Mariana

Hosted by Mariana

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5.0/5(9)
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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).

What to expect at Mariana's place

Alexander
Alexander 🇩🇪2 reviews
August 2021
4.8/5
atmosphere: 4
food: 5
value for money: 5
cleanliness: 5
Very interesting walk with many historical insights! Also many food samples to take away after the walk - everything delicious! Thank you!
About the experience Bites of Chania by Mariana

Jennifer
Jennifer 🇨🇦1 review
June 2019
5/5
atmosphere: 5
food: 5
value for money: 5
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!
About the experience Ancient Greek Dinner by Mariana

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Katherine 🇺🇸1 review
June 2019
5/5
atmosphere: 5
food: 5
value for money: 5
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!!
About the experience Pie Class in a 300 year old olive grove by Mariana

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Thale 🇳🇴1 review
October 2018
5/5
atmosphere: 5
food: 5
value for money: 5
Fantastic! The food was delicios, and Mariana was an excellent hostess. We learnt a lot about ancient greek food and more.
About the experience Ancient Greek Dinner by Mariana