$132 Price per guest

Food Odyssey, A Historical Culinary Tour

Hosted by Mariana

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The experience in a nutshell

Type of the event

Food walk, Greek

Number of guests

1 to 8

Time of the event

10:00 AM (4 hours)

The host speaks

English, Greek

Hosted by Mariana

Verified host
I am an experimental food archaeologist-food historian, who recreates Greek historical recipes using ancient or modern techniques for spectacular food events. In 2009 I founded 'Greek Culinary History & Cooking Adventures' to create interactive, edible experiences that bring historical Greek gastronomy to life through synesthesia (union of the senses) as well as explore the relationship between art and food. My work takes many forms, including pop-up dinners, experiments, lectures, historic cooking courses, edible installations, and food walking tours. On the walking tours, we do not only eat, we also explore the tales behind the foods and the preparation of each food item. I am the author of a Gourmand award-winning cookbook, The Language of Taste, which is a dictionary (in Gr.) of the history and culture of Greek food and the founder and organizer of the biennial Symposia of Greek Gastronomy (conference).
Languages: English, Greek

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What to expect

JenniferJune 2019
We immensely enjoyed our evening with Mariana. The atmosphere of dining in an olive grove was a truly unique experience. Not only was the food delicious but Mariana is extremely knowledgeable about the culture and history surrounding the meal that she had planned. Mariana is a fascinating dinner host that we enjoyed very much getting know and learning from while dining on traditional Ancient Greek food. Great way to learn more about a city that you are visiting, highly recommend!
KatherineJune 2019
This was an amazing experience. Marianna was a wonderful hostess and shared with us many many traditional Cretan recipes that we cooked in an outdoor oven. Her wealth of knowledge about ancient Cretan cooking only added to this incredible four hour class. We left with lots of food and wonderful memories of our time with Mariana. If you love to cook and eat-You do not want to miss this while you are in Crete!!
ThaleOctober 2018
Fantastic! The food was delicios, and Mariana was an excellent hostess. We learnt a lot about ancient greek food and more.
LauraAugust 2018
We had a great time at Mariana’s place. She prepared some amazing food for us, and highlighted the cuisine that was typical of ancient Crete. As Mariana explained, the ambiguity of ancient Cretan food is due to the many occupants of Crete over the past centuries, however, with knowledgeable people such as Mariana, we know what this food was; and even better for us, can enjoy it today. Highly recommend Mariana. Thanks again, Laura and friends. Xx

The place & Amenities
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Family friendly- Kids are welcome
Pets in the house
Street parking
Nearby public transport
WiFi Available