Rafiolia - Greek Soul Food

Course summary

Rafiolia is a traditional pastry from Greece, a regional variation from the island of Crete.
It is like the famous spanakopita with flaky pastry, spinach, and onion sauteed with aromatic flavours and spice, creamy feta, and then crunchy fried pastry.

A sure crowd-pleaser and a great snack to save in the freezer!


What you will learn

  • how to make rafiolia including the dough
  • do’s & don’ts
  • a bit of a background on the recipe origins

What you will get

  • the recipe and method with plenty of tips to make at home
  • the cooking skills
  • some good laughs
  • tasty treats to sample and a fresh batch to take home

What you need to bring

  • apron
  • water
  • one or two containers to take some away
  • wear closed toe shoes

About the tutor

Yianni is extremely passionate about food. Having spent 7 years living on a farm on the island of Crete in Greece, his love and knowledge of food comes from the heart and traditions of his grandmother, mother, and father (a former cake maker and vegetable producer in Crete).
Yianni has a very creative and intuitive approach to cooking and believes anyone can be a great cook if they put their mind to it.
In his spare time, Yianni is a volunteer cook every week for a local organisation in Footscray feeding those in need and spreading his love of cooking, feeding, and sharing food. Yianni says “Cooking doesn’t have to be scary, it can be relaxing, creative and a way to share and connect with people”.

Course cost

COST: $65.00

Class availability: 8 PLACES REMAINING

Course dates

Saturday 25 May
10.30am – 12.30pm (1 session)

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