Greek Island Cooking
The cuisine of the greek islands is renowned for simple, locally produced food, with lots of freshly gathered herbs. Greek food is perfect for parties as it's simple to make, can be prepared in advance and is often as good hot or cold.
We start with a laden table of Greek traditional ingredients. Feta and halloumi cheeses, filo pastry, vine leaves, chickpeas, almonds and hazelnuts, sesame seeds, pinenuts, grassy olive oil, aubergines, tomatoes, peppers, lemons and bunches of sweet smelling herbs, oregano, mint and parsley.
We will make dishes such as chunky hummus to go with freshly baked pitta, dolmades filled with herby garlic rice, saffron and cheese tiropetes, Greek country beans, stuffed aubergines with yoghurt and almond sauce, courgette filo pie, Greek salads as well as apricot and hazelnut baklava dripping in honey. We will finish with a mezze style lunch with organic Greek wine.
For each course we choose the recipes that fit the season, depending on time of year and the availability and seasonality of produce. You will receive a pack of all of the recipes we have made during the day so that you can recreate them at home.