Despina has a huge enthusiasm for using the freshest ingredients in her cooking. Perhaps she was inspired by the fig, pear, and pomegranate trees that grew in her childhood backyard, or maybe it was the access to the freshest fish in her coastal hometown of Chalkis, Greece. Despina moved to the U.S. in the 1970s, where she worked as a registered nurse for over forty years. Despina is married and has two daughters. Her love of home cooking has rubbed off on her older daughter, who started Boubouki, a Greek food stand at the Essex Street Market. In addition to cooking, Despina loves to draw and paint.
Despina was a wonderful host, the food was outstanding and we learned so much! We are already making some of the recipes that she taught us! Outstanding in every way and highly recommmended!!!!
Abbey L. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.
Despina is passionate about her food and where she is from, and it shows. It was very fun to have a chance to see someone else cooking foods in their own home in addition to being able to share it with others who were interested in food as well.