‘Eat-It-All’ Courgettes – Kolokithokorfádes

As ridiculous as it sounds, I can safely say that I didn’t meet a courgette until 1975. Growing up in the 1960s, I cannot think of an occasion when one appeared on the dinner table or was even mooted as a veg option. There were vegetable marrows, of course. They were usually the size of…

Friendship and Flowers – Stuffed Courgette Flowers – Anthoús

  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 you grow your own, or maybe have a tame allotment owner, ready to divest their prize vegetables of the flowers. The other day, though I…

All frittered away – the art of vegetable keftedes

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 a treat. This comes, I suppose, from the fact that, in the past in rural Greece, there was not a lot of meat around –…