Eating in Ancient Greece
$125.54 per guest
$125.54 per guest
Historical cooking class + lunch in a beautiful garden with 300 years old olive trees.
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 according to experimental archaeology, cooking over the open hearth and baking in replicas of ancient Greek ovens.
After cooking the team will eat what has been prepared.
The lesson is available on Tuesdays or upon request, when time permits.
Time: 10:00- 14:00
The class takes place in a 300 year old olive grove situated in the village of Daratsos, 5 km from the city of Chania.
Daratsos is connected by regular city buses. The bus leaves from 1866 square and stops at the small square of the village. The house is within easy walking distance (about 200m)
If you prefer to get a taxi, the taxi queue is opposite the bus station.
Fantastic experience! Mariana has a lot of knowledge of not only cooking but also history and culture. We really enjoyed lessons. I would like to come again to her beautiful garden near future.
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.
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!