An initiation into the magic world of bread making for cooking, culture and nature lovers. Our aim is to connect the ritual of bread making with the modern lifestyle, in the context of historical continuity from the Stone Age until nowadays ... More info ›
An initiation into the magic world of bread making for cooking, culture and nature lovers. Our aim is to connect the ritual of bread making with the modern lifestyle, in the context of historical continuity from the Stone Age until nowadays. Who would be better to host us, than a local “Mama” who loves tradition and is always in search of ways to evolve and an archaeologist with a passion for nature and agroecology?
In this gastronomical workshop you will have the chance to:
- Learn about cereals
Species and local varieties & their characteristics. We will grind some local seeds to use in our bread, while discussing on several products and the benefits of grinding cereals at home.
- Understand sourdough
What exactly is this smelly thing? The way to start a sourdough and how to maintain it, how it helps in bread-making, other ways to make the bread rise in comparison with sourdough, and its benefits for our health.
- Knead your own bread / rusk
A mystical and purifying procedure. We experiment discussing the little secrets of good kneading and shaping, which boost the rising of our bread.
- Bake our dough
After letting it rest for a while, we will put it in the oven and take our precious bread.
- Taste the local cuisine
While the bread is rising, we will take taste of the Cretan cuisine, a cuisine simple but not simplistic, full of colors, aromas and vivid, yet distinct, tastes. Simple creations of minimum effort with pure local ingredients, smells that makes you travel, unique tastes in danger of disappearing through time. All the above will be accompanied with warm, fresh baked bread.