The ninth Greek Sympossio Gourmet Touring arrives in the UK today (March 12), visiting London (today), Dublin on March 13, Manchester on March 14 and Edinburgh on March 15.

The events offer agents interactive Greek cooking and the chance to learn more about Greek cuisine in general.

Sympossio was created by Alexandros Angelopoulos, vice president of Aldemar Resorts to promote the authentic and tasteful importance of Greek cuisine.

The events are supported by the the Greek National Tourism Organisation, the Regions of the Peloponnese, under the auspices of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels and the Enterprise Greece.

Sponsors include Aldemar Resorts, Aegean Airlines, Dublin Airport and Classic Collection Holidays.

This year the theme is ‘Peloponnese, the Unexplored Island’ with the dishes reflecting Greece’s most fertile region - from the olives and olive oil of Kalamata, to the raisins from Aigialeia and the distinctive wines.

Angelopoulos said: “Home cooked Greek food is all about commitment and genuine hospitality, a homemade meal arouses a sense of belonging with family. It is made with such consideration, that it ensures nutritional value without losing its distinctive taste.

“We have wrapped this ethos of Greek home cooking (the cuisine of grandmothers and mothers) bringing it to the UK’s travel trade to re-create the dishes whilst savouring them in the company of their colleagues. We also hope that when they get home, armed with recipes and apron, they may also try out the dishes on their family for a Sunday lunch gathering.”

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