Ancient Greek menu in the heart of London…
The Philosopher’s Stove is a team of young people based in London who come from Veria, Greece. They all have a shared passion for gastronomy, ancient civilization and the need for experimentation and creativity. They have made a Greek entrepreneurial effort in the field of gastronomy, having been inspired by ancient Greek nutrition. Through the organization of ancient Greek dinners in various parts of the British capital (restaurants, cafes, delis, hotels) they are trying to promote the gastronomic culture and the greatness of the Greek cuisine.
The revival of ancient gastronomy
The main aim of the two co-founders of the Phiosopher’s Stove, Thomas Dinas who prepares the meals and Stathis Georgiadis who is undertaking the historical research, is the revival of ancient Greek gastronomy through a modern look and approach. Every thematic dinner aims to promote the value of the ancient Greek nutrition and becomes a cultural event with international appeal. As they themselves state, “we are trying to recreate an era, through historical research, avoiding cheating. One thing is certain: what you won’t find in our dinners are ancient Greek costumes and columns.”
Recipes from ancient texts
The loyal adherence to the ancient Greek recipes during the preparation process, as well as the use of high quality Greek products are the team’s main focus. The meals are based on recipes which are found in ancient texts, or are a combination of ancient and contemporary cooking cultures. A classic example is the bread preparation, which is a main nutritional product since the prehistoric age, which is based on a recipe dating 2,500 years.