Wickedfood Cooking School Newsletter 2 May 2012
Hope you all had a deserved break and are now raring to cook, with some delicious ideas for more hearty food. Our cookbook of the week, The Hairy Bikers Perfect Pies, features some really delicious baking ideas, ideal for the cooler weather now on its way.
The June programme is now up on the website and open for bookings. Once again we take you on a tour of the world, from France and Portugal to the exotic spicing of Asia.
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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 06 May at 4pm - Cajun – tastes of the deep south (R410pp). Cajun Food originates from the French-speaking Acadian or “Cajun” immigrants in the Acadiana region of Louisiana, USA. It is often called a rustic cuisine and locally grown food predominates with simple preparations. This Cajun cooking class is a spicy blend of classic recipes from America’s deep South, including gumbo, blackened fish and pecan pie.
- Monday 07 May at 6pm – Quick & easy 30 minute vegetarian meals (R410pp) In this vegetarian cooking class we teach students how to put together well balanced, quick and easy meat-free meals including courgette and feta fritters, sweet potato soup, onion and potato frittata, Thai green vegetable curry, fried eggs on a vegetable ragout, falafel burgers, and ricotta and tomato tart.
- Tuesday 15 May at 6pm – Sushi 1 – The basics of sushi making (R430pp – maximum 18, so book early) The increasing popularity of sushi around the world has resulted in many more people wanting to learn the basics of sushi making, this Sushi cooking class shows you how to do the following – cutting fish, making rice, California and maki rolls, nigirizushi (finger), and hand rolls.
- 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.
Cookbook of the week
The Hairy Bikers have become a regular feature on the cooking channels. Their book on pies packed full of British classics as well as some innovative pie recipes, in all, over 150 recipes. Pies range from the sweet and savoury, deep and small, and to the pies that are puddings . … Click here to read more.
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Food quote of the week
“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.” – Jim Davis, “Garfield”
Recipes of the week:
The Cornish pasty has just been awarded protected status from the European commission. Only pasties made in Cornwall to the traditional recipe can be labelled ‘Cornish pasties’. This is the Hairy Bikers version of the Cornish pasty . …. Click Here for all our recipes.
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.