IF IT SWIMS LIKE A FISH…

People have often asked me why salmon is good for you, and besides the logical answers that fish is high in protein and natural oils, there are a few other interesting facts about salmon.

Fish and shellfish are nutrient-dense and salmon is no exception. It is an excellent source of high-quality protein, vitamins and minerals, including potassium, selenium and vitamin B12. However, it is the content of omega-3 fatty acids in salmon that receives the most attention. 

Omega-3 is termed as an essential fatty acid because the body cannot synthesise it, so it must be obtained from the diet. Omega-3 fatty acids have also been shown to reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure and decrease risk factors for disease. This places salmon squarely into the ‘superfood’ category, as it is also a valuable source of ‘brain food’.

Unfortunately, salmon has become hideously expensive in South Africa due to the high demand for sushi, but one need not eat large quantities to get your fix. 

We’ve added a delicious salmon recipe for you this week.

Please refer to our course schedule below for other upcoming courses

 

 

 

UPCOMING COOKING EXPERIENCES

 

Curry Festival

Come and learn a few simple tips and tricks to bring out the best flavours in the best curries around the world.

Date: Wednesday 14 August – 18h00
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Basic Cooking Course

Kitchen phobia? Build confidence and learn new skills on this course. Perfect for anyone starting out on their culinary journey! 
Date: Mon 19 – Thur 22 August – 09h00
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Baking Masterclass

Prepare French delicacies like croissants, puff pastry, choux pastry.  A 2-day course dedicated to the best of baking.
Date: Mon 19 – Tue 20 August – 13h30
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Tastes of the Mediterranean

Create exciting combinations of flavours and spices from the many different cultures bordering the Mediterranean coastline.
Date: Thursday 22 August – 18h00
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Asian Fusion

New combinations of tastes and flavours you’d never imagine could work so well together!

Date: Friday 23 August – 18h00
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YEAR-END FUNCTIONS

 

Plan your year-end function with a difference (and the best fun you’ll have this summer).

Fasten your aprons and be prepared for a culinary Masterchef cook-off of note where you’ll create a gourmet meal with your colleagues in a fabulous cooking environment and test your skills against your colleagues. Participants are divided into teams and prepare various dishes on the menu. 

Alternately, you can join us for a casual cooking experience pairing wine with a delicious menu designed according to your specifications. Then sit down with your colleagues and relax to enjoy a 3-course culinary delight in a beautiful venue. 

Email us HERE for more information.

 


 

RECIPE OF THE WEEK

 

Miso Glazed Salmon with Stir-fried Vegetables
We all love salmon. 
This miso enhances salmon flavour and compliments the entire dish in so many ways.
MISO GLAZED SALMON RECIPE