We hope you all had a relaxing break and are now ready for the second quarter of the year. As mentioned in the last newsletter, a video on teambuilding cooking classes is now live, click here to see the video, hope you enjoy.
Our May programme is up on the Internet for the full programme – Sunninghill / Boksburg. Once again we have some exciting classes on offer, including:
- Sunday 17 May at 4pm – Sweet treats – the art of baking(R360pp). Learn the secrets of baking with confidence, including cupcakes, Black Forest chocolate cake, cheesecake, crunchies and quiche.
- Tuesday 19 May at 6pm – Jamie’s Ministry of Food – quick meals and pastas (R350pp). We consider Jamie Oliver’s latest book his best. It is a perfect book for any beginner. Each month we take six recipes from the book and re-interpret them, with plenty of tips along the way. Learning the secrets to successful easy cooking, including spicy Moroccan stewed fish with couscous, chicken and leek stroganoff, broccoli and pesto tagliatelle, classic tomato spaghetti, macaroni cauliflower cheese bake and banana tarte tatin, with a wicked twist.
- Sunday 24 May at 4pm – Thai cooking class (R370pp). In this class learn to cook mouthwatering authentic Thai dishes include Tamarend flavoured fish soup, Waterfall beef, Tofu salad with vegetables, Chicken rice and Fried bananas
Please contact the school should you wish to make a booking:
May individual class programme….. click here
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:
Southeast Asian cooking schools – Chiang Mai Thai Cookery School in Thailand is the oldest cooking school in Chiang Mai and one of the slickest operations Wickedfood came across in Asia.
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
Wickedfood cooking school has specially imported A Passion for Thai Cooking, filled with over 100 easy-to-follow, authentic recipes, compiled by Sompon Nabnian, internationally recognized TV chef personality and owner of the Chiang Mai Thai Cooking School. Read more …..
Did you know – The omelette is thought to have originated in ancient Persia. Beaten eggs were mixed with chopped herbs, fried until firm, then sliced into wedges in a dish known as ‘kookoo’. This dish is thought to have travelled to Western Europe via the Middle East and North Africa, with each country adapting the original recipe to produce Italian frittata, Spanish tortilla and the French omelette.
Food quote of the week: – “Let nothing which can be treated by diet be treated by other means”. – Maimonides.
Food tip of the week: – After boiling pasta or potatoes, cool the water and use it to water your house plants. The water contains nutrients that your plants will love.
A Thai classic, found throughout Southeast Asia. At Wickedfood Cooking School we include a version of this dish inspired by Chiang Mai Thai Cooking School, in one of our Thai cooking classes. To make this properly you need a large mortar. If doubling up on quantities, make in two separate batches. If green papaya is not available, it is just as delicious with strips of cucumber, minus the seeds, grated carrots, or strips of green beans. Delicious with sticky rice and barbecued chicken. Click here for the recipe.
Look forward to hearing from you.
The Wickedfood Team
Wickedfood cooking school 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.