Wickedfood Cooking School, SUNNINGHILL

Information & bookings (011) 234-3252 sunninghill@wickedfood.co.za

Hi all,

Hope you all had a pleasant Easter break. Once again we bring you a packed fortnightly newsletter. We have some great classes over the next two weeks An Italian cooking class, great Asian food and Sushi. As our classes are small, they fill up quickly, so book early to avoid disappointment. Our May programme is also now live on our website.

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Wickedfood Cooking School news

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

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 12 April at 6pm Easy to prepare Italian dishes (R360pp). An introduction to Italian cuisine including tomato pizza, bean and pasta soup, cannelloni, grilled fish, bean salad and lemon tart.
  • Sunday 18 April at 4pm Simply Asian with Neil Perry (R390pp). Revered as one of Australia’s foremost chefs and international TV food celebrities, Neil Perry’s first love is Asian food, with a strong Chinese leaning. In this class we explore some of his favourite dishes, taken from his book, Simply Asian. Dishes include fried sweet corn cakes, steamed fish, tangerine beef and stir-fried vegetables with noodles.
  • Monday 19 April at 6pm Sushi 1 – The basics of sushi making (R395pp – maximum 18, so book early). The basics of sushi making – cutting fish, making rice, California and maki rolls, nigirizushi (finger), and hand rolls.
  • Monday 26 April at 6pm – Outdoor Cooking – Poultry (R390 per class). Learn the secrets of outdoor cooking on Cadac kettlebraais and gas barbecues. Dishes covered in this class include whole roast juicy chicken, how to smoke a chicken in a kettlebraai, tangy tomato marinade, chicken kebabs, quick and easy bread pockets, grilled vegetables and bananas with a chocolate sauce.
  • Sunday 02 May at 4pm Easy Greek dishes for entertaining (R370pp). Dishes include fried halloumi, bean soup, moussaka, spanokopita and honey tart.

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

In Cooking from Cape to Cairo, Dorah Sitole, long time editor of True Love Magazine, has put together a mouthwatering collection of recipes drawn from around the continent.  In compiling the book she did a culinary tour of 19 African destinations. All the recipes in the book are easy to follow and most of the ingredients are easy to come by. This book offers an enlightening view into unique culinary traditions of Africa. Click Here for more.

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

On food – Pumpkins:

Pumpkins take centre stage in October, lighting up driveways and leering at us through windows in the run-up to Halloween in the Northern Hemisphere. But they’re not just pretty faces, they are a great autumn vegetable with a good shelf life. Click Here for more information.

Food quote of the week :

“For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. “Edwin Way Teale

Recipe of the week:

Samp and beans

Also known as Umngqusho, it is a favourite traditional dish among the Xhosa, it is made of de-hulled dried corn and dried beans. The corn kernels are crushed or broken into pieces which are easier to cook and eat. In South Africa, dried samp and beans are sold already mixed and ready to use. Umngqusho is sometimes served with fried onions, or as a side dish with any stew that has gravy. .… 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.