Remembering ‘How To Eat’. Siege Soup

Is it just me, or is there something really odd about watching Masterchef at the moment? Don’t get me wrong – it’s a very welcome escape at this time of crisis… but in our ‘new reality’, it does all seem a bit ‘2019’. For starters (no pun intended) there’s an awful lot of hand-shaking and…

All Messed Up – Tourlou Tourlou

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 freshly cooked stuffed vegetables – he calls  out to his wife to see if he can have some. A rather old-fashioned, elderly lady comes into…

Not Woke – Just Fasting. Cheat’s Chickpeas – Revithátha Efkoli

Apologies, just in case anyone has noticed, for my almost Trappist silence over the last few months. It’s not because I have lost interest in blogging, simply I have spent the second half of 2018 ‘on the move’. Kouzina was, for most of that time, literally without a kouzina (it’s Greek for kitchen). It’s all…

A Last Taste of Summer – Postscript – Kolokythákia Me Avga

In the last post,as part of our marvellous lunch in Paros, I mentioned a dish of eggs and courgettes. Admittedly, it is not the most photogenic dish in the world – but it is very, very tasty and incredibley easy. Kolokythákia me Avgá  – Courgettes with Eggs 2-3 medium sized courgettes 1 smallish onion, finely…

‘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 as a main course on its own; it is always served as a side dish, or as one of the staples of the mezé selection….

Skordaliá Sunday

Inevitably, the best time to make this gorgeous garlic dip, skordaliá  is at the weekend. The health benefits of garlic always come with a slight social encumbrance – but I, personally, am happy to deal with that on occasions. This is not just a garlic blitz – this is a bit of garlic festival. Skordaliá is…