Authentic Cooking Class in Athens with a Home Chef

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Authentic Cooking Class in Athens with a Home Chef

65.00

Join Lena at her home and learn how to cook authentic Greek recipes 

Visiting Places: Lena's home in Athens' norther suburbs.
Duration: 4-5 hours (approx.)

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Activity Description

Join locals in their own kitchen showing you how traditional Greek dishes are made right at home, where real cooking happens. Whatever you make, it will be authentic, hands-on and made with fresh ingredients sourced locally. 
Your host will show you techniques and recipes, will tell you stories of each dish -its origin and what it means to the family of the cook that’s teaching you. Don’t forget that nearly all the cooks in Greece are home-taught, and culinary wisdom is passed down from generation to generation. On the other hand, each cook is different as well, so you’ll also find out how tastes and dishes have evolved over time. Then, once all the cooking and the teaching are over, you’ll get to eat everything you’ve made, in a start-to-finish experience that’s miles apart from ordering this meal at a restaurant.
The menu usually involves a traditional Greek salad, spinach or cheese pies, 'soutzoukakia' traditional and aromatic meat balls in tomato sauce and pasta flora, a traditional jam tart. All recipes taught are easy to learn and prepare, without special equipment or rare-to-find ingredients; so you’ll have no problem replicating them yourself back home. Your cooks will also share helpful kitchen tips and explain variations on the dishes as well.
This alternative cooking class is not cooking under pressure; instead, it’s a relaxed introduction to Greek cuisine that works whether you’re an occasional cook or an aspiring chef. It’s also a great chance to see another aspect of Greek society – in Greece, the kitchen is the heart of every house, and probably half of all daily conversations between friends or family begin with: “What are you having for dinner?” This means that with this lesson, as well as learning recipes, you’ll learn a little more about the national character, too.
About hour host: Lena is a native Athenian but her family roots are from both Corfu in the west and Asia Minor in the east, and she draws her inspiration in cooking from both of these traditions. In fact, some of her recipes date back generations. Her apartment is located in the north of Athens, overlooking a large garden.

Special Features

  • Cooking class, tips, theory and stories
  • Meal (lunch or dinner)
  • An alternative way to emerge into the every day life of a Greek family and Greek culinary history and culture. 

Why we like it

A unique opportunity to learn authentic Greek cooking and emerge deeper into the every day life of a Greek family; one of the most alternative things to do in Athens.

Activity Snapshot

Dates | Start time : Mon-Fri: 5:30pm, Sat-Sun: 11am, All Year (excluding 1st January, 25th December)

Duration: 4-5 hours (approx.)

Spoken Language: English

Meeting Point: Athens north suburbs, (to be advised after booking)

Group size: min. 2 - max. 12 persons.

Pace: Easy

Included: Preparation of the meal, all tastings mentioned in the description. 

Excluded: Drinks, any food not mentioned in the tour's description, Gratuities (Optional)

Note: Your host can also accommodate vegetarians and persons with food allergies and special dietary requirements communicated in advance. The menu may change from time to time, also depending on availability of ingredients. 

Discounts for Young Travellers: Children up to 6 years: Free; Children 6-11 years at €33. Ask for your Discount Code here. | Family discounts for Private Tours: 50% for children 6-11 years and 20% for Teenagers 12-18 years old. 

Vendor: Alternative Athens

Cancellation policy

100% refund up 72 hours prior to tour/workshop, except processing fees (paypal/credit card). 50% refund between 72 and 24 hours prior to tour/workshop, except processing fees (paypal/credit card). No refund less than 24 hours prior to tour/workshop. 100% refund if the tour/workshop is cancelled by Vendor, including processing fees.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation to be received as soon as possible (within 24 hours from booking)  
  • You can present either a print out or an electronic booking confirmation for this activity
  • Complete information on Vendor, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be sent with your Booking Confirmation. The TravelPorter hand-picks the most remarkable, experienced and reliable vetted professionals for a pleasant experience from booking to completion. 

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