Authentic Corfu Private Cooking Class
The Corfu Cooking class is the perfect gastronomic experience to indulge your senses and dive deep into the culture of Corfu. The gastronomic tradition of Corfu is lost during the passage of the centuries. When Corfu was under Venetian control the Venetians influenced all areas of the daily life of the Corfiot and of course their eating habits, since why the Venetians brought new products, which the Corfiot “adopted” and created with them new recipes, which were adapted to the local gastronomic traditions. This kind of intricate mix created the famous Corfiot gastronomy, which is based on the Mediterranean diet including pure virgin olive oil and unique quality local products produced on the is-land as enriched with spices, many herbs but mainly with the love of Corfiot for food and cooking.
During our tour we will also visit beautiful villages, that boast colorful stone houses, built very close to each other, mainly due to the residents’ fear of pirate attacks in the past. Therefore, most of the houses have been built at locations that are not visible from the sea. The inhabitants have not been affected by mass tourism, they have adopted an authentic and natural way of life, with much adherence to peace: a life free from the stressful moments that someone can experience in the life of the city. We will discover hidden gems of every village, talk with locals, and learn about their everyday life, daily habits, and traditions.
Cooking with friends according to the Corfiot tradition is a ritual, joy, celebration and requires the participation of all. The locals cook without any haste, as their food is simmered in the pot, scattering spicy smells all around.
However, during the cooking, they sing, they chat, joke and drink ouzo or pure homemade wine. At a properCorfiot meal the variety of food is always rich and includes many different recipes, an indication of the willingness of the people of Corfu to please their guests. Gastronomy is widely known on the island of Corfu and constitutes a unique experience itself, if it is based on fresh products, authentic recipes, and much love. We are going to experience the whole process of cooking together, from first to last, take part in it and understand the culture and the history behind the authentic Corfiot recipes, passed down over many generations.
The lunch will be the most delicious and enjoyable in our lifetime for three reasons: it was prepared with Corfiot, virgin oil and fresh products picked from Corfiot gardens and cooked with much love, appreciation, and smile in the refreshing and rejuvenating countryside of Corfu.
Highlights: Kneaded bread and bruschetta with olive oil, oregano, and thyme; selection of cold cuts and cheese with dried figs; tzatziki sauce with olive oil and fresh olive oil; Greek handmade pies; fried eggplants, zucchinis, and bell peppers; Corfiot fried pork meat with spices; Greek and Corfiot salad; Koukouras “pastitsada”.; dumplings with honey, cinnamon, and walnuts; yogurt with Greek “spoon sweets” (kumquat, sour cherry, fig, and quince); fresh fruits; Corfiot wine or beer.
Includes: full lunch, local food expert, hotel pick-up and drop-off by luxury bus, Wi-Fi, a experienced tour guide , snacks, drinks, all expenses for the culinary experience. The price indicated per group up to 4 persons. Each additional person is charged : adult - 220 Eur, child (4-12) 110 Eur.