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Greek Food Cooking Class And The Mediterranean Diet

June 22 @ 08:45 - 13:30 AEST

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Greek Food Cooking Class with Kelly Michelakis from The Hellenic Odyssey at Cooking on the Bay Cooking School, St Kilda.

Kelly is a passionate Greek home cook with a proud heritage; she will guide you to through the Mediterranean diet, its origins and its benefits.

Kelly has designed a lovely menu highlighting her Cretan Greek food.  She has an engaging personality and is filled with passion for sharing her love of Greek food, her country, its history and traditions.  She will also present a special extra virgin olive oil tasting and has a few special treats for you to take home.

Come and join us at Cooking on the Bay on Saturday 22nd June for a Journey through the Island of Crete and the Mediterranean diet. The class will follow our usual format, starting at 8.45am and finishing around 3.30pm, with possibly some Greek Zorba dancing as a finale!

Places are limited, so book now!

To Book: please email tonya@cookingonthebay.com.au or call me now 0412 838 323.

In this cooking class you will learn how to prepare traditional authentic dishes including Batzarosalata (beetroot dip), Fava (yellow split pea dip), Kalitsounia (cheese pies) made using handmade fillo, Cretan Dakos (barley rusks), Pastitsio (pasta dish), Melomakarona (walnut biscuits) and Greek Yoghurt dessert.

The Mediterranean Diet is actually a dietary pattern modelled on the eating habits of the Cretans in the 1950s and it is regarded as beneficial for physical and mental health.

The Mediterranean Diet follows 10 basic rules of eating. It looks at what we eat and 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 and hence it forms an important part of the human experience. Food makes us feel, it evokes emotion and memories.

In this class Kelly will show you the key elements of the diet which looks into how we eat. As the Mediterranean diet places a lot of focus on the role of food within the home environment, we will prepare all the meals together and sit down on the table to enjoy eating together.

Greek food is about sharing food and passing down recipes. It follows deeply seeded traditions that imply that one’s home is a welcoming and hospitable environment which is open to all.

What you will learn:

Learn about the Mediterranean based diet and its health benefits

Learn about the 10 ground rules of the Mediterranean diet

Learn to make traditional Greek food using authentic family recipes

What you will get:

Cooking lesson with authentic recipes and a recipe booklet to take home with you

Consume all the food that has been prepared

Be guided by a Greek host demonstrating the recipes

Gain hands on cooking experience

A few special treats during class and some to take home

To Book: please email tonya@cookingonthebay.com.au or call 0412 838 323


June 22
08:45 - 13:30
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The Hellenic Odyssey
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Cooking on the Bay
45 Marine Parade
St. Kilda, Victoria 3182 Australia
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