Not Tickled Pink – Another Greek Food Myth – Taramosalata

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

Inventions and Innovations – Kataifi Melitzanópita – Aubergine Kataifi

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

Dipping into Autumn – Kolokithosaláta and Pantzarosaláta – Two unusual mezé dips.

  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.

Friendship and Flowers – Stuffed Courgette Flowers – Anthoús

  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

Greek Food Myths No. 1 There’s no such thing as hummus!

Reality Checking Hummus As a sort of ‘Reality Check’, I feel I’m duty-bound to de-bunk some ‘Greek food myths’ and the first one is hummus – it’s one that really … Continue reading Greek Food Myths No. 1 There’s no such thing as hummus!

Chop-Chop ! Athenian fast food – and a finding a new favourite….

  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….

‘Giant Beans’ – Yígantes

One of the classics in the repertoire of Greek dishes is the gloriously named ‘giant beans’ – or ‘yígantes’. This wonderfully simple dish of oven-baked butter beans is never served … Continue reading ‘Giant Beans’ – Yígantes