Founded by food historian - experimental archaeologist Mariana Kavroulaki in 2000, Greek Culinary History and Cooking Adventures explores the evolution of Greek cuisine throughout the centuries and the relationship between food and art as participatory performance with socio-historical focus.
GCH&CA projects not only encourage people to rethink historical dining through period cooking lessons, food walking tours, multi-sensory history-themed dinners and interactive lectures but also use food as symbol, metaphor and allegory creating moments of wonder and deep emotions.
The cooking lessons take place outdoors in a 300year old Venetian olive grove, 5km from the city of Chania.
This class is for those who want to explore the history of cheese and bread making and learn how to re-create Greek historical recipes and methods from 5th century BC to early Ottoman years.
The course takes place in a 300 year old olive grove, 5 km from the city of Chania.
It may be available on request - when time permits.
A brief introduction to food, cooking methods and trade r...
Mariana is an extremely knowledgeable food historian. Her classes are fascinating and I would recommend travelling to Crete purely to meet her if you're interested in the history of Greek cuisine. We got to sit under her olive trees and enjoyed our prepared food.
We had a nice time. It was most likely a private class because it was only two of us. We had a great time talking and eating in a beautifull garden with olive trees. It was a journey into history of greek vegeterian cooking. I especially liked the historic cooking methods. Take this course when you are interested in greek cooking and its history and eating under olive trees with good company.
I’m fascinated with Greek culinary. I took class and really enjoyed the entire process, from mixing historically-appropriate ingredients and cooking over an open fire to using replicas of historic equipment and tools. Mariana is extremely generous with her knowledge and responded to every question in such a warm and nuturing way
Another unique way to know more about Greek food culture! I got to explore the evolution of ancient Greek cuisine through tales, history, trade, demonstration and hands-on cooking lesson. Mariana is our cooking host and she is very knowledgable. Highly recommend!