A brief introduction to food, cooking methods and trade routes of Classical Greece will be followed by a dipping back into its cuisine.
Using Athenaeus’ «Deipnosophistai» * and archaeological research data as inspiration, the class will enjoy learning how to reproduce ancient Greek recipes both in modern kitchens and according to experimental archaeology.
It will focus on popular food profiles of the time using techniques, herbs and spices that are almost forgotten nowadays.
Bread baked in a replica of an ancient Greek portable oven and thrymatis, a kind of cake which when broken open reveals a small roasted bird, are only two of the delicious recipes that allow us a glimpse into the ancient Greek world.
After the cooking the team will eat what it has been prepared.
*''Deipnosophistai" is a compilation of hundreds of ancient Greek works on food, drink, manners and customs.