What you'll do
Hands-on home-style cooking class on “Poor People’s Kitchen” of Pelion. Our guests will visit the herb garden and the organic garden of Amanita Guesthouse and collect the ingredients for the dishes we will prepare. We will then enter the kitchen, where our guests will receive a small lecture about the basic principles of the home-style Pelion region gastronomy, which is mainly based on wild and cultivated herbs, greens and vegetables. With our guidance and assistance the participants will prepare two authentic local dishes, among those still cooked in the homes of the region and recorded in Filareto’s cookery book “The culinary curiosity of a hotelier”. While preparing the meal, we will have a glass of tsipouro (the local spirit). After cooking we will all together enjoy our creations with local organic wine, chatting and stories. The dinner includes appetizers, salad, local cheese, home-made bread and two courses cooked by the participants. As a dessert we will serve spoon sweets for which the area is famous. The first and main courses depend on the season and the production of our garden.
- Passionate cooks
Learn traditional recipes and hear personal stories from local hosts.
- Intimate settings
Share a meal in unique spaces, from private farms to secret rooftops.
- Vetted by Airbnb
Every experience is reviewed for authentic culinary traditions.
I was born and raised in the heart of the Thessaly plain. I studied Economics in Athens, worked for years as a marketing executive, but in the end I chose to become a hotelier in Tsagarada, a mushroom hunter, a forager and organic farmer. I like to talk to my plants when I waters them and to hug trees in the forest. I enjoys talking to old women about cooking. I wrote the book 'The culinary curiosity of a hotelier' with 34 stories and 64 recipies, combining past and present, mountain and sea, the vegetable and the herb garden and ending up around a table full of goodies in our courtyard.
The dinner includes appetizers, salad, local cheese, home-made bread and two courses cooked by the participants.
We will serve local organic wine.
Where you'll be
First we will visit the herb and the organic garden of Amanita Guesthouse and collect the ingredients for the dishes we will prepare. Then we will enter Amanita's kitchen, for a small lecture about the basic principles of the home-style Pelion region gastronomy and to prepare two authentic local dishes, among those still cooked in the homes of the region. At the end we will all together enjoy food with local organic wine, chatting and stories.
Things to keep in mind
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Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also…
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This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Hands-on Pelion cooking class
$69 / personNew experience
$69 / person