Greek cuisine, which you will explore during cooking vacations in Greece and in particular during your Greek cooking courses, is an example of the healthy Mediterranean diet, featuring fresh ingredients such as fish, olives (including olive oil), fruits and vegetables. You will explore and taste traditional dishes of Greek cuisine during your cooking lessons and the culture and natural beauty of this gorgeous country.
The Mediterranean diet is a modern nutritional recommendation inspired by the traditional dietary patterns of southern Italy, Crete and much of the rest of Greece in the 1960s.
The principal aspects of this diet include high olive oil consumption, high consumption of legumes, high consumption of unrefined cereals, high consumption of fruits, high consumption of vegetables, moderate consumption of dairy products (mostly as cheese and yogurt), moderate to high consumption of fish, low consumption of meat and meat products, and moderate wine consumption. Olive oil is particularly characteristic of the Mediterranean diet.
Ancient Cretan Diet
Excavations at Azoria, Crete, reveal a 3,000-year-old diet and its surprising connection to early Greek city life. Research undertaken by archaeologist Donald C. Haggis of the University of North Carolina.
- Greek Cooking Classes on Ikaria island – with Greek food guru Diane Kochilas
- Greek cooking Odyssey in Poros Island, Argo Saronic Region
- Greek cooking vacations in Askeli, Poros
- One-day Ancient Athenian Cooking Lesson
- Cook in Crete
- Cooking Lessons in Skopelos island
- Greek Cooking Course in Sifnos island
- Cooking Classes in Athens and Mykonos
- Crete’s Culinary Sanctuaries
- Organized tours: Classical Greece and Vegetarian / Vegan lifestyle