Wickedfood Cooking School, SUNNINGHILL

Information & bookings (076) 236-2345  sunninghill@wickedfood.co.za

Hi all,

Building of the new cooking school at Wickedfood Earth is moving forward at a  steady pace. And there is a lot more happening.  Pigs are growing and we will shortly have proper natural free range pork and traditional bacon for sale, together with chicken, duck, lamb and beef, and not forgetting seasonal vegetables and eggs.

We are in the process of putting together an online shop where we will do a weekly delivery into Wickedfood Cooking School at Sunninghill, for collection.  A number of you have already subscribed to our online shop mailing list and our first newsletter will go out shortly.  If you have not yet subscribed and would like to receive this newsletter, together with an order form with weekly specials, please send an e-mail to earth@wickedfood.co.za with the word subscribe in the subject line.

We still have as few spaces open for our  sushi class for Tuesday 14 August.  Other classes scheduled for the next few weeks include an absolutely delicious class looking at unique  South African Indian dishes; and for those who like it spicy, don’t miss out the Cajun cooking class. For the more delicate palate,  don’t forget our Italian cooking class, and Middle Eastern cooking class later in the month.

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Wickedfood Cooking School news

The Cooking class programmes for August and September 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 12 August at 4pm  – South African Indian (R420pp). A combination of Indian spices and local ingredients creating dishes unique to the South African Indian community. This Indian cooking class includes samoosas, dhal soup, tamarind fish curry, bunny chow, roti and vermicelli pudding.
  • Tuesday 14 August at 6pm – Sushi 1 – The basics of sushi making (R430pp – 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.
  • Monday 20 August at 6pm – Cajun – tastes of the deep south (R420pp). Cajun Food originates from the French-speaking Acadian or “Cajun” immigrants in the Acadiana region of Louisiana, USA. It is often called a rustic cuisine and locally grown food predominate with simple preparations. This Cajun cooking class is a spicy blend of classic recipes from America’s deep South, including mouthwatering gumbos and jambalayas, and bread pudding with a whisky sauce.
  • Sunday 26 August at 4pm  – Easy to prepare Italian dishes (R410pp). Italian cuisine is one of the most common cuisines available all around the world. In this Italian cooking class we learn to cook these 6 great dishes with an Italian flair including tomato pizza, bean and pasta soup, cannelloni, grilled fish, bean salad and lemon tart.

Cookbook of the week

The Cake Stall

Remember those comforting childhood memories of  grandma’s kitchen, cooking for fetes, teas, functions and family gatherings, there  always seemed to be tins full of treats. Our cookbook of the week, The Cake Stall,  brings all those childhood recipes back to life.  The book covers a lot more than just cakes – from ginger beer and lemonade, to sweets, biscuits, and jams, in fact grandma’s entire pantry. …. Click here to read more.

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Food quote of the week

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own

Recipe of the week:

 Choc Chip Cookies and Lamingtons

This week, in celebration of our cookbook, we bring you two delicious recipes,  one for the ever popular chocolate chip cookie, and the other Lamingtons, a firm Australian favourite that has become popular around the world.  If you make any of these biscuits, send us a picture on facebook. …. 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.