quote of the week
“Shipping is a terrible thing to do to vegetables. They probably get jet-lagged, just like people.” – Elizabeth Berry
Recipes of the week:
They have certainly been in the news this year, what with the various religious April fools’ jokes. And to make them even more interesting, some supermarkets are now even making them in loaf forms. Here is our recipe for these traditional spiced, sticky glazed fruit buns with pastry crosses. ….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.