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Greek Cooking Online

with Despina

Learn to make fragrant keftedes (Greek meatballs), tzatziki sauce, and xoriatiki salata (a traditional Greek salad)!

Sunday, Jul 2
4pm-6:30pm (EDT)
This workshop will take place online.
Workshop full
$60 per device (laptop/tablet/etc)
All ages!
All Online cooking classes include interactive cooking instruction, a virtual dinner party, a packet with the instructor's family recipes, and a video recording of the class. Since the price is per device, feel free to invite your partner, kids, or roommates to join!

Since Despina can’t physically welcome you into her home, she wants to do so virtually!

Our online classes are designed to be special, meaningful opportunities to share cooking, culture, and connection--just like our real life experiences. We want you to cook along, and we promise there will be plenty of time for questions, conversation, and stories. It will all end with a virtual dinner party where you'll get to share in the fruits of your labor, apart, but together!

In this 2.5 hour interactive online experience Despina will guide you through making three of her family recipes: keftedes (delicious and tender meatballs flavored with fresh mint, onion, and parmesan cheese), along with a tart and creamy cucumber yogurt tzatziki. You will then learn Despina’s secrets to making the best Greek salad you’ve ever had, made with fresh tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, feta, olives, oregano, and a simple vinaigrette..

Here’s how it works:

After registration you’ll receive an email with the Zoom link, shopping list, equipment list, and recipe packet.

At the scheduled time of your class, you’ll click on the Zoom link and join your class live! Afterwards, you will receive a link to a video recording of your class that you can revisit at your leisure.

Shopping List for This Class

1 ¼ lb ground beef
2 small English cucumbers
2 cups Greek yogurt
1 large egg
Fresh garlic
1 small bunch fresh dill, or dried
1 bunch fresh mint leaves
1 white or yellow onion
1 red onion
½ cup Bread crumbs
Grated Parmesan
All-purpose flour
3 plum or vine-ripe tomatoes
Feta cheese
8 Kalamata olives
Olive oil
Canola Oil (or another oil for frying the meatballs)
Lemon juice
Red wine vinegar
Dried oregano
Salt and Pepper
Pita bread for serving

I cannot say enough good things about Despina's cooking class. She makes you feel comfortable the second you walk into her home, and she makes it easy to take part -- even for people like me who never cook. If you have any interest in learning how to cook Greek meals, I'd highly recommend you take her session. Actions speak louder than words, though, and I loved the League of Kitchens experience so much that I'm going back with my mom to learn how to cook Indian food in the near future.

Madeline C.
Greek Cooking Online
$60 per device
Sun, Jul 2
4pm-6:30pm (EDT)
Workshop Full