Step Back in Time and Cook Like an Ancient Cretan | Crete

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Step back in time and experience the thrill of being an ancient Cretan cook! In this unique culinary adventure, you will learn how to cook like the Minoans did 3,000-5,000 years ago.
You will start your day with a walking tour of the old town of Ierapetra, where you will learn about the history and culture of this ancient city. After the tour, you will shop for ingredients in the local market, where you will find fresh, seasonal produce that would have been used by the Minoans.
Then, you will head to a traditional Minoan kitchen, where you will cook in ceramic pots over an open hearth. You will learn about the different techniques used by the Minoans to cook their food, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions about their culture and cuisine.
You will cook a variety of Minoan dishes, including stews, soups, breads, and desserts. The exact dishes that you will cook will vary depending on the season and the availability of ingredients.
You will also learn about the importance of food in Minoan culture. Food was seen as a gift from the gods, and it was an important part of religious ceremonies and festivals.
By the end of the day, you will have a newfound appreciation for Minoan cuisine and culture. You will also have the skills to cook like an ancient Cretan cook!
Here are some of the things you will learn:
How to identify and select fresh, seasonal ingredients
How to prepare Minoan dishes using traditional techniques
The importance of food in Minoan culture
The different types of ceramic pots used by the Minoans
How to cook over an open hearth
Here are some of the things you will do:
Visit the old town of Ierapetra
Shop for ingredients in the local market
Cook in a traditional Minoan kitchen
Learn about Minoan cuisine and culture
Enjoy a delicious meal of Minoan-inspired dishes
This experience is perfect for:
People who are interested in ancient history
People who love to cook
People who want to learn about a different culture
People who are looking for a unique and memorable experience

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