Wickedfood Cooking School, SUNNINGHILL

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Hi all,

Hope you all had  a relaxing break.  For us at Wickedfood Cooking School, it was a time to develop some exciting new recipes and classes.  With all the over indulgences – what better way to detox, than to include more vegetables in your diet.  With that in mind, this week's newsletter has a strong vegetarian theme.  Our cookbook of the week is the acclaimed vegetable cookbook Plenty.  In addition we run our first vegetarian cooking class next Monday, featuring six delicious quick and easy recipes, perfect for midweek cooking.  This Sunday we also have our outdoor cooking class with the emphasis on poultry.

And for those of you looking for a market with a difference, Wickedfood Earth will be participating for the first time at the slow market in Skeerpoort. We will be selling some naturally grown vegetables and herbs, as well as a variety of chilli sauces and chutneys, see below for more.

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Wickedfood Cooking School news

Cooking class programmes for the next two months are up on the internet, click the relevant month for the  May and June programmes.

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.

  • Sunday 8 May at 4pm – Outdoor Cooking – poultry (R390pp). In this Outdoor Cooking Class, learn the secrets of outdoor cooking on Cadac kettlebraais and gas barbecues. Dishes covered in this class include whole roasted 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.
  • Monday 09 May at 6pm – Quick & easy 30 minute vegetarian meals (R370pp) In this vegetarian cooking class we teach students how to put together well balanced, quick and easy meat-free meals including courgette and feta fritters, sweet potato soup, onion and potato frittata, Thai green vegetable curry, fried eggs on a vegetable ragout, falafel burgers, and ricotta and tomato tart.
  • Sunday 15 May at 4pm – Easy Greek dishes for entertaining (R370pp for

    the class). The Greek cooking class that’s simple and easy. Dishes include fried halloumi, bean soup, moussaka, spanokopita and honey tart.

  • Monday 16 May at 6pm – Making filled pasta and accompanying sauces (R370pp). We will show you how to make your own pasta from scratch in this pasta cooking class and then how to fill them with meat and vegetable fillings. Fillings include cheese and ham, spinach and ricotta, sweet potato and a variety of sauces.
  • Sunday 22 May at 4pm – Hearty winter Entertaining (R360pp). No fuss dinner party for six. This cooking class is perfect for winter entertaining. Dishes include mushroom soup, Caesar’s salad, braised chicken, mini vegetable filo pies and chocolate pudding.

Cookbook of the week


It seems like everywhere there is a buzz about this new vegetable cookbook.  And so it was with great anticipation that the Wickedfood Cooking School review team paged through Yotam Ottolenghi's latest creation, Plenty. This is a book about cooking vegetables as opposed to a vegetarian cookbook trying to recreate meat substitutes. … Click Here for the full story.

Country food Market

This Saturday, Wickedfood Earth will be participating for the first time at the 'slow market' at the Dutch-Reformed church in Skeerpoort. This is a real food market, run by the church ladies, selling local produce from the area, including meat, vegetables, honey and trout. The market starts at about 07:00 am to approximately midday.   Skeerpoort is west of Hartebeestport dam, about 70km from Fourways.  The best way to get there from northern Johannesburg is via Brooderstroom, Pecanwood, and then at the T turn left. The road then turns and twists through Skeerpoort  village. The  Market happens every first Saturday of the month. Contact Marleze on 082 781 0736 for more information.

Food quote of the week

“We may live without friends; We may live without books; But civilized man cannot live without cooks.” – Meredith Owen

Recipes of the week:

Roasted sweet potato with pecan & honey

It is now sweet potato season, so enjoy them. This recipe from the Ottolenghi cookbook, is delicious as a side dish, particularly with poultry, or at room temperature as a picnic salad.

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.