Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Greek Cooking Class

The single most important thing I learned last night....

Making homemade pasta is really not hard.


Do you know what the ingredients are?

Flour, salt, eggs, milk and butter.

Um, yeah. That is it.

I am definitely going to start making my own pasta and a pasta maker is now on the list of things I want. NOW.

Our instructor used recipes found on the Ultimate Guide to Greek Food site. So what did we make?

Kolokythokeftedes aka Zucchini Fritters
Riganatha. Basically the Greek version of Bruschetta
Makaronia me Bouturo. Greek spaghetti in Brown Butter
Kotopoulo Founou. Roasted Lemon Garlic Chicken with potatoes
Karythopita. Walnut Cake

The food...in a word...to die for!

Okay, maybe that was 3 words.

Seriously the food was great. Something I would eat all the time. I'm not even a fan of lemon flavors and I loved the chicken.

We made several substitutions to the recipes. For instance, we used dried ingredients instead of fresh. We broiled the chicken instead of roasting. But the flavor? Ah-maz-ing.

I even loved the Walnut Cake and I am not a dessert person. Thankfully I didn't eat before class so I was able to enjoy our meal at the conclusion and even had leftovers to enjoy later in the week.

Very glad this was on the 29 Before 30 list.


  1. Yum. Now I am hungry. I LOVE greek food. really want to visit Santorini one day. It's on the list!

  2. Wow, that sounds like so much fun. I really enjoy cooking, but the idea of taking a class for a certain type of cuisine is a great one. I may have to copy you on this, and I love lemon so that lemon chicken sounds just awesome!

  3. P.S. Santorini is totally on my bucket list too!

  4. I think you need to throw a blogger dinner party. Yum!

  5. I LOVE homemade pasta. But I have to disagree on ease to make. When I tried, I struggled a lot with it but I'm open to trying again!

  6. I'm going to have to try some of those recipes. I'm glad you had fun!