Fall is a time that brings momentous changes, and this year is no exception.
I am in the process of launching very exciting limited engagement culinary and cultural tours to Crete, Greece.
I will be taking booking reservations in cooperation with PortoClub Travel, based in Heraklion, a division of Paleologos S.A. Shipping and Travel Enterprises.
People have already been asking how I “did” it. (I’m not done by far! Watch out now, I’m just getting started!)
In life, we choose our outcomes much more often than we think.
We can choose to let life happen to us.
Make life happen for us.
(and say your prayers because…)
It doesn’t always go according to plan!
There can be setbacks, imperfections, and just plain weird stuff to navigate.
But that’s life!
Sometimes though, every now and then, after our travails, all we have to do is ask for what we want.
It is not rocket science. There is no special formula.
Spend time analyzing goals.
Work very hard!
Work even harder and smarter!!!
(No physics or calculus required yet? Hm.)
Be nice to people! Meet them. Ask the right questions.
About people. About food.
About the planet.
Take pride in the stuff one is working so hard on.
Learn some more.
Overcome unbelievable obstacles.
Keep learning always…
Never give up.
It has been a pleasure to share my passion for local, regional, and creatively global food with each of you, and looking back, it is unbeliveable how much I have grown as of yet.
The journey thus far has been worth more than any endpoint, and I thank you for taking time out of your busy lives to read, share, or support.
I promise I will work just as hard as I always do to make sure you have a great time too, if you decide to travel this leg of the trip with me.
I will be there.
So I ask you:
What do you know about Greek food?
Now consider what you know about Cretan food?
Here is what I know about delicacies from the Hellenic Isles:
They have been doing fresh, local food since before the U.S. was a country…
It is absolutely delicious.
The flavors are unique; even the familiar flavors have a different spin there.
The classes are a lot of fun and very adaptable to all kinds of dietary needs.
The food and culture are worth the trip.
The people are warm, genuine, and welcoming.
The location is beautiful.
The groups will be small, and classes are cozy and informal.
More to come soon on specifics.
In the meantime, I leave you with just a few of the pictures from my new friends in Crete, and a brief description of what will be happening…
What Will I Learn?
Your week (7 days/6nights) in Crete will be as much a hands on cooking experience as a cultural one
You will be introduced to the philosophy of local cooking and its traditions
You will learn about the history of Cretan cuisine and how it was influenced by its occupation for more than 2000 years
You will learn the inspirations behind the Cretan dishes
The methods employed by local producers…
How to make a variety of Cretan dishes from simple ingredients you can find back home
How very few ingredients can be the basis for 6 or 7 dishes
How to prepare traditional Cretan dishes that can be adapted to special dietary requirements, but never compromising on flavor
The cooking techniques and methods used to create the dishes
You will enjoy yourselves, make memories, and take home a wealth of new knowledge in a very unique and comfortable traditional village setting.
In the meantime, because I prefer to focus on blog content quality, and not yelling at people, let me know if you would like to receive periodic email newsletters.
- Detailed updates on the new website launch and optimal booking arrangements
- Available tour types (traditional, vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free)
- General information regarding this off-the-beaten tourist path and relaxing destination
From World on a Table Tours, by Deelish! Foods