When English is your mother tongue, you never quite realise how tricky words like ‘in’, ‘on’, ‘to’ or ‘at’ can be. It seems so obvious, but it is actually a … Continue reading Easter 2020 – Fragrant Rice With Pine Nuts – Yemisi
Is it just me, or is there something really odd about watching Masterchef at the moment? Don’t get me wrong – it’s a very welcome escape at this time of … Continue reading Remembering ‘How To Eat’. Siege Soup
We’re fast using up all the adjectives for March 2020… ‘challenging’ times, ‘difficult’ days – I think we may exhaust them all soon. There has to be a peculiar irony … Continue reading Not 20:20 at all … a change of step.
What’s with the ‘pink’ thing? It’s not often that Greek food gets mentioned on the telly, so naturally, my ears pricked up last week when I heard the word ‘taramasalata’ … Continue reading Not Tickled Pink – Another Greek Food Myth – Taramosalata
Forget splitting the atom or realising that the Earth wasn’t flat – who was the bright spark that invented bread? We all know about Einstein and Fleming and there are … Continue reading Inventions and Innovations – Kataifi Melitzanópita – Aubergine Kataifi
For those who have never known a British summer, the experience can be a bit of a curiosity. The first thing to take on board is that the weather is … Continue reading All Fired Up – Sheftaliés
Going to Istanbul with your Greek head on, you fast become aware that you are in a city of unknown knowns. Creeping up on you when you are least expecting … Continue reading City Lights – food and friendship in Istanbul.
While learning Greek, about a million years ago, my rather innovative teacher, Dimitris, ditched the standard translation texts – they were dreadfully turgid – and instead he gave me chunks … Continue reading Zoned Out – Zonars – a legend lost
Some while back there was an advert on Greek TV for a brand of feta cheese. It showed a traditional village home with a man eyeing up a tray of … Continue reading All Messed Up – Tourlou Tourlou
Apologies, just in case anyone has noticed, for my almost Trappist silence over the last few months. It’s not because I have lost interest in blogging, simply I have spent … Continue reading Not Woke – Just Fasting. Cheat’s Chickpeas – Revithátha Efkoli
In Greece, a country where vegetable recipes rule supreme, you rarely hear food described as ‘vegetarian’. The naming of someone as a hortofágos (vegetarian) is a relatively modern phenomenon, despite … Continue reading Blog-Pod – Arakás me Patátes – Braised Peas With Potatoes
You know how it is, you’re flicking through an old recipe book, a piece of paper drops out and it’s like looking through a window into the past. There it … Continue reading Myth, Memory and a Good Tomato Sauce