Cooking with Dionysia

Try your culinary skills in a Greek cooking lesson at a local’s home!

Duration

4-5 hours

When

6 pm Nov-Mar: Tue, Thu, Sat / Apr-Oct: Daily

Languages

english

Price

€89per person

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Dionysia is a passionate, modern home cook who loves sharing her culinary secrets with other food lovers. Under her guidance you’ll become an expert chef of Greek cuisine and you’ll take back home a memorable taste of Greece!

Looking for a Private Tour?

We offer all our tours as private and are happy to customize them for you!

Highlights

  • Learn how to cook like a real Greek following your home cook who will make it easy for you
  • Enjoy a meal based on the freshness of the ingredients and the seasonality of the produce
  • Explore the Greek cooking philosophy at your local host’s cozy backyard

What you can expect

Forget the chef’s hats - in their own kitchens, your instructors will show you just how traditional Greek dishes are made right at home, where real cooking happens. You might find out how to make Greek Gyros (the so-called 'Souvlaki Wrap'), for instance, a meal that’s as tasty as it is fun to put together, or learn to master patsavouropita, a sweet rag pie in crispy fyllo pastry along with the yummy custard that may quickly become your favorite dessert. Whatever you make, it will be authentic, made with fresh ingredients sourced as locally as possible, and you’ll be right up to your elbows in it!

You’ll discover techniques as well as recipes, and you’ll hear, too, the story of each dish – where it comes from 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.

These recipes are easy to learn and don’t involve any restaurant-caliber equipment or rare ingredients, so you’ll have no problem replicating them yourself back at home. Your cooks will also share helpful kitchen tips and explain variations on the dishes as well.

This 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.

Practical info

Duration
4-5 hours
Languages
english
When
6 pm Nov-Mar: Tue, Thu, Sat / Apr-Oct: Daily
Group size
Up to 8 people

What's included

  • Preparation of the meal
  • Food and drinks as described in the menu

Not included

Transportation to/from your guest's home

Notes

  • Dionysia, your local host, need some time to prepare a memorable experience for you so bookings need to be made at least 2 days before the date you want to immerse in the Greek cuisine. 
  • Dionysia can also accommodate vegetarians and vegans if you secure a private experience with her. If you suffer from any food allergies or have special dietary requirements, you are kindly requested to contact us in advance before booking this tour.
  • Your meeting location is in in Glyfada, a lovely neighborhood next to the Athens Riviera. Detailed meeting instructions will be sent to you upon booking.
  • This activity does not operate on January 1st and December 25th.
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Coming away with new techniques, recipes and edible souvenirs!

Cooking with Dionysia
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