Wickedfood Cooking School, SUNNINGHILL

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Hi all,

This week, with great anticipation, we'll receive the Review Copy of Jamie Oliver's latest book, Jamie's 30-Minutes Meals. See below for a review.  Wickedfood Cooking School will definitely be using it in future for some interesting Jamie Oliver cooking classes.

Although nights are getting cooler, this time of year is still great for outdoor cooking. At the end of March, we have our annual all you want to know about Beef cooking class (click here to see one of our previous beef classes in action).  This is one of our highlights of the year. In this beef cooking  class we'll teach you how to work with meat, in conjunction with one of Johannesburg's top butchers – Braeside butchery.  In the class students will have the opportunity to taste proper free-range grass-fed beef.  This Beef cooking class is  definitely not to be missed, only 20 places available, so book early.

The April cooking class programme is now live. In Look forward to seeing you at one of the classes.

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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  March and April 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 13 March at 4pmFlavours of the Spanish table (R360pp for the class). In this Spanish cooking class we re-interpret some of the classic Spanish dishes in an easy-to-prepare style.
  • Monday 14 March at 6pm An introduction to Chinese cooking (R380pp). A fun Chinese cooking class, an easy introduction to some classic Chinese dishes including hot and sour soup, steamed fish, 3 cup chicken, Cantonese sweet and sour pork, and almond curd with fruit.
  • Monday 21 March at 6pm – North African Feast (R360pp). Moroccan cookery class, preparing a

    delicious North African feast including a selection of salads, Moroccan frittata, chicken tagine, 7-vegetable couscous and roasted fig parcels.

  • Sunday 27 March at 4pm – All you wanted to know about… beef (R390pp). This meat cooking class is part of our  master class series. In conjunction with our head instructor, one of Johannesburg’s leading butchers will give an in-depth hands-on demonstration in choosing and preparing beef for a variety of dishes. Students will learn the secrets of cooking a number of classic mouthwatering beef dishes.

Cookbook of the week

Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals certainly once again pushes the boundaries of cookbooks. It is a clearly thought-out book, offering 50 brand new complete meal ideas. Jamie Oliver proves, that by mastering a few tricks and being organized and focused in the kitchen, it is absolutely possible, and easy, to get a complete meal on the table in the same amount of time you’d normally spend making one dish.. … Click Here the for more information.

Food quote of the week

“A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.” – Elsa Schiaparelli

On Food

Grass fed beef,  the Facts

Chemicals, pesticides, hormones and antibiotics are just a few of the nasty toxins we make our bodies ingest everyday through the consumption of certain meat and dairy products, vegetables and fruits. While awareness of the harmful chemicals used in the growing process of fruits and vegetables is increasing, many people remain unaware about the use of antibiotics and hormones used commonly in the production of grain fed, or feedlot meat. Wickedfood Cooking School has put together the following notes which will broaden your understanding of grain fed meat:

  • Grain-fed meat products have lower nutritional value than their pasture-fed counterparts.
  • You may think that steak or mince looks fresh, but quite often the colour and juiciness of the meat has been enhanced.
  • Antibiotics are used in the growing of grain-fed meat in order to prevent sickness caused by the unnatural feeding of excess amounts of grain. Unfortunately these drugs are subsequently ingested into our systems when we eat the meat.

Click Here for the full article.

Recipes of the week:

Mustard chicken with quick dauphinoise, greens and black forest affogato

From Jamie's 30 Minute Meals this is not just a recipe for another dish, but rather how to put together a complete quick and easy meal …Click Here for the recipe.

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.