A big part of the Greek food culture are Mezedes. These are small plates of appetisers, which sometimes replace the main meal. Its almost impossible to not include a meze or combination of mezedes in our feasting.
It could be as simple as some olives and bread.
They are quick and easy to make, often replacing “take away nights”. – they can be anything from some home marinated olives and octopus, home made bread and dips, Greek cheeses (think saganaki, haloumi), prawn saganaki, red capsicums with feta, olive oil and oregano, keftedes (meatballs), spinach and feta cheese triangles, loukaniko (Greek sausages), dolmades – the list is endless.
It is very common for many Greek households to have jars and jars of home marinated olives and pickles, and often a dip of some sort is whipped up quickly.
These 3 basic foods make it quick and easy to have a meze at hand and then have time to make a few more dishes, and before you know it, you’ve created a feast.
In this class we will be making various mezedes for you to taste and choose the ones you love the most – although its hard to not like any of them !!!!