In our creative lesson this week, we took a look at the types of food that the Greeks would have been able to grow in their Empire. We looked at the Greek diet and discussed the seasonality and what foods were grown in Ancient Greece, referring back to physical geography. We used our knowledge of a healthy diet to distinguish which food groups these foods were in before deciding whether they were healthy or not. We tried traditional Greek food such as pitta bread, hummus, feta cheese, cucumber, olives, sun dried tomatoes and more.
We prepared our very own Greek salad and used our safe culinary skills when cutting our ingredients. To accompany our salad we followed a recipe and create the traditional greek dip ‘tzatziki’ which is made up of a combination of cucumber, garlic, greek yoghurt and mint.
”EWWW that olive is disgusting” – Josie
” The sun dried tomato was actually ok” – Jack
” The Greeks had a healthy diet” – Kurt