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 … Continue reading Remembering ‘How To Eat’. Siege Soup
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
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 … Continue reading Not Woke – Just Fasting. Cheat’s Chickpeas – Revithátha Efkoli
You know how it is, you’re flicking through an old recipe book, a piece of paper drops out and it’s like looking through a window into the past. There it … Continue reading Myth, Memory and a Good Tomato Sauce
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
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
It is probably true to say that eating in museum or gallery cafés is, on the whole, a disappointment. At best, it can be glorified canteen food and at worst, … Continue reading Benaki Museum Eats – Black Eye Beans with Chard
Every country has a foodstuff that is so popular that it becomes something close to a national dish. I suppose in Britain, or England at least, it would be fish … Continue reading The Everyman Dish as Fusion Food – Fasoláda and Co
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!
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….
It is a mystery to me that one of the most glorious of Greek summer vegetables seems not to have travelled outside the Aegean and, as far as I … Continue reading A Last Taste of Summer Ambelofásoula
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