Obviously, that last post was quite a bit more than ‘tongue in cheek’! As you can probably guess, I’m really looking forward to eating something someone else has cooked as … Continue reading Golden Balls – Loukoumades
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
There is something about a market that draws me like the proverbial bee to the honeypot- no matter where, the mere glimpse of fresh produce on a trestle table and … Continue reading Market Madness and ‘The Greek Kitchen’
Autumn in Greece arrives surreptitiously – it creeps stealthily through September and most of October with such a gradual readjustment of temperature and sunlight that summer feels almost endless. Spending this … Continue reading Athens in autumn – with a souvláki on the side
For someone who is an extreme Philhellene, I have a confession to make. Don’t worry – I’m not about to admit to a deep dislike of sapphire seas and sunlit … Continue reading Myths and More -and a bit of kolokithópita
When you think about the reasons why Greece, and particularly Athens, have been in the press over the last few years, Oscar Wilde’s well-known maxim may not be the first … Continue reading Food Fights Back (and a bit more meráki)
Migrating birds definitely know a thing or two. Having spent the last few months in Athens, I can confirm that going South for the winter is the sweetest way to … Continue reading Athenian shopping obsession – Evripidou Street
Traveling along the Kalamaki – Phaleron stretch of the coastal highway in suburban Athens is a bit of a mixed bag. The traffic at this part is … Continue reading 11/11/15 – A Corner of a Foreign Field.
In much the same way as last year, November has found us in Athens again. After a few days of dappled, grey skies, the weather has reverted to type … Continue reading November Salad Days – Horiátiki Saláta Greek Salad
It is probably true to say that eating in museum or gallery cafés is, on the whole, a disappointment. At best, it can be glorified canteen food and at worst, … Continue reading Benaki Museum Eats – Black Eye Beans with Chard
It seems that this year is ending, much as it started. We are in Athens again; mainly the weather has been more than kind to us with … Continue reading Athenian Christmas – Melomakárona and a mystery ingredient
There is nothing quite so engaging as stumbling across a new dish – and the possibility of trying out a new recipe. It is, of course, even more surprising … Continue reading Chop-Chop ! Athenian fast food – and a finding a new favourite….