Eat Local — Corfiot Cuisine cooking class, Corfu, Greece

Enjoying the fruits of our cooking -- Greek mousaka, spanakopita, fried eggplant, Greek tzatziki, and fresh tomatoes with feta cheese

Enjoying the fruits of our cooking — Greek mousaka, spanakopita, fried eggplant, Greek tzatziki, and fresh tomatoes with feta cheese

About 20 of us joined the resident chef at the Villa of the Roses for a hands-on cooking class in the hillside above Corfu Town on the island of Corfu.

Villa of the Roses, Cofru Town, Corfu, Greece

Villa of the Roses, Cofru Town, Corfu, Greece

We all were able to help chop, mix, prepare and cook a variety of traditional Greek dishes.

Resident Chef at the Villa of the Roses, Cofru Town, Corfu, Greece

Resident Chef at the Villa of the Roses, Cofru Town, Corfu, Greece

Layering ingredients for Greek Mousaka on the left (meat sauce in pan and fried eggplant; not shown, fried potato slices and Bechamel sauce)

Layering ingredients for Greek Mousaka on the left (meat sauce in pan and fried eggplant; not shown, fried potato slices on the bottom layer and Bechamel sauce to go on top)

Cooking calamari and onions (tomatoes yet to be added) for sauce for penne

Cooking calamari and onions (tomatoes yet to be added) for sauce for penne

Demonstration -- making Greek Creamy Tzatziki

Demonstration — making Greek Creamy Tzatziki

Demonstration -- making Greek Spinach Pie -- Spanakopita

Demonstration — making Greek Spinach Pie — Spanakopita

Frying homemade dough balls for dessert (to be served with honey)

Frying homemade dough balls for dessert (to be served with honey)

Dessert buffet- fried homemade dough balls with honey, melon, peaches, cherries and homemade baklava

Dessert buffet- fried homemade dough balls with honey, melon, peaches, cherries and homemade baklava

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