Cooking Greek Traditional Food

Impress your friends and family with the unique flavors of the Greek traditional cuisine.
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Published 5/2016 English

Course Description

Welcome to the "Cooking Greek Traditional Food" course. In this course, you will learn how to cook some of the most delicious Greek traditional dishes. 

We created this course for anyone wanting to become familiar with cooking and tasting the Greek traditional cuisine. No special terminology is used, just the ordinary, daily language.

By the end of this course you will be able to make the Greek Cretan Dakos, the Greek Tzatziki, the Greek Yemista, the famous Greek Moussakas and many other dishes and desserts.

The course is organized into sections, and each section will teach you how to make a different Greek traditional dish. Each section consists of three abstract parts:

  1. a general description of the dish and the list of ingredients that are required to make it,
  2. the video-lectures that demonstrate how to prepare that specific dish, and finally
  3. the baking information.

The course is ideal for those who love cooking and for those who want to try flavors originating from different cultures and cuisines. It is a great opportunity to learn how to cook Greek traditional food.

What are the requirements?

  • Love for cooking and the desire to learn about the Greek traditional cuisine.
  • Basic kitchen skills.
  • Access to a kitchen.
  • Ingredients and basic kitchen equipment, which are all listed in each section of the course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn how to cook Greek traditional food.
  • Prepare Greek Tzatziki (~ Jajiki).
  • Make Greek Dakos (Cretan barley rusk).
  • Make Greek Skordalia.
  • Cook Greek Yemista (stuffed vegetables).
  • Cook the famous Greek Moussakas.
  • Make the Greek Galaktoboureko dessert.

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone who loves the Greek traditional cuisine and its flavors.
  • Anyone who loves cooking.
  • Anyone wanting to try different flavors.
  • Vegeterians (since the majority of the dishes presented in this course do not contain any meat).

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Course Introduction
02:10

Welcome to our course! This is an introductory lecture. It outlines the course structure and presents some information to bear in mind while taking this course. Please take some time to watch this lecture before moving on to the course!

Section 2: Greek Tzatziki
Article

A short description of what the Greek Tzatziki is and how it looks like, along with the list of ingredients that you will need. 

04:32

A demonstration of how to prepare the Greek Tzatziki. Firstly, we are going to prepare the ingredients. Then, we are going to mix them up to make the Greek Tzatziki. It's a sauce/dip that goes with almost everything!

Section 3: Greek Cretan Dakos
Article

A short description of what the Greek Dakos is and how it looks like, along with the list of ingredients that you will need.

03:22

A demonstration of how to prepare the Greek Dakos, a really quick snack/appetizer that you can make in less than 5 minutes.

Article

Alternative versions of the Greek Dakos.

Section 4: Greek Skordalia
Article

A short description of what the Greek Skordalia is and how it looks like, along with the list of ingredients that you will need.

05:09

A demonstration of how to prepare the Greek Skordalia. Firstly, we are going to prepare the ingredients (potatoes, garlic, and optionally cod broth). Then, we are going to mix them up to make the Greek Skordalia.

Section 5: Greek Yemista (stuffed vegetables)
Article

A short description of how the Greek Yemista look like, along with the list of ingredients that you will need.

01:56

We are going to start with the tomatoes. In this lecture, we are going to show you:

  • how to place the tomatoes in the pan (positioning matters), 
  • how to cut them and form their lid, and
  • how to remove and chop their content.

Note: Tomatoes are fruits. However, for the sake of brevity, we are going to call tomatoes, green peppers, and eggplants all together as vegetables.

01:09

After finishing with the tomatoes, it's time to move on to the green peppers. In this lecture, we are going to show you:

  • how to cut the green peppers and form their lid, and
  • how to remove, clean, and chop their content.
01:31

Finally, we are going to do the same to the eggplants, also known as aubergines. In this lecture, we are going to show you:

  • how to cut the eggplants and form their lid, and
  • how to remove and chop their content.
02:43

All the ingredients are prepared and we are good to go. Let's mix them up and create our stuffing mixture.

02:35

It's time to stuff the vegetables with our mixture!

Article

The baking details for the Greek Yemista.

5 questions

What have you learned about the Greek Yemista?

Section 6: Greek Mousakas
Article

A short description of what the Greek Moussakas is and how it looks like, along with the list of ingredients that you will need.

01:34

We are going to start with the preparation of the ingredients for the two first layers; the layer of the potatoes and the layer of the eggplants. But firstly, we have to peel and slice them! In this lecture, we are going to show you:

  • how to peel and slice the eggplants and the potatoes, and
  • give you some tips on how to avoid their slices from changing color.
03:24

Once we are done with all the peeling and slicing, we are going to fry the potatoes and the eggplants. In this lecture, we are going to show you how to fry the potatoes and the eggplants (order matters).

00:53

Alternatively, we can bake the potatoes and the eggplants. In this lecture, we are going to show you how to bake the eggplants. The process is the same for the potatoes.

03:11

We are moving on to the layer of minced meat. But before we sauté the minced meat, we are going to show you how to chop the onion and the cloves of garlic.

03:53

In this lecture, we demonstrate how to sauté the minced meat.

03:44

We' ve made it to the top layer! In this lecture, we are going to show you how to make the béchamel.

06:43

It's time to put everything together! In this lecture, we are going to make the Greek Moussakas come true; layer by layer!

Article

The baking details for the Greek Moussakas.

5 questions

What have you learned about the Greek Moussakas?

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Instructor Biography

Vasileios Kagklis, Computer Engineer, Udemy Instructor

Vasileios Kagklis studied computer engineering, and is currently working as a researcher and developer in the Hellenic Open University. He authored or coauthored in several scientific publications. 

Apart from programming, he is very fond of cooking. With the assistance of his aunt Katerina, who has more than 35 years of experience in cooking Greek food, he is here to share with you some of the most delicious Greek traditional food recipes.

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