Wickedfood Cooking School, SUNNINGHILL

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Hi all,

If you have been listening to the radio, reading newspapers or watching television, you are no doubt aware that Gordan Ramsay is in town (at a reputed fee of around R1 million a day – who said cooking doesn’t pay?).  This week’s recipe comes from his latest book.

In the last newsletter we talked about growing your own vegetables, and had a great responseclick here for some tips.

What do you think of our new  websiteWickedfood. Please also give us feedback.

For those who are not particularly interested in soccer, but still want to get into the spirit of things, we have developed our own 2010 Culinary World Cup, a great way for your company to entertain staff or clients, or do teambuilding with a difference, during this period. Contact the school for more details.

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Wickedfood Cooking School news

Cooking class programmes are up on the internet – click the relevant month for the programme May and June.

Wickedfood Cooking School runs classes with a minimum of 8 participants and a maximum of 12 as this gives everyone hands-on experience and keeps the class small enough for maximum learning.

  • Monday 24 May at 6pm – Gordon Ramsay – Cooking for Friends (R390 pp). This class is based on the Gordon Ramsay book – Cooking for Friends. Love him or hate him, he certainly knows his food. In this book, we see a very different side of him, more relaxed, cooking some best-loved versions of classic British dishes for family and friends, including broccoli blue cheese and pear soup, mushroom and barley risotto, poached fish fillets, roast rib-eye of beef, and pear and frangipane tart. – The class is fully booked and we have a waiting list, but should there be enough demand we will run a further class in June, contact the school if you are interested.
  • Sunday 30 May at 4pm – Thai master class (R350pp). Part of our Thai cooking class series, where we teach students the secrets of authentic Thai cooking. In this class dishes include shrimp paste dipping sauce, Massaman curry, bean salad, stir fried egg noodles and steamed banana cake.
  • Monday 31 May at 6pm – 30 minute meals (R370 pp). Quick and easy low-fat meals for two including honeyed stir-fry chicken, grilled pork chops, creamy mushroom pasta and toasted muesli.
  • Monday 07 June at 6pm Making pasta, basic shapes and sauces (R370pp). Pasta cooking class, using different pasta shapes, make sauces, and make pasta – farfalle with chicken and cherry tomatoes, salad Florentine, gorgonzola cream sauce, cheese and tomato filled cannelloni, and delicious sweet noodle cake.
  • Sunday 13 June at 4pm – Vegetarian Indian (R360pp). Authentic Indian cooking class making vegetarian dishes including curd cheese with spinach, chickpeas and mushroom curry, fragrant rice with soya, spicy brown lentils, savoury pancakes, coconut chutney and coconut milk pudding.

Please contact the school should you wish to make a booking:

Looking for info on food?

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.

Cookbook of the week

Gordon Ramsay’s Great Escape

Gordon embarks on a culinary journey around India, discovering the breadth and depth of cooking of the country. This new cookbook from him is packed with the best recipes from his travels to India, where he had never been to until now Click Here for more.

Click Here to see Wickedfood Cooking School’s top 10 food-related books for 2009.

On food

Autumn has broadsided us this year, turning up unannounced while we were still coatless and plunging us back into the world of soups and hot toddies. Wrap yourself up in soothing autumn fare . … Click Here for some delicious ideas and recipes.

Food quote of the week :

Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus

Did you know?

The liquid inside a coconut is the coconut juice, not the milk. Coconut milk is produced by steeping grated coconut meat in boiling water, leaving the mixture to cool, then straining it. Coconut cream is produced by the same method but using less water.

Recipe of the week:

Butter chicken

Butter chicken, or murgh makhani, can be traced back to Mogul times, but the dish and its history is most closely associated with Delhi’s famous Moti Mahal restaurant. Over time, numerous chefs have attempted to emulate the rich buttery sauce, and flavours vary slightly between restaurants. This is Gordon Ramsay’s version of the classic dish. .… Click Here for the recipe.


The Wickedfood Team

Wickedfood Cooking School runs cooking classes throughout the year at its purpose-built cooking studio. 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 classes 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.