Greek cuisine is well-known for the great taste, the variety and mostly for the great benefits for the human body. It’s regarded as one of the healthiest in the world. Olive oil is the basic element of Greek cuisine as it gives a distinctive taste at food and protects from chronical diseases. Greek cuisine includes mostly fresh fish, seasonal fruits and vegetables, yogurt, grains, herbs and spices, nuts, honey, ‘Feta’ cheese, wine, meat as goat and sheep.
This country is blessed. The fertile soil, the clear water, the mild climate, the sunny weather, the growth of organic farming has offered a variety of tasteful healthy products. Many people from abroad have started learning how to cook Greek recipes in their everyday life, using Greek products.
In Greece, several gastronomy seminars are held on islands and the mainland. Crete, Myconos, Santorini, Naxos, Mani, Sifnos are some of the locations of gastronomy seminars. The goal of these seminars is to pass over the knowledge, the secrets of Mediterranean cuisine, and Greece’s culture. Apprentice can share their passion with other people and have a lot of fun while cooking. They can have a wine or an olive tasting and enjoy a tasteful authentic Greek dinner. The seminars are held at several places like an olive farm or olive press, at a traditional farm, at a cave house, at a winery, at a traditional village depending on the region. At every seminar fresh products, herbs and spices are used for cooking. We must not forget the use of special products that you can find only in Greece like mastic and crocus.
Greek cuisine through ages has absorbed many influences, especially from Middle Eastern, Italian and Ottoman cuisine. The cuisine is not the same throughout Greece. Due to the climate, the influences of every area, there are regional cuisines throughout Greece like Macedonian, Cycladic, Epirotic, Mikrasiatiki, Cypriot, Pontiaki, Eptanisiaki, Peloponnesian, and Cretan. Each gastronomy seminar deals with one regional cuisine but there are references to other cuisines, too.
Greek cuisine includes many vegetarian dishes as ‘arakas’, ‘fasolakia’, ‘gemista’, ‘bamies’, ‘gigantes plaki’, many different kind of soups like ‘yiouvarlakia’, ‘fakes’, ‘fasolada’, pies like ‘tyropita’, ‘spanakopita’, many kinds of salad and spreads like ‘tzatziki’, ‘taramosalata’, ‘patatosalata’, ‘fava’, special traditional foods like ‘mousakas’, ‘dolmadakia’, ‘tzatziki’, trahanas’, ‘hilopites’, ‘gyros’, ‘souvlaki’ many seafood dishes like ‘octopus’, and deserts like ‘baklavas’, ‘kantaifi’, ‘tsoureki’, ‘halva’, ‘melomakarona’ and ‘kourabiedes’.It’s your turn to make one of these!
If you are a food lover and Greece is your holiday destination, then combine your holidays with gastronomy seminars. You can relax to the beach, see the monuments, enjoy the sea and sun and also have amazing cooking experience, a journey of tastes that will be unforgettable. Cook like a local and enjoy the experience of cooking! Impress your family and friends, offer them traditional Greek Dishes and wish them ‘KALI OREKSI’–enjoy your meal!!!