Heritage on a Plate with Carolina Doriti: The Untold Stories of Greek Cuisine

Thursday 13 Jun 2024

What is Greek cuisine, how was it shaped and how did it evolve? What are the traits of this cuisine and how much have these been altered over the years? Cookbook author, food writer and cook Carolina Doriti will be going deep into this ancient kitchen, pointing out its timelessness, simplicity and wisdom. Travel through Greece, see the olive oil and wine regions on a map, the regions that are the lawful producers of feta and learn why. Check out the Greek varieties of olives and where they come from, explore cheesemaking and more! 

Carolina will be explaining in depth some of the wonderful Greek products which have shaped the cuisine for thousands of years, cooking methods, sustainability and the respect for nature and seasonality, and her general approach in cooking through her cookbook Salt of the Earth.  

Pairings which make the products shine will be curated by Carolina and other product samples will be provided, all kindly offered by Odysea. 

Wines will be supplied and a wine tasting occasion will be thoughtfully created by Southern Wine Roads, Specialist Importer of Fine Greek Wines.

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About Carolina Doriti

Carolina Doriti was born in Greece, and in 1997 moved to the UK where she completed a BA at the University of Sussex and an MA at Goldsmiths in London.

Cooking has been her greatest passion from a very early age, and she regards it as a form of art, meditation, and self-expression, but also as an intimate and wonderful way to nourish and show love.

She has been working as a chef and restaurant consultant since 2005, and since 2013 has been collaborating with Culinary Backstreets, an awarded US food touring company operating globally. She writes on food and publishes recipes in Greek and international publications and websites. Carolina is also the Culinary Producer of My Greek Table, a TV series on Greek gastronomy, broadcasted on PBS (across the US and Canada) and Amazon Prime. She has appeared on various cooking and food-related shows on international television and offers live and virtual cooking classes and workshops.

As a professional chef, curator, food traveller, and passionate about food history, her work covers a wide range of culinary expertise. She continually travels on a voyage to discover new ingredients and ways of using them and has particularly extensive knowledge of the history of Greek cuisine and the regional-specific recipes and food traditions. Her own recipe concepts are predominantly both simple and complex but also profoundly cultural and heavenly delicious!


The Hellenic Centre


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