I’m not quite sure how to put this but I am really not in love with Valentine’s Day. It’s not that I’m hard-hearted or cynical but all the schmaltz surrounding … Continue reading ‘Chucked’ Chicken – Baked Chicken and Hilοpίtes
So 2020 has finally taken itself off; shuffling away belligerently in its slippers and scruffy tracky bottoms… Only to be replaced by 2021; seemingly a nastier, more insidious version of … Continue reading Recipes for Love – A Moment To Reflect
For those of us who are hobby cooks, or even food-bloggers, there is a shiny alternative reality where, in one blinding moment, we have both won Masterchef and our freshly … Continue reading ‘Under The Olive Tree’ with Irini Tzortzoglou
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
Call me boring if you want, but somehow I seem to be homing in on one very local eatery recently. To be honest, further afield, there were only one or … Continue reading Lockdown Lowdown – Where to eat?
May 9th, 2019 saw the Better Half and I arrive in St Petersburg. It had been a longed-for trip and a birthday treat for me. Having been weirdly obsessed since … Continue reading Home Victories – A Wartime Recipe
I think it’s well-established by now that an incredible amount of words in the English language are actually Greek. There are all those school subjects like geography and history (yes.. … Continue reading Recipe for theft – Kleftiko
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
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