We’re fast using up all the adjectives for March 2020… ‘challenging’ times, ‘difficult’ days – I think we may exhaust them all soon. There has to be a peculiar irony … Continue reading Not 20:20 at all … a change of step.
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
In Greece, a country where vegetable recipes rule supreme, you rarely hear food described as ‘vegetarian’. The naming of someone as a hortofágos (vegetarian) is a relatively modern phenomenon, despite … Continue reading Blog-Pod – Arakás me Patátes – Braised Peas With Potatoes
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
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.
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
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!
This is another of the wonderful vegetable-rice dishes. A simple but delicious mixture of courgettes, tomatoes and rice, It is popular in the island of Kithnos. I have adapted … Continue reading Rising Against Risotto Part 2 – Kolokithórizo – Courgette Rice
It has seemed to me for a while, that the arrival on the world’s dinner tables of Italian risotto has been an uncontested battle. Don’t get me wrong – I … Continue reading Rising Against Risotto – Spanakórizo and more