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    Shared Τraditional Cooking Lesson in the Village of Gallini (Naxos)

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    Highlights

    • Visit the farm and collect fresh produce
    • Enjoy a hands-on cooking lesson
    • Learn traditional recipes of Naxos with a local chef
    • Visit a family farm estate for a unique tasting of Naxian products

    Description

    Taste the Mediterranean flavors of the Greek Archipelagos and learn the grandmother’s traditional secrets of Naxian cuisine

    In this Greek cooking lesson in our beautiful village, we try to use only organic and local ingredients and focus on traditional Greek and local Naxian recipes. Only small groups of maximum of 8 guests.
    The cooking course takes place either in the morning (starting time 11:00) or in the afternoon (at 17:00).

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    Your host family welcomes you to their home with traditional sweet preserves and shares their secrets and recipes. You put your kitchen apron on and start cooking the main course which usually is "gemista" (tomatoes and bell peppers stuffed with rice) or "soutzoukakia" (spicy meatballs in fresh tomato sauce).

    Next, you make a short visit to the farm to collect some fruits and vegetables. After that, with the goodies you have handpicked, you prepare "kolokythokeftedes" (deep fried zucchini balls), "tzatziki" (dip with yoghurt, garlic, and cucumber), and a greek salad which you enjoy together with the family. For dessert, there is traditional "risogalo" (rice pudding), "moustalevria" (must pudding) and "loukoumades" (fried cakes with honey).

    Bon appetite and cheers!

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    Price list

    • Participants (17+ yrs)
      95 Euros per person

    • Children (0-12 yrs)
      60 Euros per person

    Times

    Starts: 11:00 am
    3 hrs
    Ends: 2:00 pm
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    3 hrs
    Ends: 8:00 pm

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    Important information

    • Please let us know in advance if you have any food allergies or dislikes so that we can customize your personal menu
    • Of course, we are also able to create a vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free menu for you upon request

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    Your appetite!

    Includes & excludes

    Welcome drink and homemade sweet
    Lunch, dinner and dessert (starter, main plate, greek salad, tzatziki)
    Water, local house wine
    Equipment (aprons, gloves etc)
    A booklet with the recipes you learned
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    Free & easy cancellation policy
    • In case you cancel at least one (1) month before the tour date you'll get a full refund (100%).
    • If you cancel up to 24 hours before the tour date you'll get a 20% refund.

    Location

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    Platia Galini Naxos
    Naxos, Vilage of Galini, Cyclades, 84300,
    Greece

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    This excursion doesn't include a transfer but, if you like, we can provide one. When you make your booking we'll ask you for your accommodation details. Just fill this part in and we'll send you a quote. You then accept or decline.

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    Cooking Class in Galini village

    Itinerary

    • Welcome by the family with a homemade sweet and liquor

    • Start the cooking lesson by preparing the main course

    • Visit the family garden to collect fresh groceries and fruits

    • Return to the "classroom" to learn some delicious traditional recipes

    • Sit at the table to enjoy lunch or dinner with the host family

    FAQs

    When will I get my ticket?
    We will confirm availability within 1 day or less. Once availability has been confirmed, will we then ask you to pay by sending you an email with a payment link. Please pay promptly to ensure your booking goes ahead.
    Can I pay on arrival?
    It is not possible to pay on arrival. The only way to secure a booking is to make a reservation beforehand.

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    4.5
    Based on 258 Reviews
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    coxfamly
    November 30, -0001

    Cooking class

    This is the best restaurant we’ve visited so far on our trip to Greece. The cooking class was fun and the food—-a feast!!! Excellent job. A well organized meal and wonderful people. Highly recommend it.

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    _marigryll
    November 30, -0001

    A place definitely not to miss!

    Gloriously delicious food from starters to desserts, almost all ingredients from owners garden, advanced traditional recipes, very friendly stuff providing great service, pet friendly, nice village view and surroundings, serene and still vivid ambient, huge parking available, and…cooking class from the lady chef! We dinned

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    721nikig
    November 30, -0001

    A warm recommandation for the lovers of fine freshly prepared meals

    Very friendly host who welcomes you in a dominant white coloured restaurant. Great atmosphere, delightful meals where the freshness of the ingredients surprises you. Just give it a try!

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    dufton19
    November 30, -0001

    Highlight of my Greece trip!

    This was a truly amazing experience! I was with a group of 5 and we were greeted upon arrival with a lovely spread of snacks and raki. After preparing our meal and getting some great pics and laughs, we headed down to the farm to

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    Mikozdog
    November 30, -0001

    Fun and yummy cooking class

    We have gotten into the habit of attending cooking classes on vacation and in Naxos this was the one we chose. It was fabulous. This is a family run business of three generations and everyone is engaged, super friendly and fun. Grandmother and daughter Maria

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    ctravel515
    November 30, -0001

    Fabulous family cooking class

    My family and I had a cooking class here this morning, and it was amazing! We first were offered wonderful snacks/breakfast. Then we made and ate stuffed vegetables, fried zucchini balls, fresh fried potatoes, snd tzatziki sauce. The family was so friendly and welcoming, and

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    sagapotravel
    November 30, -0001

    Grandma is the chef

    This is a local taverna located in Galini, a small pretty village only 10’ away from the Naxos’s chora. Our hotel made the recommendation. It was THE BEST meal of our trip. We were the only tourists that day, and it was packed with locals

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    Div L
    November 30, -0001

    Fine place

    We enjoyed the food 3 times during our stay at Palatiana Agroturismo. The beef in tomato sauce was delicious as was the veal with aubergines. They do take away as well. Very welcoming staff looking to make your meal enjoyable. Even locals from Chora are

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    kapaniris
    November 30, -0001

    The best tavern in Naxos

    We have been here with good friends during vacation. What an amazing experience !! The food is original, strictly local and very well cooked. Highly recommended, a must see in Naxos !!

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    cpapachri
    November 30, -0001

    excellent food, all ingredients

    excellent food, all ingredients come from the family’s land. priced fairly compared to the quality of food.

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    Dina F
    November 30, -0001

    Greek Cuisine and Culture at it's Best!

    I brought my women's yoga / hiking holiday group here for a fun night out! And what fun we had. We were greeted with smiles and hugs and scooped up into the family's world for a few glorious hours. We were hands on with the

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    kjm542
    November 30, -0001

    Delicious and fun!

    I recently went to Platia for a cooking lesson as part of a Women's Retreat. Paraskeví (aka Friday) and Maria were so much fun to cook with, and such wonderful hostesses! Simply put, the food was FRESH and DELICIOUS, the recipes were easy to follow,

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    Quoguegmail
    November 30, -0001

    Cooking class with sit down dinner and wine

    Wow ! Bravo !! Best time learning how to cook Greek food in this charming village restaurant. The food was outstanding; best I’ve had in Greece. So fresh as the ingredients come from the family’s farm. This is the real farm to table deal. Cannot

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    panosi727
    November 30, -0001

    Συγχαρητήρια.

    We ate ribs salad and of course local cheeses etc. Delicious local food. Congratulations to the cooks.

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    wemisspiglet
    November 30, -0001

    The very best cooking lessons of authentic Greek foods in all of Naxos

    Wonderful family run business including the taverna, vegetable and fruits farm with nice walking tour. If you want to learn great recipes with take away instructions this is the place. The Papa even picked us up!

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    stevenbQ5239WN
    November 30, -0001

    Best Cooking Class Ever

    My wife and I participated in the best cooking class ever led by Voula and Maria in this charming restaurant. We were greeted and treated like family from the moment we arrived. Snacks and drinks were provided before the cooking class began and everything was

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    Breakaway44
    November 30, -0001

    Best in the Universe!

    Well that’s what Nicoletta told us A nice little tavern with great views on the mountains. Great food at great prices at this family run place. You

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    eveilianaa
    November 30, -0001

    Amazing food,definitely worth a visit 😍

    This is one of the best tavernas I ve eaten in Naxos ! Amazing food, very polite stuff with options for vegans. The chickpeas dish is the best I ve eaten probably in my life, also the artichokes with the broad beans were incredible! For

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    confryd
    November 30, -0001

    Very good traditional dishes

    Very good family tavern near Naxos at Galini village. It will only get you 10-15’ getting there, prefer early afternoon when there are no crowds. Prefer “cooked katsika” and pork with sweet Naxian potatoes . Papoutsakia were average. Do not miss the stuffed onions and

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    851press
    November 30, -0001

    Authentic Traditional Greek Cuisine

    My travel agent recommended a family cooking class @ Platia it was amazing, all ingredients came from the family farm made in their fabulous outdoor kitchen. The cooking lesson includes lunch prep, light snacks, lunch, local wine and a tour of the farm. The family

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    ioannis s
    November 30, -0001

    Good traditional greek Tavern

    Most meals at noon are in the oven or the pot (already cooked) all very delicious . In the night you eat grilled food .

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    VassilisK68
    November 30, -0001

    Good traditional non-fish cuisine

    Very good place to taste the traditional Naxos cuisine excluding fish. Very well cooked veal stews, aubergine in the oven, stuffed vegetables (gemista). Very good house red wine from Santorini. Well attended white veranda but with a view to the street.

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    nancenax
    November 30, -0001

    Simply the Best!

    Outstanding freshly grown ingredients perfectly prepared in the traditional Greek style. Every morsel is bursting with flavor! Go hungry, eat well!

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    Maria G
    November 30, -0001

    Number one place in Naxos

    Unbelievable traditional Naxian food, The specials, the daily dishes and the lamp chops were amazing. The owners are se welcome and kind people. You must visit!

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    ReviewKIME
    November 30, -0001

    Great Cooking Class and Meal at Platia Tavern!

    We just had the most amazing cooking class at Platia Taverna in Galini!! The cooking was so much fun and the food was DELICIOUS!! Our best meal in Naxos! Can't wait to try and reproduce at home, although I am sure will not match:) The

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    lp694
    November 30, -0001

    All island grown produce

    This restaurant is located about 10-15 minutes drive from Hora in a beautiful village, Galini, that I strongly suggest to explore before or after your meal. Food was really great from salads and starters to main dishes and desserts. It has been many years since

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    gemmasQ2851YW
    November 30, -0001

    Platia Cookery Course

    This cookery course is amazing! The people are so friendly and welcoming. Everyone was able to get involved, including both children, aged 14 and 11. Once we had prepared the food, we were shown round the family farm, while it was cooking. The tour of the farm was so interesting to see fresh lemon trees, many other fruits and vegetables growing, roosters, and to learn how to irrigate it from the well. I would recommend this experience without reservation. It was certainly a highlight for our family! Thank you.

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    dimitris p
    November 30, -0001

    Nice food!

    Traditional Greek cucine but with some exceptional dishes like the stuffed onions. I consider as a must restaurant to go and eat in Naxos. Worthwhile the time and distance.

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    Listergate
    November 30, -0001

    ‘Very high standards’

    We only stopped here briefly, on our way to yet another locked Byzantine church; but on the basis of our limited experience, we can certainly recommend this place. No sooner had we sat down on the terrace, than we were given a carafe of water,

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    jillianandari
    November 30, -0001

    Wonderful Cooking Class!

    Had a great experience at the cooking class - bigger group of about 15 people but they split it up. Allowed everyone to take part in the cooking and preparation. Provided recipes for the food and answered questions! We also got a tour of the farm from the owner who was interesting and humorous! He even let us try some figs growing on the tree!

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    444anneg
    November 30, -0001

    A Wonderful Experience!

    Lovely home made food served in a very friendly and relaxing environment. The beef in lemon sauce as recommended was fantastic. I will definitely be making a return visit and next year my wife Anne is hoping to book a cookery course which I understand is held on site. Highly recommend a visit.

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    rdtraveler2978
    November 30, -0001

    Outstanding Cooking Class

    We did the cooking class. It was excellent!! Everyone was happy, friendly, and welcoming. The restaurant and cooking area was spotless. It was very well organized from start to finish. Everything was grown on their farm and raised on their farm—fresh and delicious. We made stuffed tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and zucchini, meatballs and tzatziki. While our food was cooking, we had a tour of their farm where we learned about the food they grow, (olives, potatoes, tomatoes, pumpkins, and much more). They are a lovely family and it was one of the highlights of our trip.

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    315Lori
    November 30, -0001

    Excellent dining!

    What a wonderful experience! We were at restaurant as part of a tour that included preparing/cooking a meal. It was a lot of fun working with Mrs. Voula and Maria. We also got to go to the family farm with Nicholas where all the vegetables are grown - got to eat a prickly pear freshly picked! After the farm we were back at the restaurant to eat the food we helped prepare! Very enjoyable! You will not be disappointed!

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    I6963JLmikes
    November 30, -0001

    Cooking class at Platia Tavern

    My wife and I came for a cooking class during our 25th wedding anniversary trip. The restaurant was extremely well prepared for our arrival, warm and friendly. Our host and master chef ]was Voula and Nikos gave us the farm tour (which was part of the class). We have done cooking classes in Costa Rica and the SF Bay Area, but this one was special. We felt part of the family. Voula gave us a few choices on the menu, and we prepared the meal with her assistance. The food was delicious and the whole dining experience very authentic. Beautiful drive to the small town from our hotel and very small quaint town. Recommend this class and experience.

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    Mittenw
    November 30, -0001

    Excellent, the place to go!

    Excellent food, real greek cuisine. Good service, very efficient. Local products, well served Reasonable price. The best restaurant we had in Naxos. Booking is recommended

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    552angelov
    November 30, -0001

    AUTHENTIC TAVERNA EXPERIENCE WHERE FARM TO TABLE STARTED!!!!

    We decided to try a cooking class in a traditional taverna in Naxos, and WOW were we blown away!!! Two families, 6 kids ages 8-13, all making the classic Greek dishes with farm to table ingredients. AMAZING! We started with some mezedes by our wonderful hosts, who couldn't be nicer! We then walked down to their orchards and then saw the fruits and vegetables that we would be cooking with! INCREDIBLE! The stories about how the farm to table movement in Naxos continues to this day were worth the price of admission alone! We then started cooking with the wonderful master chefs who taught us the ins and outs of Greek cuisine! We then ate the most delicious food and ended the day with some house wine. JUST INCREDIBLE! This is an authentic experience on a real farm with real Naxians and lots of love!!!! JUST WONDERFUL!!!!! EUXARISTW!!!!!!

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    zotty2014
    November 30, -0001

    Phantastic food, huge servings and reasonable price

    In the centre of Galini, a truely traditional tavern where meat and vegetable specialties are at their best. I had chickpeas in the oven, delicious, and beef in tomato sauce. Huge servings at very reasonable price: 45,50 eur in 3. Good wifi and inside parking.

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    raffaellac742
    November 30, -0001

    nice family-run typical tavern

    Very nice family-run typical taverna. Portions are generous and we were offered dessert at the end. Prices are low and the service is fast. Great option to eat typical Greek food away from tourist masses.

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    Dani66
    November 30, -0001

    Wonderful chef, interesting cooking class, flavorful and amazing food!

    I booked the cooking class upon recommendation of our airb&b host in Naxos and when I got to Platia Tavern the other participants had had to cancel so I got a private class with the Chef/owner! The restaurant is bright and airy and the cooking class area was very well equipped. I cooked a huge tray of tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, zucchini stuffed with rice and herbs, some meatballs and tzatziki. While the vegetables were in the oven the Chef's son gave me a great tour of the farm that produces the fresh ingredients used for the restaurant's dishes which was very informative and interesting. Naxos has actual mountains and some areas of the islands are very fertile and look like actual green oasis. They grow citrus trees, apricot, peaches and the vegetable gardens are impressive. The food came out great, Galini is a lovely little village but the experience is memorable thanks to the warmth and generosity of the owners who are really passionate about their farm and restaurants. Highly recommended!

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    Tara V
    November 30, -0001

    Private Cooking Class

    What a wonderful family run tavern! We spent 3 hours here for a private cooking class that I had arranged for my fiancee's 30th birthday. I initially thought it was quite expensive, but after doing the course, felt like it was worth every cent! The

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    RoxxxyTiger
    November 30, -0001

    Best food we had in all of Greece

    Grandma is the chef. You cannot go wrong!! The stuffed onions are a MUST. Everything we ate here was incredible. Literally heard angels sing as I devoured the fresh salads, fresh cheeses, stuffed aubergines and special platia plates. The local wine was not our taste but the other wines on the list won. Family owned and run, get as much food as you can here because you will not regret it!

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    BethesdaCCGuy
    November 30, -0001

    Great Cooking Class

    We really enjoyed this cooking class. Although we are a couple with grown children, the setup was good for both adults and kids (I would think middle school or older). The class was educational and fun, and we got to eat the results. We also had a tour of the family farm while things were in the oven. The staff was great.

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    timac19
    November 30, -0001

    A great evening of cooking and comraderie!

    We were a group of 6 ladies who really enjoyed Maria (and family) cooking class and tour of the family farm. The setting was beautiful, a $20 cab ride out of Naxos had us in this cute little village. We chopped, grated and shread and then had a tour of the farm where I enjoyed the best plum of my life! We then enjoyed the fruits of our labour- zucchini balls with tzakiki (to die for!) , beef meatballs, Greek salad, stuffed tomatoes, peppers and zucchini as well as a traditional dessert (orange flavoured, mini fried pieces of dough drizzled in honey❤️). They send the leftovers home with you which was very sweet. A great experience that I recommend!

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    M J
    November 30, -0001

    Can't recommend these cooking classes enough - they were wonderful!

    Went with 2 kids, 2 adults, and everyone cooked and chopped. Hostess was so warm and wonderful! She showed us so much and we toured her sons' farm while the food was in the oven. This was by far one of our favorite activities from

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    jaakkoka
    November 30, -0001

    Very lovely cooking class with warm hosts!

    Absolutely lovely cooking class with fresh and local ingredients. We got to participate in every step and we got to decide what to cook from certain list. Our group, 2 adults 4 kids had a lovely time!😊😊 We also liked the farm tour which was

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    Cruiser44363032255
    November 30, -0001

    Don't Miss This Experience!

    Wow! The best experience had in Naxos. Our visit included a cooking class, a tour of the farm, and dinner. Simply wonderful. They were so thoughtful to include items in the menu without gluten. The eggplant dish was phenomenal. There is nothing like farm to

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    806junew
    November 30, -0001

    Greek home cooking at its best

    Our group of seven people had the cooking class with Nick’s Mom and his cousin Maria. They taught us how to make stuffed tomatoes, eggplants and zucchini. We also learned how to make meat balls and tzatziki, lamb and potato stew. All ingredients were fresh

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    Aparsons1021
    November 30, -0001

    Incredible Cooking Class

    We did a lot of amazing things in Naxos, but this may have been our favorite! You walk in to the restaurant and they have a long table set up for you and the others. They serve you fresh cheese, fruits, and drinks as you

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    jwolff16
    November 30, -0001

    Fabulous Cooking Class with Wonderful People

    My husband and teen children (15 and 17yo) so enjoyed our time with the lovely Platia Tavern family. This isn't so much a cooking "lesson" as an interactive cooking experience. They'll throw you an onion first thing and have you start chopping! Which is great,

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    Sadiecurry12
    November 30, -0001

    Phenomenal Cooking Class Experience

    WOW! We will never forget this experience. We started by eating some delicious cheeses, jam, tomatoes and olives and drinking Kitron. We learned and made stuffed bell peppers, zucchini and tomatoes followed by fried beef meatballs and tzatziki. Nikos showed us his farm and even

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