GREEK COOKING CLASS MELBOURNE DIPS, MAIN & DESSERT | Only Cookery. Greek Cooking Class Melbourne Join this Greek Cooking Classes Melbourne with Kelly from The Hellenic Odyssey, a Greek home cook with a proud heritage, for a Melbourne Greek Cooking Class In Person. We come together to create a generous spread of food and to learn about the Mediterranean diet. Learn how to prepare traditional authentic dishes that you won’t commonly find in a Greek restaurant. Instead, it is food that you would expect to eat in the Greek family kitchen. MEDITERRANEAN DIET The Mediterranean Diet is a dietary pattern modelled on the eating habits of the Cretans in the 1950s. Nowadays, it is the most comprehensively researched diet in the world with evidence showing that it is incredibly beneficial for physical & mental health. The Mediterranean Diet follows 10 basic rules of eating. It not only looks at what we eat but how we eat. It rests on the premise that the very basic act of eating brings people together, it creates a sense of community, it allows for discussion time and it provides enjoyment through the sense of taste. Hence, food forms an important part of the human experience. Food makes us feel, it evokes emotion and memories. SHARING OF FOOD Greek food is not only about sharing food and passing down recipes taught from grandmothers and mothers but it also ensures the recipes are not forgotten. Food also follows deeply seeded traditions that imply that one’s home is a welcoming and hospitable environment open to all. Some of our fondest memories involve food because of the strong sensory relationship we have with it. The flavours and aromas, the textures and the visual appeal of beautifully presented dishes. Linked to the sweetness, the tastiness, the crunch and all that is part of this banquet we call life. We look forward to connecting with you and creating fond culinary memories by transporting you to Greece even if it is just for a moment. SAMPLE MENU GREEK COOKING CLASS MELBOURNE IN PERSON (MENU ITEMS AND DISHES MAY VARY) 3 Greek dips: Amigdalosalata (refreshing almond dip), Patzarosalata (chunky beetroot dip) and Tirokafteri (spicy feta dip) Lahanodolmades – Vegetarian rice filled cabbage rolls Glykokolokithokeftedes – Pumpkin fritters Bougatsa – Filo parcels filled with sweet semolina vanilla custard Drinks included: Greek coffee, Greek mountain tea, Ouzo, or Raki WHAT YOU WILL LEARN Learn about the Mediterranean based diet, its health benefits and the 10 ground rules of the Mediterranean diet How to make traditional Greek food using authentic family recipes WHAT YOU WILL GET A 3-hour in person cooking class Fresh and authentic ingredients supplied by us Hands-on experience and valuable insights into Greek cuisine from a passionate home cook A mouth-watering experience of Mediterranean diet and lifestyle through delicious food Take home recipe book so that you can prepare these dishes yourself A thank-you gift IMPORTANT INFORMATION GREEK COOKING CLASS MELBOURNE IN PERSON Health and safety Our Greek Cooking Classes are not recommended for those with medically diagnosed food allergies. If you have any special dietary requirements, please contact us. We may be able to adjust some of the recipes and food to accommodate your needs. If you are participating in an interactive cooking event, you must wear covered shoes at all times when in the kitchen. Confirmation of booking The booking is confirmed upon receipt of payment in full. Cancellation and refund policy If you cancel a confirmed booking, we are unable to refund your payment. You can transfer the booking to another person or class. Should exceptional or extenuating circumstances arise, we reserve the right to change the booking date or cancel it. In the event of either of these, we will either provide an alternative date or a full refund.