01 Apr Try our favourite dishes on a cookery holiday in Greece
Here are some of the things that we love to cook in our cookery workshops, just to give you a little bit more of an idea of what you might be preparing and eating if you choose a cookery holiday in Greece or workshop with us.
For starters we often prepare several appetizers or salads at a time …
- The famous Greek salad, a standard in the summer – in winter there are several salads to enjoy with seasonal vegetables and olive oil.
- Aubergine salad or eggplant dip in the form of a paste. Great with bread or rusks
- Grilled marinated seasonal vegetables
- Stuffed vine or cabbage leaves
- Kaltsounakia, small local pies
- Local cured meats and sausages that require some cooking
- Salads with legumes, fresh herbs, olive oil and lemon
- Cooked edible wild greens picked from the garden or the day’s hike with olive oil and lemon. We are in direct competition with the goats for those!
Mostly cooked in our wood oven, we may prepare one or two dishes, depending on the size of the class and their preferences.
- Local lamb, veal or chicken casserole with herbs, tomato and onions.
- Casserole of stewed green beans and courgettes
- Baked stuffed vegetables
- Fish or vegetable soups
- Grilled lamb, veal, pork, fish – cooked on the barbecue
- Local lamb marinated in yogurt and cooked slowly on a bed of vine leafs
Based on the day’s meal we offer a selection of local wine, cheese, olives and rusks – these are constantly available to nibble on.
Like all the other dishes we prepare, for desserts, we focus on tradition. All are based on local ingredients: honey, olive oil, eggs, nuts, cheese and of course yoghurt …
- Bougatsa a baked pie filled with a crème made of semolina and milk and sprinkled with cinnamon
- Koutalides – literally meaning “spoonfuls”. This is a form of local pancakes – make a liquid dough with flour and yeast, then shallow fry in olive oil. Eat it dipped in honey or molasses and sprinkle it with cinnamon and nuts. Grandmothers used to make these and we grew up on it!
- Kolokithopita – pumpkin pie with filo pastry, cinnamon, raisins, nuts and rice
- Sweet kaltsounia – small pies filled with a type of ricotta cheese and served with honey
At the end of each Greek cookery workshop we will provide you with all the recipes of the dishes we cooked.
Find out more about our cookery holidays in Greece and our Greek cooking workshops.