Cottage pie, cooking with friends

cottage pie

January has given way to February and despite the tentatively longer days, it’s still freezing in London Town making everyone sink into their scarves while praying for Spring. With the weather being so cold and of course wet (ugh!), it’s still comfort-food time. And when one of my favourite people (and favourite food blogger!) is in town for even more exciting projects (food photographers of the world be very scared!), it goes without question I grabbed the opportunity to cook for Eugenia and have my food feature in and be photographed for Eat Yourself Greek. Wouldn’t you??? Continue reading

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Stuffed Quince

 meal fit for a feast


Stuffed quinces is a recipe walking a fine line between celebratory cooking and obscure medieval grandeur. Quinces, a somewhat awkward fruit, seem to be enjoying a timid comeback on food bloggers’ social media feeds and to be honest I am excited. Cooking with quinces will make you squeal with joy if you are into sweet-n-sour dishes. Stuffed quinces have a unique, elegant taste, certainly fit for a celebration. Continue reading

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Kimadopita, the two ingredients pie

My Greek shepherds pie

kimadopita @eatyourselfgreek

If you are a Greek cuisine aficionado you probably already know that flaky pies with scrumptious fillings is one of our strong points. Pies are such a simple preparation, once you get into the habit they almost get addictive. I made a simple, two ingredients pie: mince meat and onion pie, kimadopita that I prefer to call it Greek shepherds pie. Continue reading

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The No demonstration and Burgers

No more debt pls. This is what Greece is saying No to, no to austerity. #grexit #grisis #athens #greece #greecestagram

Μια φωτογραφία που δημοσίευσε ο χρήστης Eugenia (@eatyourselfgreek) στις

There is this Greek habit of siesta, much more common when I was growing up than now. Should the kids refuse to have an afternoon nap, the grandma would threaten to call the boogie man, mesimeras. He would come and steal you from you bed lest you kept quiet. As a friend put it, following JC Junker declaration urging Greeks to vote Yes or else…’I haven’t been blackmailed so blatantly ever since I was 4 and yiayia was trying to put me to bed!’. But guess what, we are not four years old and we are wide awake.

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If you are a carnivore like me you certainly appreciate juicy, mouth-watering flesh. So far, I’ve written about wonderful Greek grills as well as the hearty roasts. For a meat lover choosing between a roast and a grill is most likely a win-win situation. But this post is about the best of both worlds, braising. And a very succulent recipe in particular: Youvetsi! Continue reading

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Soutzoukakia from Smyrna

Super meatballs in red sauce

When my friends taste soutzoukakia for the first time, it is love at first mouthful. If you’ve tried soutzoukakia too, you’ll know what I mean. That’s why they are top of my list of traditional Greek dishes. The secret to this recipe lies in the way soutzoukakia cleverly combine middle eastern spices to their best. Continue reading

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