A random Google search whilst visiting London last week had a very positive result. I have to admit that when it comes to making tsoureki – the fabulous Greek version … Continue reading A New Greek Delight in London – ‘Hellenic Gourmet and Bakery’
Back in the distant days of the mid-1980s, I was fortunate enough to spend a few years living on the Greek island of Kos – one of the Dodecanese group … Continue reading The Brightness of an Island Easter – Lambrópites – Easter Pies
Here in Athens, 2016 has arrived with a long-anticipated blast of wintery weather. All through this autumn, Greece has been basking in bright sunshine and temperatures that would put … Continue reading Bringing in the New with the Old – New Year 2016
It’s funny how things come around – especially with cooking. I have always found that wherever I go and who ever I am talking to, there is a commonality in … Continue reading A Family Classic – Snitsel or Schnitzel ?
To those of you whose only experience of Greece is on a summer holiday, all I can say is that you are missing a trick or two. Of course, … Continue reading Super Food Heroes and Mythical Places
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
So that’s it… it’s officially autumn. It seems to have come around really quickly, and I suppose that’s the result of a disappointing summer season in England. Don’t get … Continue reading Dipping into Autumn – Kolokithosaláta and Pantzarosaláta – Two unusual mezé dips.
Time was in Greece, that having a cup of tea was a definite signal that your health was in decline. The standard response when asking for tea was, invariably, “What’s … Continue reading Times they are a-changing for tea drinking in Greece
Yesterday I cooked stuffed courgette flowers – anthóus. Not an easy dish to make in England. It is hard to come by the perfect, golden, courgette blooms – unless … Continue reading Friendship and Flowers – Stuffed Courgette Flowers – Anthoús
You will have to excuse me for having been a bit quiet of late. To be honest, I have been uncomfortable prattling on about lovely Greek food when the … Continue reading 5th July 2015 – Simple food for complex times…
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