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Learn to Cook in a Local Home: A Taste of the Greek Islands in Athens

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  • Learn valuable skills that you can take home with you

  • Learning to cook in a local home means a more authentic experience

  • No getting hungry—you’ll eat whatever you cook in the lesson

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Learn to Cook in a Local Home: A Taste of the Greek Islands in Athens
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Private cooking lesson followed by lunch
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Private cooking lesson followed by dinner
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Overview

Get a taste of the Greek Islands while in Athens on this fabulous home cooking experience. By cooking in a local home, you’ll get a more authentic experience. As it’s a private lesson, you’ll be able to ask questions along the way, and have a more personalized experience. You’ll learn to make a range of dishes, such as Greek pizza, oven-cooked chickpeas, or veal casserole. After cooking, you’ll sit back, relax, and enjoy the food you’ve prepared.

What to Expect
Fotini lives with her husband and their beloved dog in an antique and plant-filled apartment in southern Athens. Fotini's husband, originally from the beautiful island of Corfu, is also a skilled cook and together they will welcome you into their home. While you sip a welcome drink, Fotini will tell you about Greek cuisine, considered one of the healthiest diets in the world owing to heavy use of fresh vegetables, Greek olive oil and cheeses, as well as the regional differences that flavor each island's culinary character.

Next you'll head to the kitchen to start cooking. Fotini will teach you to prepare authentic home-style dishes that are typical of the islands. You can expect your hands-on cooking lesson to last one to two hours. You will learn a variety of dishes, such as tomato keftedes (tomato balls, a traditional recipe from Santorini), fava (unlike Western "fava beans", "fava" in Greece refers to a delicious yellow split pea puree, a traditional dish from Santorini), froutalia (a traditional omelette from Tinos island), ladenia (Greek pizza, a traditional dish from Kimolos island), revithada (chickpeas cooked in the oven, a traditional dish from Sifnos island) or sofrito (veal casserole with spices, a traditional dish from Corfu island).

Once your cooking is complete you will gather at the dining table to taste the fruits of your labor and enjoy a shared meal with your hosts.

Please note, this experience is not a professional cooking class, rather it is meant to be a visit into an authentic, local home to meet a local family and share the culture and cuisine together.
Reviews (9)
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Reviewed October 23, 2018
Amazing experience with Fontini - highlight of Athens visit!!!!!

My afternoon and lunch with Fontini was a true highlight of my time in Athens. From the moment I walked into her apartment, I felt right at home. Actually reminded me of my favorite aunt who lives in Florence and is one of the best...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Bess G
Reviewed June 1, 2018
Traveling Spoon experience with Fontini - an absolute must!

I am Greek-American, and last night I enjoyed not only the best meal I've had since I arrived in Greece a month ago, but also I had the pleasure of spending the evening with the warm, welcoming and multi-talented Fontini. Fontini greeted me with an...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank GreekTraveler62018
Reviewed April 7, 2018
Wonderful and heart-warming experience

I arrived Fotini's house earlier but Fotini warmly welcomed me who was an only attendee on the evening with home-made organic wine and handmade menu card. She was wonderful host and shared 5 authentic Greek dishes which were all delicious and home-style cooking! After we...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank 直子 柏
Reviewed December 26, 2017
Relaxed enjoyable lunch and great conversation

Our family (two adults and a 15-year old) had a great time cooking and eating with Fotini. She picked us up from our hotel and took us to her apartment where we prepared a variety of tasty dishes, several of which we now plan to...More

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank ArthurL1284
Reviewed December 4, 2017
Wonderful experience & a new friend

It was easy to get to Fotini's apartment from our hotel in the city center using the metro and the tram. We arrived a little early for our lunch appointment and it wasn't a problem at all. Fotini invited us into her home and offered...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank Tazbeaux
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