In 1975, the chance meeting in a college canteen with a bizarrely varied group of foreign students, resulted in my acquisition of a Greek boyfriend.
Having been fascinated by cooking and food since childhood and also being convinced of the old adage, that the quickest way to a man’s heart is through the stomach, I dashed out and bought the only Greek cook book I could find.
Fortunately, it was the classic ‘The Home Book of Greek Cookery’ by Joyce Stubbs. This was my very first experience of a cuisine that would become second nature and also to a country that would become my second home.
In the intervening years, the boyfriend transformed into my husband and our story meant that we lived on a Greek island for many years and also in Athens – perhaps the coolest city in the Mediterranean!
Of late our travels have rested in England but I cannot shake off the smells, tastes, colours and warmth of Greece.
My endeavours to capture it all are here….