FIRE & SPICE WITH LAAIKSFOOD
My food journey started by watching my mother, Zeiboon, a well known cook in the Tzaneen community, spend hours in the kitchen. It was her place of creating, connecting and celebrating. The experience shaped my idea that food was a way to celebrate and bring people together. When I left home, I realised that my love of eating good food had transferred to making it and I was thrilled to be able to create, experiment and entertain. My diverse upbringing and passion for cultures and people allowed me to connect and understand what food means to different people. I spent time learning different techniques and ways of cooking.
Returning back to the Lowveld after years in a different industry where I put my passion for cooking second, I’ve decided to embark on my food journey wholeheartedly starting with cooking classes to combine my two loves: cooking and teaching. Over the next few weeks, lessons will be starting in our home kitchen in Tzaneen where my love affair with food started, followed by Cooking Experiences in various beautiful locations around our area. I am so excited to be sharing my passion with the wonderful, diverse community of Tzaneen and Magoebaskloof.
The upcoming cooking series of classes, starting in March, will comprise of the following:
Back To Basics
An introduction to Indian Spices and flavour: you will make your favourite Indian Snack and learn step-by-step curry and side dishes.
A level up from the basics: you will learn the art of making roti and prepare an aromatic layered Biryani with sides. This ‘Masterclass’ will be co-hosted by my mom, Zeiboon.
A journey through Middle Eastern flavours and spices, this lesson will have you making breads, falafel, kebabs and various dips.
These 3-hour classes will include recipes, spice kits, a notebook, refreshments and enjoying the food you have cooked, after the class.
Stay tuned for upcoming classes from April, including virtual classes and outdoor cooking experiences.
Contact Laaika on 083 366 8999 or find her on Instagram (laaiksfood)