Chickpea stew with wild fennel

a recipe by Despina Siahuli

If there is anything I enjoy more than cooking, then this would have to be photo shooting. Being in London, I didn’t miss the chance to meet up with lovely Despina Siahuli, the chef behind Pan. Despina welcomed me in her East London kitchen and we spilled the beans of what it is like to be living in London, how much of Greek sunshine does she keep in her kitchen cupboards and of course, can you really cook authentic Greek food abroad? So, she cooked, I took the snaps and we enjoyed the best chick pea stew I had ever tasted. Chickpea stew with wild fennel. Continue reading

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Linguini alla vongole, clams pasta

The nicest collaborations sometimes come out of the blue. Being in London for the past few weeks, I have been catching up with good old friends and taking the opportunity to make new ones as well. I met Noemi, a London based photographer from Sicily, we immersed ourselves in the world of our common passion – food photography- and enjoyed a wonderful dish of linguini alla vongole. Greece met Italy, in London. Continue reading

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Greek potato salad

The simplicity of Greek cooking

If you were to search for a potato salad in the world wide web, you would find yourself tangled in a long list of recipes with a million and one variations. The Greek potato salad however, in its traditional version, is a humble and simple dish. Perfect for the BBQ season that here in Athens was official started with Easter. Let’s go make it. Continue reading

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Spanakorizotto, a recipe from Mazi Restaurant & a giveaway

I visited Mazi restaurant a few weeks back when visiting London. It certainly left an impression on me, it was not just the excellently grilled octopus or the devilish jars of yumminess. You rarely find Modern Greek cuisine so imaginative and so well executed. Drawing inspiration from traditional Greek dishes, at Mazi restaurant you will find great cooking technique and also great atmosphere to enjoy them. Of course, for anyone already acquainted with the restaurant this is old news. The exciting part is they have collected all their best recipes in an amazing new cookbook, called Mazi: Modern Greek cuisine. There is spanakorizotto recipe below along with a book giveaway for one lucky reader. Continue reading

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Giant beans bake, gigantes plaki

Greek classics

gigantes sto fourno @eatyourselfgreek

There are some recipes that are so simple, you never give them a second thought. Giant beans bake, gigantes sto fourno is just one of these. In all the time I have been blogging, I never thought of bringing this Greek classic into the list. Here we are though: giant beans bake – gigantes plaki, a super easy recipe. Continue reading

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Festive beetroot salad with pistachios and herbs

during hols we need a light meal, too 😉

Coming so close to Christmas, there is an insane amount of present wrapping and organisation to do. Christmas cards come and go, phones buzz, bleep and ring to arrange meeting up with loved ones before, during and after the holidays. So many glittering lights around to gaze at, so much fuss around the Christmas table. I am sharing a festive beetroot salad, quick and easy to please and impress. Continue reading

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Baked cauliflower with chervil, sourmilk and almonds

It tastes seriously good

Baked cauliflower with chervil, sour-milk almonds sauce

I’m back to Athens for the winter. December has brought in many fairy lights in preparation for Christmas and very little cold weather. A mild southern breeze brings the smells of the sea in the streets of the city. Blessed with the occasional sunshine, I started digging in my cookbooks for winter vegetable recipes. Love them, hate them? I baked some cauliflower, it’s better than you think. Continue reading

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When in Bruges…Pumpkin and mushroom bake

Flemish delights

My stay in Belgium this time extended further than Ghent. I visited Brussels and Bruges and this post was supposed to be all about Bruges. I found myself shopping though, at their farmers market. so below you will find a very autumn dish, inspired by the goodies of the West Flanders: pumpkin and mushrooms bake with potatoes and carrots, for a true Flemish delight. Continue reading

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