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
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
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
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.
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…
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!
Why a recipe for tzatziki, you may ask ? Everyone knows how to make that….. Or so they think! I may be considered to be a bit obsessive about authenticity … Continue reading Back to Basics -The Ultimate Tzatziki
There is a story the goes back to the days of the Ottoman Empire, that an Imam ( a kind of Muslim priest ) ate a wonderful dish of baked … Continue reading ‘Fainting Imam’ – Audacious Aubergines
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
Part of the magic of Greek cooking, is the ability of most housewives to take a relatively uninspiring ingredient and with artistry and skill, turn it into a delicacy and … Continue reading All frittered away – the art of vegetable keftedes
One of my favourite recipe ‘discoveries’ was made on the gorgeous island of Nisyros, a couple of summers ago. We were on holiday on Kos, late in the ‘season’ – … Continue reading A Recipe From Nisyros – Revithokeftéthes.