Winter is definitely here. For the next two weeks, we have some delicious warming cooking classes on offer, especially to keep out the winter chills, whether it be hearty roasts, or spicy Mexican and Indian flavors. Hope to see you at one of these cooking classes.
Class highlights for the next two weeks include:
- Monday 25 May at 6pm – Easy Greek dishes for entertaining (R370pp).Dishes include fried halloumi, bean soup, moussaka, spanokopita and honey tart.
- Sunday 31 May at 4pm – Mexican flavours (R360pp). An exotic Mexican cookery class, a blend of new world flavours including Melted cheese with mushrooms Coriander soup, Lamb in a chilli sauce, and Rice pudding.
- Monday 01 June at 6pm – Delicious winter Entertaining (R380pp). No fuss dinner party for six including Roast tomato gazpacho soup, Ricotta ravioli, Grilled fish fillets and Warm lemon pudding.
- Sunday 07 June at 4pm – Easy Indian cooking (R370pp). Authentic Indian cooking class including singharas, baked fish with tomato cream sauce, kali dal, rotis and kalfi
Please contact the school should you wish to make a booking:
June individual class programme….. click here
June individual class programme….. click here
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Our food article of the week
The first British farmers’ market opened in Bath in 1997. They were pioneered in the United States. There are now more than 500 farmers’ market operating throughout the UK, with a spend of about £120m per year. And Wickedfood cooking school, we receive press releases day about new food markets that are opening. Click here to read more about this fascinating trend.
What’s new on the Wickedfood blog
Apart from our weekly newsletter, we’re also very active posting interesting food-related articles on the Wickedfood blog. New articles this week include:
Phanaeng Beef Curry in sweet peanut sauce
Kaeng kari ka – yellow curried chicken
Phat Thai – Thai fried noodles
Tom yum soup – Sour and spicy prawn soup, our recipe of the week
Floating markets in Bangkok
Southeast Asian cooking schools – Bangkok, Thailand
There are also a host of other mouthwatering recipes and travel related articles on the blog. Please feel free to comment, or let us know if you cook any of them and how they turn out.
Cookbook of the week
Secrets of the Red Lantern (subtitled Stories and Vietnamese Recipes from the Heart) is much more than a collection of authentic recipes from successful Vietnamese restaurant Red Lantern, located in Sydney – Click here for more information and see a great video on the book. This book is the honest, difficult story of the Nguyen family. Read more ….
Did you know – Nobody really knows how toad in the hole got its name. It became popular in the 18th century, but dictionaries from that time and from the following century attached the name to a dish where any meat, from prime cuts to leftovers, was cooked in batter. However, in the 18th century, sausages were already the meat of choice for some.
Food quote of the week: – “Cookery is not chemistry. It is an art. It requires instinct and taste rather than exact measurements.” ~ Marcel Boulestin
Food tip of the week: – Fresh coffee beans can also absorb nasty odours from your hands.
Wickedfood Cooking School teaches students how to make this soup in our Thai cooking class. This delicious recipe was inspired by one we saw being made at Thai House Cooking School in Bangkok. According to Pip, of Thai House Cooking School, a good tom yum soup (Sour and spicy prawn soup) should be made and served immediately. Click here for the recipe.
Look forward to hearing from you.
The Wickedfood Team
Runs cooking classes throughout the year at its purpose-built cooking studios. 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 teambuilding cooking classes these classes are a novel way of creating staff interaction or entertaining clients.