2. Rethymno: Traditional Cretan Cooking Class in a Village
Cretan Cooking Lessons Chrysoula’s Traditional Cretan Cooking Lessons Welcome to Traditional Cretan Cooking Lessons by Chrysoula! Immerse yourself in the rich culinary heritage of Crete as you embark on a gastronomic journey like no other. Chrysoula, a passionate cook and proud native of a charming Cretan village, invites you to her Home, to discover the secrets of traditional Cretan cuisine using fresh products sourced from her family's farm or local farmers. Our lessons take place in my house and the food is baked in an old fashioned wood oven. The menu can also be adapted for our vegetarian friends or those with allergies. Your visit to our house includes a warm welcome with Greek coffee or herbal tea, homemade lemonade, ladokouloura. (Rolls made with olive oil) and loukoumakia (Greek delight) and chatting to get to know each other. the cooking lesson The recipes are cooked using old traditional practices and most of the food is baked in the wood-oven. Starters • dakos (Cretan salad) (rusk with tomato, cheese, olive oil, herbs) • tzatziki (the famous Greek dip) • Greek salad Main dishes • gemista (stuffed vine leaves, zucchini flowers (in season), tomatoes, zucchini, and pepper) • mousaka Dessert • Tyropitakia (traditional pies with homemade cheese, local honey and cinnamon springled) Meal the meal includes the dishes we prepare and some extras: Starters • dakos (Cretan salad) (rusk with tomato, feta cheese, olive oil, herbs) • tzatziki (the famous Greek dip) • Greek salad Main dishes • gemista (stuffed vine leaves, zucchini flowers (in season), tomatoes, zucchini, and pepper) • mousaka Dessert • Tyropitakia or loukoumades • homemade ice cream • traditional spoon sweet • seasonal fruit Included: local wine and raki. • Please let us know about any special requests (food allergy, vegan etc.) Hosting you at Chrysoula's cooking lessons would be an honor, and the team would go above and beyond to ensure your comfort and satisfaction. From the warm smiles to the genuine connections forged during the experience, you will feel like part of the extended Cretan family, creating lasting memories and forging a deep appreciation for the traditions and flavors of this remarkable island.