From Athens to Aston
Cookisto / A Brief History
“Broccoli from Spain, french beans from Kenya and chicken breasts from Thailand: I believe we should be closer to the food we eat - closer to the ingredients, closer to the cook, and closer in sharing food together.” Diana Holba / May 2014
Originating in Athens, Cookisto is a food movement which started when serious austerity measures were put into place after Greece had to borrow massive amounts of money from the International Monetary Fund. Domestic kitchens opened their doors to offer food to the community at a reasonable price. This movement then spread Europe-wide.
The principle upon which Cookista was founded still holds good: flavoursome, nutritious food cooked at home to take away, and made available to the local community at a reasonable price.