This term, Class 4 have been learning about Ancient and Modern Greece in History and Geography. Over the past few weeks, in Geography we have been looking specifically about Greek culture and food.
To enable pupils to explore Greek food in more detail, we invited Mr Panagi (who was assisted by our very own Mrs Panagi) to teach the pupils to make a classic Greek dip and to taste test other Greek dips. Mr Panagi, who is a chef and also from Greek Cypriot descent, was more than willing to come in a share his expertise with us.
The children had the opportunity to make tzatziki, which is a traditional Greek cucumber and yogurt sauce. It is a dip that goes well with pitta bread and meat such as pork and lamb. They prepared and mixed the following ingredients:
- 500g of Greek yoghurt
- 1tsp dried mint
- 1/2 cucumber - just the skin which was grated
- 2-3 cloves of garlic crushed
Once they had made their dip, they were able to taste it with pitta bread. They also had the chance to taste two other popular Greek dips - houmous (made from chickpeas) and taramasalata. The last dip really encouraged pupils to try new things and push themselves out of their comfort zone as it is made up of fish eggs!
The children thoroughly enjoyed their sesison and were prasied for their excellent behaviour. A huge thank you to Mr and Mrs Panagi for facilitating this.