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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Baked omelette with siglino and spinach

and feta and olives and Kasseri and cherry tomatoes

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Do you know what siglino is? We are entering Greek charcuteries territory. Come along, I made a baked omelette with this great smoked pork cut, siglino, a couple of great Greek cheeses, feta and kasseri and a few other yummies. Nothing beats an omelette, especially during the summer. Continue reading

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Black-eyed beans stew, with greens, raisins and pine nuts

wholesome winter stews

black-eyed beans stew

I am sure you all remember the challenges for the food blog awards. Working with humble ingredients is great inspiration. Pulses have been on the menu and the dishes are getting healthier and healthier, in a truly Greek manner. I made a black-eyed beans stew with greens, seskoula, these taste a bit like chard, spinach and added a few raisins and pine nuts. Continue reading

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Spanakorizo and a guided tour of Athens with Ms Marmite lover

I had visitors from London last weekend. I love having guests over, especially from my old home and have to admit I miss the city a little. Kerstin, better known as Ms Marmite Lover, is the personification of London: lively, spirited, dynamic, an ingenious chef and instrumental in establishing the city’s supper-clubs back in 2009! There was a lot of talk about cooking and blogging and an exchange of amazing ideas, but our conversations kept coming back to Athens, what is really going on here?
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