Cooking with Korina

An inventive exploration of traditional and contemporary Greek cuisine

Duration

4-5 hours

When

Mon-Fri: 06.00pm, Sat-Sun: 12.00pm

Languages

english

Price

€65per person

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Korina is a self-taught cook who has been creating dishes in the kitchen since she was a girl. She is committed to using fresh local ingredients and her greatest culinary aim is to satisfy her diners. She lives in a northern suburb of Athens and has a wonderful patio overlooking a garden.

Looking for a Private Tour?

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

Highlights

  • Learning new recipes and new skills so you can create your own Greek feast back home
  • Seeing where food and the rituals of cooking really fit into Greek culture
  • Enjoying the casual yet warm hospitality of your host’s home
  • Eating what you make – the best part of any cooking class!

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 spanakopita (spinach pie), for instance, a snack that’s as tasty as it is fun to put together, or learn to master ravani, a sweet semolina cake 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
Mon-Fri: 06.00pm, Sat-Sun: 12.00pm
Group size
Up to 8 people

Prices

  • Adults: 65 €
  • Children under 6: Free
  • Children 6-11: 33 €
  • Children 12-18: 65 €

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

  • Your hosts 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. 
  • Please note that this activity will take place only if the minimum number of 4 participants is met so we will confirm your booking 2 days prior to the activity date.
  • Korina 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 Chalandri. 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!

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Awards & Accolades

Testimonials

"The Street Art Tour with Nikos was fantastic! He knows his stuff. I took tons of photos home, presented the same tour to my secondary school students and they loved it! Thanks so much."

Atsakos, Baltimore, USA - TripAdvisor

"Our guide was excellent. He not only took us to try some great food, but showed us parts of Athens that we could not have found ourselves. I would recommend this tour to others."

Paul M

"Amazing cultural insight of the city! Nikos brought us to the places we wouldn't even think to explore in Athens. He's an artist himself, so it was very interesting to listen to his point of view on the artistic level of the murals as well as the stories behind them."

IvanaCM2013