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Artisan Baking in a Greek Village

baking class

Artisan Baking in a Greek Village

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Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Greek
baking class

Artisan Baking in a Greek Village

baking class

Artisan Baking in a Greek Village

COVID-19 update. Visit the Help Centre to read our guidelines for protecting the health & safety of hosts and guests on Airbnb Experiences.
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Greek

What you'll do

As you step into our warm, aromatic bakery, we will greet you with an apron and a homemade treat of your choice. Then the lessons begin! Depending on the day and time, you will have the opportunity to learn personal recipes and master techniques for a wide variety of our handmade baked goods, from our renowned sourdough bread created with my own starter to traditional Greek cookies and pitas. I will take you through the baking process from the very beginning - choosing the right, high quality ingredients - all the way through to tasting the finished products. You will learn why certain ingredients are added at specific times, how water and air temperature affect the outcome, why we make certain breads or cookies for specific Greek holidays and traditions, and why I LOVE baking and nurturing my village. Zitsa truly is a magical place and while we work we can share stories about our different cultures, and life in the village in general (there is a lot to learn about this place and we are more than happy to tell you what makes Zitsa so special and why there is nowhere else we'd rather be!). We can give you some basic Greek lessons as well if you want! And of course when we finish, we get to share in eating what we've made. Often while we are baking, my mom is alongside us, cooking up some wonderful Greek dishes - if we have time, and she has made enough, we can share the meal.

Your host

Learn more about Kostas

Kostas

My deep passion for baking is perhaps only surpassed by my love of sharing - sharing baking knowledge, culture, my village, and perhaps best of all, sharing food. My wife Anna & I have hosted over 1,000 people in our home, and always the best times are around the kitchen & baking tables. My father opened the bakery the day after the old village baker closed. He knew the village needed a bakery and he wanted to set something up for his oldest son for the future. My family already had our sheep farm and vineyard. I started working in the bakery 27 years ago, at first just in the mornings before school. I didn't love it, but over time, I saw how the bakery is the heart of the village - I came to love being able to provide such an important staple to my community. Slowly it became my deep passion and now my art. Every day I create anew!

What's included

Food
While we work, you are free to snack on anything in the bakery - fresh bread, cookies, cheesy pretzels, etc. We also have…
Drinks
Equipment
You may write down any recipes you want. We will also give each person a Zitsa postcard and bookmark as a souvenir.

Where you'll be

We'll be at the Bakery of the Village. The exact translation of the Greek, Ο Φούρνος του Χωριού, is "The Oven of the Village." And the bakery really is the village's oven. At various times during the year, villagers will bring large trays of food or dough to cook in our big ovens as their home ovens are too small. Also, my mother & I often cater large events such as baptisms and memorials. And the bakery is a social meeting point, which we love.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 4 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Clothes you don't mind getting a little dirty and full of flour!

More tips

If there is a specific thing you want to make, contact us as soon as you book your class so we can figure out what day and time is best for you to come. Also the start time is NOT SET - we had to set a time on the website but we can arrange by phone what is best depending on what you want to make.

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Kostas
Artisan Baking in a Greek Village
New experience
From £28/person
New experience
From £28/person