Have you ever spent Christmas in Greece? Well, then youcertainly have come across these three sweet treats: melomakarona, kourabiethes and last but not least díples (thee-ples). Díples, the Greek word for fold, is a light and crispy fried dough topped with walnuts and a generous drizzle of honey syrup. There is an easy recipe below so you can make your own díplesthis Christmas!Continue reading by
Last Monday, I grabbed my bags, shut the windows,locked the doors, handed over my keys and got a ride to the airport with lovely Artemis. I didn’t look back at the house neither did I say goodbye. Not because I will be coming back to my tiny Athenian kitchen any time soon, it’s just that goodbyes feel like slamming a door behind you. This is not my casual break to London like I normally do. I’m going back to my old home.
How sporty do you feel? I admit, my sport is my kitchen but in view of the Athens Marathon I teamed up with Foodathlon, a new cultural and gastronomic initiative. We teamed up with a view to celebrate healthy living and give a foodie spin to the original Athens Marathon. Read on – we have a giveaway for you. Continue reading
There is nothing as sinful as this mezze. Cheese saganaki is one of the most popular mezzes in Greek tavernas. It’s really rather simple to make, a nice square cut of cheese, pan-fried and served warm in the company of lemons. You will see it disappearing from your table within minutes.Continue reading by
When it comes to minimalist dishes, pork bites nail it! This dish goes by the name tiganiá – an informal Greek word for shallow pan cooking, almost like a stir fry. Greek cuisine is teeming with quick, few ingredient dishes and tiganiá is the classic winter mezze you will definitely love.Continue reading by
Summer jumped into winter with abrupt gusts of wind that made us wonder in awe, where did summer go? From T-shirt Monday to Wellies Friday there was an interlude of insane winds, half of the items in Athens that could get airborne, they did. Medicane they said, like hurricane only in the Mediterranean. Soup I said, chicken soup, comfort food, the Greek way.Continue reading by