If one wants to embrace the culture of an area, spend time with the locals. Go on step further and visit their home and cook in their kitchen. Cretan Miracle Diet & Cuisine offers such an experience. Eleni and Giannis host this fabulous event due, in part, due to Greece's economic downturn. Both out of work, they decide to blend two ingredients together; the art of cooking and passion to preserve history and create a wonderful, memorable evening Cretan style.
We picked up a leaflet from our resort and decided to take a cooking class. Under Eleni's watchful eye, we turned wheat flour into dough to create cheese pies, pasta for soup (boiled and fried) and pasta tortellinis to accompany Rooster au Vin. Side dishes included tzatziki, cabbage salad, and a bean dish. Extras included olives and honey too! All the ingredients are from Crete and the recipes handed down from our host and hostess' families. Plenty of homemade wine made especially by Giannis.
The price is $60 euro per person and well worth it! Giannis was kind enough to offer us a ride up and back for a slight charge.
Thank you for entertaining us Minoan Style. We loved it!