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Learn to make Greek Island Recipes in a private online class!

4.86 (7 Reviews)
Approximately 1.5 hours
English or Greek

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Your host Fotini
Fotini is delighted to teach guests how to make two dishes from the Greek Island - pastitsada, a spicy chicken with spaghetti in a tomato sauce, a traditional recipe from Corfu island. And maidanosalata, a fresh parsley dip, which is a traditional recipe from Syros island. In addition to being a cookbook author, Fotini is an economist, MBA lecturer, writer and independent journalist. She started cooking and experimenting with recipes when she was a university student in Thessaloniki. She loves cooking authentic Greek cuisine from the islands, with Cycladic dishes being her favorite. Fotini has traveled around the world, studying, working and traveling for fun. In addition to her passion for cooking, she also loves reading, gardening and classical music. Fotini loves to host and meet people and is passionate about sharing dishes from continental Greece and the Greek islands with her guests. As Fotini says, meals in Greece are a way to celebrate with guests over great discussion and music. She loves meeting people from all around the world and when she travels she makes it a point to taste the local cuisine. This passion for cooking and traveling has made her a collector and she has over 100 cookbooks in her collection.

  • Learn to make two traditional recipes from the island of Corfu and Syros
  • Please note this host requires a minimum of 2 guests to book
  • Private, one-on-one online instruction with an Athens resident
  • Scheduled mutually at your convenience (host lives in Athens, Greece (GMT+3)
  • Customization available for dietary restrictions or preferences
  • Recipes and ingredients list will be emailed in advance of class
  • Travel from your own home and learn culinary traditions of Greece!
What will you cook together
  • Pastitsada (spicy chicken with spaghetti in a tomato sauce)
  • Maidanosalata (a fresh parsley dip)
See Full Ingredient List
  • 2 big red onions, chopped in small pieces
  • 4 chicken fillets
  • 1 can of tomato sauce and a small can of tomato paste
  • 2 big cloves of garlic, chopped in small pieces
  • 3 laurel leaves
  • 3 cinnamon sticks or a teaspoon of cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon all spice
  • 1 teaspoon hot red pepper
  • 1 glass of red wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 glass of olive oil
  • 1 package of thick spaghetti
  • 2 cups of chopped parsley
  • 1 chopped big onion
  • 2 chopped cloves of garlic
  • 2 tea spoons capers
  • 2 cups of stale bread soaked in water
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice from one lemon
  • 2-3 tablespoons of red vinegar or 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper as per taste


Online Class Reviews
4.86 (7 Reviews)
Peg & Bob 7 August 2020
"We enjoyed the cooking class and especially loved the recipes. They were delicious!! Fotini, and Christo were wonderful! They were very patient and gave easy to follow instructions. Loved being able to learn from and speak with them from across the globe."
Bob 7 August 2020
"It was a great experience and the food was delicious."
Harriet 29 June 2020
"Such a fun class - we had a couple of little technical hitches to start with but after that everything went smoothly! Fotini and her son were lovely and gave very clear instructions that were easy for us to follow. The food was delicious too - it was great to have a taste of Greece since we won't be able to travel there this year."
Heather Patton 1 June 2020
"We have very different eaters at our house, some more adventurous than others. But we finally found common ground: Soutzoukakia. We really enjoyed our class, and we LOVED eating the results! Fotini explained that these Greek meatballs are her husband, Christo's, favorite dinner. And wow, he is right! We had a great time learning to make soutzoukakia, and we also made a delicious eggplant dish, topped with lots of Greek feta. We learned a lot, the ingredients were easy to find, and we are ready to take another class with Fotini in her kitchen!"
Kathy McAree 5 May 2020
"We really enjoyed our class — and the food was absolutely positively delicious! Fotini and her husband, Christo, are lovely. We weren’t always keeping up, but Fotini did not rush us and was generous with her time. I have to admit that when I looked at the meatball and potato dish, it didn’t look that great. I never could have simply made it from the recipe. However, it smelled amazing while cooking and the finished product was really, really good — lovely flavours! And the recipients of the meal loved it, especially the eggplant dish which was a surprise to the two who said they don’t like eggplant. They do now!"
Paula 28 April 2020
"Fontini is a lovely woman with great insights on Greek cuisine. It was really fun cooking alongside her and her husband. The food was incredible! My whole family was speechless."
Sharon Knight 27 April 2020
"Soutzoukakia and eggplant make a phenomenal pairing! With Fontini's guidance, both dishes came out perfectly. I have never had a good experience cooking eggplant before but now feel confident in doing so. My husband and I both enjoyed the class, getting to know Fontini, and sharing stories about Greece. We took our class at 9am PDT which allowed us to enjoy a wonderful outdoor lunch and Fontini dinner in Athens following."
Reserve Now

$30 initial guest
+ $18 each additional screen (min 2, max 9)
2 Guests Minimum to book
  • Submit a request and get connected with your host
  • Pay invoice sent to your email and receive confirmation details and class link
  • Meet your host online at your agreed time for your private cooking lesson!
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours before event