Japanese cuisine is most probably one of the most exotic and most difficult to get right.  Apart from the unique ingredients, they also have some unique cooking styles and it is the blend of these two elements that makes it special.  It is however interesting to note that many of the traditional Japanese dishes were adapted from Western cuisine, just  altered slightly, to make them uniquely Japanese.

This style of food  is called Yoshoku and many of its creations are now classics, enjoyed throughout Japan and beyond. In our cookbook of the week, Yoshoku, author Jane Lawson draws on her own extensive understanding of Japanese flavours and ingredients to present an exciting collection of approachable yoshoku dishes.

The book is full of simple recipes that exquisitely interpret the flavours of Japan, foods that are light, fresh, and easily accessible to the Western kitchen. It is an ideal starting point for any cook who has even a remote interest in the flavours of Japan.  Yoshoku is a book that Wickedfood Cooking School recipe developers will use as a reference when drawing up Japanese cooking classes, well worth purchasing.

Interested in buying this book? Visit – Red Pepper Books – The South African online bookshop, is able to offer you great prices on any book you are looking for, and they deliver to your door.  Red Pepper Books is offering Wickedfood Cooking School subscribers an EXTRA 10% off this book. Simply type in the promotional code WICKEDFOOD on the shipping page of the checkout process and your purchase will be reduced by a further 10%.

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