Baking and decorating bread in traditional wood ovens.
We will use the outdoor wood traditional ovens to bake bread. We heat the oven burning wood, while you will learn to knead the dough. The most important stage comes then; decorating it and enjoying it with fresh cheese and tomatoes from our gardens.
Decorated bread was traditionally used to celebrate rituals in the cycle of life (weddings, engagements, passings etc.) and to mark the change of seasons (summer, harvest). Endowed with a magical/religious potential these bread were decorated with symbols inspired by daily life and nature, visualizing a desire or wish by the person who created or requested the bread. Traditional symbols: snakes, flowers, leaves, pinecones, grapes, pomegranates, birds, lizards, hedgehogs, mice, scorpions, butterflies, knots, worry beads, wheels etc.
While baking, visitors can see the museum with kitchen utensils from 1900, the library with more than 650 rare cookbooks with recipes from the 19th century as well as 1,500 modern publications.
This activity ends with a delicious meal at our restaurant. Participants will have the opportunity to taste our traditional and homemade recipes.