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In one morning, you could become a cook to Thai for


In one morning, you could become a cook to Thai for

A relaxing class for any level of cooking finesse, Sawadee will make you fall in love with Thai cuisine

Sanet Oberholzer

Stepping into Pinki Wessels’s garden on an early Saturday morning, it doesn’t feel like you’re in the middle of Centurion. One look at the lush greenery, Thai-inspired décor and round table laid out with fresh vegetables, chopping boards, prepping bowls and knives, and you know you’re in for a different kind of weekend.

“Sawadee” is the Thai word used to greet or bid farewell to someone. Having spent 14 years in Thailand teaching at a French school, Wessels uses this greeting to welcome the guests that come to learn the secrets of Thai cooking at her home in Lyttleton where she has been offering classes for just under two years.

During her time in Thailand, Wessels did an intensive cooking course in Bangkok with the May Kaidee Cooking School where she learned to cook diverse vegan and vegetarian dishes and equally delicious dishes incorporating meat, which means her classes cater for all preferences...

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