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Hi all,

Hope you are having a good week. Congrats to all of you who competed in the 94.7 Cycle Race.  It was a great day besides all the traffic jams (you would think Joburg Roads Agency would not do road works on the same day!) We would like to wish the Bokke luck for their game against Italy on Saturday (15:30). Let’s hope we can get a better result. Hope you have a great week. And for all those foodies out there, the food movie of the year has to be “Julie & Julia”  the story of Julie Powell’s attempt to revitalize her marriage, restore her ambition, and save her soul by cooking all 524 recipes in Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I, in a period of 365 days. It is full of great photography, good humor and delicious food.

Find us on Facebook and Twitter – just search for Wickedfood and you will find us. We update the blog on a daily basis and publish it through Facebook and Twitter.

There are no more Individual Classes for the rest of the year but we will have a January programme up soon with some new and interesting classes coming up.

Looking for info on food? – The Wickedfood blog looks to be taking off very well with lots of questions coming in, if you have any questions that have been bugging you, 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 give us a shout and we will do our best to answer it as soon as possible. Click Here for more information, hope to hear from you soon.

Cookbook of the weekRaymond Blanc – knows more about food and cooking than pretty much anyone else. His cooking has been described as “an extraordinary process of creativity, passion, subtlety, indeed genius.” Click Here to read more.

Our food article of the week: – Cooking A turkey this Christmas? Here are a few easy fixes (in case something goes wrong.)  Click Here to read more.

Our favourite ingredient: – Cream – A pint of heavy whipping cream and a smidgen of arm strength can elevate your Thanksgiving pies to official holiday status. These sophisticated pairings are sure to garner more than a few oohs and ahs while taking no more than a flick of the wrist to prepare. Click Here to read more and get some ideas.

Food quote of the week: – “This recipe is certainly silly. It says to separate two eggs, but it doesn’t say how far to separate them.” 
- Gracie Allen.

Food tip of the week: – To eliminate that bitter taste that you get when eating Aubergines/Eggplants/Brinjals simply cut them into slices and place them in cold salted (4-5T salt) water, place a plate on top as this keeps the aubergines submerged in the water, and allow to soak for 15-20 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water and then pat dry with kitchen towel.

Recipe of the week – Banana Muffins

The Wickedfood Team

Wickedfood Cooking School runs cooking classes throughout the year at its purpose-built Johannesburg cooking studios. 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 – team building 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.