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
It is arguably, the most famous but also the most maligned of all Greek dishes. Unfortunately, most visitors to Greece do not experience home-cooked moussaká, instead having to eat it … Continue reading No Messing Moussaká – Greek Food Myth No.3
There hasn’t been a lot of cooking done in our house since my last post. Obviously, we’ve all been reeling from the massive events in this country but that hasn’t … Continue reading Easy food for changing places – Fassolákia Yahní – Green Bean Casserole
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.
It’s a given, of course, that lamb is definitely not the only meat. However, it seems to me that for most Anglo-Saxon food-writers and U.K. supermarkets, all people eat in … Continue reading Greek Food Myths No.2 – Lamb is not the only meat. Pork with leeks
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….
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 … Continue reading A Last Taste of Summer – Postscript – Kolokythákia Me Avga
These are warm, golden autumn days in Athens. October has decided to dress herself up as summer and is making a pretty good job of it. The days are hot … Continue reading Street Food Supreme – Spanakópitta
We have managed to fit in a visit to Greece right now, just as Summer slips in to Autumn.It’s a mellow time of year; the days are still beautifully … Continue reading Arrivals and a seasonal farewell – Yemistá
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
When you talk about Greek food, usually people conjure up images of all those fantastic dishes using … Continue reading The Culinary Joys of Winter