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COOKING IN ANCIENT GREECE


$112 per guest

$112 per guest

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  • Ancient Greek
ABOUT THIS MEAL

The cooking lesson takes place outdoors in a 300 years old olive grove.

It may be available on request - when time permits.

A brief introduction to food, cooking methods and trade routes of Classical Greece will be followed by a dipping back into its cuisine. Using Athenaeus’ «Deipnosophistai» * and archaeological research data as inspiration, class will enjoy learning how to reproduce ancient Greek recipes both in modern kitchens and according to experimental archaeology.

After the cooking the team will eat what it has been prepared.

ON THE MENU

Lentils

They are cooked with coriander, leeks and honey.

Black olives sprinkled with aromatic seeds

Bread baked in a replica of an ancient Greek portable oven.

Thrymatis

This is a kind of cake which when broken open reveals a small roasted bird.

Plakous

A kind of sweet bread filled with cheese and nuts.

Tragemata
Dessert

Foods that accompanied wine during ancient symposia.

Red wine mixed with water

Wine mixed with water according to the rules of the ancient Greek symposium

About the host, Mariana Message Host

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I am an experimental archaeologist-food historian, who recreates Greek historical recipes using ancient or ...

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Gina
Mariana has been hosting unforgettable cooking classes and food tours in Chania for years. Her knowledge and passion for food and teaching is a joy to be experience. Here are some of the other reviews she's had from guests all over the world: Niknik Achanzar| FROM CHICAGO We had a wonderful time touring with Mariana. It was amazing to be able to learn about Chania from an experimental archeologist and food historian. We loved being able to try the home-made breads that Mariana baked using ancient methods. After the tour, Mariana gave us fantastic recommendations for things to do during the rest of our stay. Overall, this was a great experience. John | FROM ROME I took the 'Eating in ancient Greece' cooking class. It was a cooking lesson, a history lesson and a meal all in one! I enjoyed it very much. I was by myself but Mariana had me group with four other lovely people and we learned so many interesting things and cooked and laughed. A very interesting class by an experimental archaeologist who is an Gourmand award - winning author as well. Food was great. Anna Delhaugh| FROM NEW YORK I’m thoroughly fascinated with Mariana's cooking courses. I took two of them and I enjoyed the entire process, from mixing historically-appropriate ingredients and cooking over an open fire to using replicas of historic equipment and tools. Mariana is extremely generous with her knowledge and responded to every question in such a warm and nuturing way!

$112 per guest

$112 per guest

Date
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Personal Message (Customizable)
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Daratsos, Crete Region (Address released upon joining)


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