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Thessaloniki’s Gastronomy on the Menu of the NatGeo Traveller Food Festival

The rich gastronomy of Thessaloniki was one of the “flavors” on the menu of the National Geographic Traveller Food Festival that recently took place in London, UK.

The event, which ran July 20-21, hosted major UK tour operators, tourism enterprises and the national tourism organizations of Greece, Hungary, Italy, Tunisia, Thailand and other countries.

The Thessaloniki Tourism Organization took part in the two-day event and held a masterclass titled “Thessaloniki of Flavors”, which featured signature dishes of the northern city, the Halkidiki peninsula and the Central Macedonia region, prepared with local products.

During the masterclass, gastronomy professor and chef Giorgos Palisidis presented a version of “Aristotle’s Menu” that consisted of olives and olive oil, dry fruits, honey and other ingredients.

Other dishes presented included lemon rice with mussels, Greek cheeses, buffalo meat, watermelon recipes and Greek truffles.

Photo Source: @Thessaloniki Travel (Thessaloniki Tourism Organization)

Photo Source: @Thessaloniki Travel (Thessaloniki Tourism Organization)

According to an announcement by the organization, the masterclass attracted the interest of many participants and spectators and eventually turned into a “party of flavors”.

Photo Source: @Thessaloniki Travel

In addition, National Geographic Traveller Head of Special Projects Matthew Midworth also wore the chef’s apron and cooked along with Thessaloniki’s culinary team.

The stand of the Thessaloniki Tourism Organization, which was curated by the Greek National Tourism Organization in the UK and Ireland, was also visited by renowned British Chef and TV presenter Jonathan Phang and Greek chef Argyro Barbarigou.

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