Old recipes are like messages from the past, jotted down and passed on with love, not just for that particular dish, but for the experience of something well-cooked and appreciated. They are doors into the past.
Tinos is a real ‘love island’. You can feel that the people have a true love for the place, the traditions and a real love for doing things well.
Aegina, 24th September, 2021 Something makes me feel sorry for all those tourists that get jetted into Greek islands for their holidays. Ok, that’s probably a weird thought – obviously … Continue reading Pistachio Perfect – Aegina
Athens – Tuesday, 21 September, 2021 I’ve started thinking about the last few years in a totally new way – BC and PC. Most definitely, we are not out of … Continue reading Total Greek Gastronomy – Ergon House
You know the frustration. You’re in your local supermarket – the one that you have been going to for years – the one that you can navigate perfectly in your … Continue reading Mezé Magic
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