Greek Island Spanakopita; Cooking Up Culture, Bolinas After School Program

May 28, 2019 3:30 pm
May 28, 2019 5:00 pm
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Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center
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271 Poplar Rd., Bolinas, CA, United States, 94924

This year with the Bolinas after school program we embark on the discovery and celebration of global cuisines. Learning flavors, ingredients and techniques of the world while we try to understand how culture, access to ingredients and even politics can shape the foods we eat.

Savory pies has been a common greek staple since ancient Ottoman times.  Believed to be derived from the region of Epirus in northwest Greece, the dish spread across Greece and is made throughout all the Greek islands often served along side a cherry tomato salad.  Spanakopita utilizes the super thin dough called filo ( greek word for leaf) and layers crispy pieces of dough between cooked spinach, feta and herbs, bined together with fresh eggs.

Recipes: Spanakopita, Lamb Meatballs, Cherry Tomato Salad, Wild Mint Lemonade

Class Type: Hands on Middle School Kids/Bolinas After School Cooking Program

Class Notes: Bolinas School District Kids Only

Nissa Pierson

Managing Director the Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center Nissa Pierson, is the utmost of a food enthusiast in the kitchen.  Nissa began her food journey as a child in Central America. In addition to traveling the world seeking organic and fair-trade conversation for her global grower consulting business, she is a noted cooking instructor & recipe developer  focusing on fresh herbs as well as an extremist in proving that the art of eating and cooking well is a relatively simple process and just takes enthusiasm and some tidbits of knowledge.  She has also specialized in children’s cooking classes for many years and believes children are seeking better food knowledge and is always up for the challenge. Besides being a passionate about food she enjoys spice in general life, good food & cultural & political conversation and debates, the ocean and submersing herself in the food and culture of the world. She loves solving problems and turning lemons into lemonade.  Contact Nissa