Wickedfood Cooking School Newsletter 16 May 2012
Hope all the mothers out there were spoiled rotten last Sunday. Did you know that this newsletter has some fantastic special offers:
- In our cookbook section, if you purchase any book through Red Pepper Books, not only do get the book delivered to your door, but you’ll also receive a substantial discount.
- Like us on our new Facebook page and stand a chance to win 1 Month’s free classes for you and a friend - Click Here to Like Us and enter in the competition.
And then over the next two weeks, we also have a great selection of individual cooking classes – Indian, Gordon Ramsay’s secrets, Italian and Turkish. Happy cooking.
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.
Wickedfood Cooking School news
The Cooking class programmes for May and June are up on the internet. Wickedfood Cooking School runs cooking classes with a minimum of 8 participants and a maximum of 12 giving everyone hands-on experience and keeping the cooking class small enough for maximum learning. These cooking classes are conducted by our senior instructors who have extensive experience in the food industry and share a variety of additional cooking tips throughout the cooking class.
- Sunday 20 May at 4pm – Easy to prepare Indian dishes (R410pp). Indian food is a diverse and extraordinary one, reflecting a complex layering of cultures through history and based on religious beliefs, geography, climate and availability of ingredients. India’s range of cuisine can amaze even a connoisseur. Different regions in India offer their own specialties with their very own taste, subtlety and aroma. The exotic tastes, hues and textures of Indian food have ensured a steady growth in popularity in the West. Join us in discovering these incredible dishes in our Indian cooking class. Authentic easy Indian dishes including potato patties, tandoori chicken, pumpkin cream curry, pulao and sago pudding.
- Monday 21 May at 6pm – Gordon Ramsay – Cooking for Friends (R420pp). This Gordon Ramsay cooking class is based on his 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.
- Wednesday 30 May at 6pm –Entertaining Italian style (R410pp). Italian cuisine is one of the most common cuisines available all around the world. Learn to cook these 6 great dishes with an Italian flair in our Italian cooking class, including rice croquettes, Siena bread soup, semolina gnocchi, poached chicken with a caper/egg sauce and baked pears.
- Sunday 03 June at 4pm – Turkish meza (R410pp). Turkish cuisine is renowned as one of the world’s best. It is considered to be one of the three main cuisines of the world because of the variety of its recipes, its use of natural ingredients, its flavours and tastes which appeal to all palates and its influence throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Turkish cuisine is in a sense a bridge between far-Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines, with the accent always on enhancing the natural taste and flavour of the ingredients. This Turkish cooking class is all about finger food for easy alfresco dining which includes chicken and walnut dip, cheese pastries, baby marrow fritters, beetroot salad with yoghurt, grilled meat kebabs, pide breads and kadayif.
Cookbook of the week
Silvena Rowe was brought up on a diet of Ottoman delicacies by her Turkish father. She is now based in London as chef-patron of Quince. Inspiration for her latest book comes from the street foods of the eastern Mediterranean – Istanbul, Ankara, Beirut and Damascus. Click here to read more.
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Food quote of the week
“I bake all the time, but I don’t like to eat the cookies when they’re done. I just like the dough.” – Sharon Stone
Recipes of the week:
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.