Greek Islands Cooking Workshop – Saturday 1st June 2019

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Oliveology and Lida Papamatthaiaki

Join Oliveology and Lida Papamatthaiaki on Saturday 1st of June for our Summer Vegetarian Cooking Workshop and Wine Tasting.

June’s cooking workshop is honouring the Great Greek Summer! Greek summer is so much more than a season; it’s a state of mind. The abundance of fresh produce, the vibrant colours and flavours, eating al fresco! Going to food markets during this time of the year makes you blissfully happy -and fills you with dilemmas: strawberries or peaches, aubergines or artichokes?

Join our summer cooking workshop and let us take you to a glorious Greek island hopping. Cheeses from Naxos, rusks from Crete, wines from Tinos, mastiha from Chios and many more! Lida, our resident chef and anthropologist–an island girl herself- will share some of her secrets to enjoy a flavourful summer.

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

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.

Sample menu:

– Dakos salad (the classic, and seasonal variations)
– Feta saganaki with mastiha & Aegina pistachios
– Imam baildi
– Ladenia from Kimolos island (the guests can personalise their own)
– Fava with caramelised onions
– Aubergine dip with tahini
– Yogurt dessert with summer fruit

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

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Product Description

Oliveology’s Summer Vegetarian Cooking Workshop

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

Date: Saturday 1st of June 2019
Time Slots: 10am-3pm
Location: In our Railway Arch at Spa Terminus

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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