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LEARN TO MAKE MOUSSAKA

ONLINE COOKING CLASS

Learn to make Moussaka in a private online class!

Approximately 1.5 hours
English or Greek
HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Learn to make Greek moussaka, a layered casserole of eggplants, potatoes and spiced meat sauce
  • 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!
  • You will need one large Pyrex glass baking dish (or casserole dish)
WHAT WILL YOU COOK TOGETHER:
  • Moussaka, a traditional Greek eggplant and potato casserole in a spiced meat sauce topped with bechamel
INGREDIENTS:
  • 4 medium baking potatoes like russet, sliced into thin 1/4" rounds
  • 2 big eggplants, sliced into thin 1/4" rounds
  • 3 cups Greek olive oil
  • 1 lb (.5 kg) ground beef
  • 1-2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 can (14 oz) tomato sauce
  • 2 yellow onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 5 cloves
  • 1/2 tsp hot paprika powder
  • 1/2 cup gruyere cheese, grated (optional)
  • 8 tbsp flour
  • 1 stick (250 g) butter (Fotini's family uses more for a richer flavor)
  • 4 cups (1 l) milk, room temperature or warm
  • 1 tsp nutmeg (or to taste)
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 2-3 egg yolks, beaten
About your host
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Fotini, Greece
Fotini is delighted to teach guests how to make moussaka, one of the most popular Greek dishes and the epitome of Greek comfort food. 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.
$25 initial guest
+ $15 each additional screen (min 2, max 9)
2 Guests Minimum to book
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HOW IT WORKS
  • 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