Greek pockets of London

Greekpockets of LondonIt probably seems as if a black whole swallowed me the past few days, it didn’t. I just took a little break and visited the old home, London that is. I was lucky enough to get a spell of nice weather and enjoy the outdoors. My visit was not as long as I would have liked it to be, but certainly very well spent. And it brought to mind, I have never made any mention of the Greekiness of London. Continue reading

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Okra – another politics inspired post

okra stew

Does okra spring something to mind? Perhaps lady’s fingers?   I remember hunting for these darlings in the UK and it was not always an easy case. Most well-known for their wonderful Indian bhindi curry, I could get them during the summer in certain markets especially those in proximity with Asian neighbourhoods. In Greece, it is bamia as we call it and thanks to our proximity to Africa this wonderful vegetable got incorporated in traditional cuisine as a side, mainly paired with chicken. It is equally tasty when cold as a mezze with a bit of raki. Continue reading

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