Vegan Cooking Workshop & Wine Tasting – Saturday 6th of July 2019

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Oliveology and Lida Papamatthaiaki

Join Oliveology on Saturday 6th of July for our Vegan Cooking Workshop and Greek Wine Tasting. Oliveology’s very own Lida Papamatthaiaki, will be joining Marianna for a workshop inspired by the Greek lenten diet. Lent is traditionally a time of simple foods, which shares many ideals with modern veganism. The Greek Lenten diet is rich in vegetables, legumes, fruit, olives and olive oil, but also treats, like semolina pudding.

Our resident chef Lida, a trained chef and anthropologist, has prepared a delicious vegan Lenten menu. Her menu is inspired by her Cretan heritage, our star ingredients and the glorious fresh spring produce of Borough Market! During this workshop we will rediscover delicious vegetable stews, add colour and ‘wow’ factor to your pulses and show you how to incorporate super healthy dried fruits and fruit molasses to your daily meals.

At the course, which costs £110.00 for 5 hours, you will learn basic cooking skills, taste ingredients, prepare and cook a seasonal menu, which has been put together by Lida Papamatthaiaki, and participate in every step, from prepping ingredients to cooking and plating. The dishes will be paired with a tasting of unique Greek wines.

Each recipe will use seasonal, mostly organic produce and of course, oliveology products. You will also receive a 10% discount voucher for oliveology and our products.

At the end of the workshop we all sit around the table and share the food we’ve made!

Check the photos & reviews from previous workshops #OliveologyCooks

Sample Menu:

-Chickpeas salad with a tahini-lemon dressing
-Stuffed vine leaves two ways: rice and herbs; lentils and cumin
-Fresh artichoke stew with peas, carrots, and potatoes
-Semolina pudding with almonds and Corinth raisins



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Product Description

Oliveology’s Vegan Cooking Workshop & Wine Tasting

Workshop with Lida Papamatthaiaki

Lida is a trained chef and an anthropologist, focussing on food and the senses. Her experience working with food is diverse. Lida has worked in professional kitchens in Greece and London, consulted artisan food companies, joined food conferences and culinary seminars. She has also been writing and developing recipes for Oliveology for the last five years. In addition she has been volunteering in social kitchens for refugees in Athens. Lida is passionate about tangible and intangible heritage. She participated in an oral history research project documenting food practices in Northern Greece and worked for museums in Greece, developing food-related creative learning programs. She brings in her memories from her place of origin, Crete. Her workshops are inspired by the intersection of food heritage, culture and history.

Menu: Vegan, Seasonal, using Oliveology products and mostly organic produce
Price: £110 per person or £200 for two people (including all the food, drinks & 5 recipes, wine tasting)
Duration: 5 hours

Date: Saturday 6th of July 2019
Time Slots: 10am-3pm
Bookings and waiting list:

Dietary requirements:
All menus are finalised two weeks before the date of the workshop. Please contact us directly with any dietary requirements and we will do our best to accommodate you.
As our workshops are hosted at a shared kitchen space, we cannot guarantee an allergy-free environment.

Cancellation policy:
A minimum of 4 weeks notice is required for cancellation so we can fill your space. You will be given a full refund or we can transfer you to another date. However, no refunds or changes can be made if cancellations are changed in less than four weeks. However, you have the option to give your ticket to a friend or family member.


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