Cook Mediterranean and Greek Cuisine at Home

Learn to how cook healthy and delicious Mediterranean meals



2 hours Class size 4 to 25     label $55

Join Kelly from The Hellenic Odyssey, a Greek home cook with a proud heritage, for a Greek cooking class online, as we come together to create a generous spread of food and to learn about the Mediterranean diet, its origins and its benefits.

In this beginner-friendly class, you will 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 kitchen of a Greek family home.

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 and mental health.

You will 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.

On the menu:
  • Fasolakia - Green beans in a tomato-based sauce with lemon and dill, and topped with feta.
  • Keftedes – Beef mince patties.
  • Kolokitho-keftedes - Zucchini and feta fritters.
  • Tzatziki – Yoghurt, cucumber and dill dip.
  • Dessert - Amigdalota (Greek almond macarons).

You will get:
  • A fun online cooking lesson with authentic recipes and a Greek host guiding and demonstrating the recipes.
  • A recipe card and preparation instructions will be emailed to you 3-4 days prior to the class.
  • How to prepare for the class to get the most out of the live online class. A list of equipment you will need.

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 are linked to the sweetness, the tastiness, the crunch and all that is part of this banquet we call life.

At the end of the fun and relaxing class, you will have a meal ready for you and your family to enjoy.

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!

Please note:
  • If you prefer not to cook along and simply watch the demonstration you can also do that.
  • The class will not be recorded.
  • This class requires at least 4 students to run. In the unlikely event that we don't get this number of students, we'll cancel the class and fully refund you and inform you prior to the session


Knowledge required
All levels are welcome.
 
What to bring
Please prepare the ingredients and equipment prior to the class (this will be emailed to you 3-4 days before the class). The cost of the ingredients is around $20 to $30 (if you don't already have some of the basics at home) and is readily available at most supermarkets. These ingredients generally feed three to four people.

Don't forget to bring your appetite!
 
Suitable for

This Live streaming class is a great indoor activity idea for virtual team building activities at home.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 14 years old). An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

This would also be a nice gift for her or gift for mum.

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The Hellenic Odyssey
The Hellenic Odyssey

4.9 (15)
10k

The Hellenic Odyssey Cooking Classes & Food Tours - Awaken Your Senses
“A project created from the heart, driven by a passion for food and inspired by a love for travel”

At The Hellenic Odyssey we want to share our authentic family recipes and traditional cooking methods and provide you with:

• a valuable and entertaining experience while learning to cook a new cuisine
• the ability and confidence to improve on your kitchen skills and cooking techniques
• insights into the cultural heritage, values and traditions surrounding the recipes
• a taste of Greece through the flavours and aromas of Greek food that leaves you wanting to explore more of Greece

The Hellenic Odyssey is not just another cooking school. We are all about the heart and soul of Greek food and the people and stories that make it what it is.

Our focus is to share our recipes so that they are kept alive throughout the generations but also to preserve the essence and authenticity of Greek food and cooking.

We want to teach you about that the simple flavours of Greek food that makes it so delicious.

We offer a variety of classes every week, both online and in person for individuals, groups, teams and corporates and for special occasions and celebrations.


Greek way of life
For Greeks, food is about the cultivation, harvest and preparation of food that is as close to nature as possible. Every single day, Greek families will come home from work and sit down at the table for a shared home cooked meal before an afternoon siesta and then back to work for the afternoon shift.

Class Structure
Based on the Greek way of living, we too will prepare, cook and eat together as a group, in a relaxed informal cooking class or demonstration where you can choose your level of participation. You can sit back and just enjoy food being prepared for you that is freshly cooked right before your eyes or you can roll up your sleeves, put on an apron and take part in helping to prepare the dishes.

Classes are an intimate gathering to provide the opportunity to ask questions, to learn and to enjoy the company and the food in a relaxed and informal setting. The recipes are simple, quick and easy but truly delicious.

In our classes you will learn how to select the ingredients that will provide you with the most authentic Greek flavours so you can replicate this type of cooking in your own kitchen. The aromas will have you feeling like you are in strolling along a cobble stoned laneway passing by a taverna on one of the beautiful idyllic Greek islands.

Location
You will be welcomed into a Greek family home set with olive trees and mandarin trees out the front and a fig tree, orange, lemon tree and vine out the back.

Host Bio:
I’m Kelly, a passionate home cook with Cretan heritage, I host culinary travel tours to Crete and conduct Greek cooking classes and walking food tours in Melbourne.

I help people to learn how to cook delicious and nutritious food, in a fun and interactive environment, so they can gain the kitchen skills needed to become confident cooks.

Always ambitious and a dreamer that believes all things are possible with enough time, effort and a little luck from the universe. Lover of desserts. Could talk about food and travel all day. Ideal place of residence would be any Greek Island, sipping on a frappe by the beach, eating fresh fruit and yoghurt from now until the rest of my life.

I look forward to welcoming you into my home and learning about your food journey while I share a my insights into Greek cuisine and the Greek way of life.

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Jamal Nobandi Sep 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Kelly was a wonderful host - she was patient and informative! We learnt many new skills and the food was fresh and delicious! Would highly recommend to anyone that is new to cooking Greek cuisine.
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