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I am an experimental archaeologist-food historian, who recreates Greek historical recipes using ancient or modern techniques for spectacular food events.
In 2009 I founded 'Greek Culinary History & Cooking Adventures' to create interactive, edible experiences that bring historical Greek gastronomy to life through experimental, sensory and public archaeology.
My work takes many forms, including history -themed dinners, historic cooking courses, edible installations, and historical food walking tours.
The walking food tours showcase Cretan gastronomy, culture and history in a unique and attractive way to whoever comes to Chania, with a need to understand and experience the historic and at the same time modern, adventurous and enigmatic city by using all the senses.
I am the author of a Gourmand award-winning cookbook, The Language of Taste, which is a dictionary (in Gr.) of the history and culture of Greek food and the founder and organizer of the biennial Symposia of Greek Gastronomy (conference).
My passions are:
- Book collecting
- Meeting People
In my city I have great tips for:
Shops & markets
Galleries & museums
Art & architecture
Parks & nature
Restaurants & food
Cafés & coffee shops
My idea of a great trip is: Understanding cultures through food.
I love my city because: Chania is a melting pot of civilizations!
I have travelled to: England, France, Italy, Netherlands, Canada, Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Morocco.