Interview with Marianna Leivaditaki on her new book Aegean and a giveaway!


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Aegean Marianna Leivaditaki

Last week I spoke with Marianna Leivaditaki about her new book, Aegean. I’ve met Marianna through her cooking, the wonderful modern tapas of Morito Hackney. Below you can read more about Marianna, the new cookbook and enter the giveway, to claim one of the 5 copies.

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Greek honey


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If there is anything that makes our life sweeter, this is certainly honey. I have a very soft spot for this golden delight. It sweetens my breakfast spreads, brightens up my yogurt pots and gives substance to any salad vinaigrette. Let alone all the scrumptious honey-syrup desserts. Honey is the perfect little touch that makes everything taste somewhat better. But how much do you really know about honey?

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Roasted pumpkin with pomegranate and cream of feta


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Warm Autumn salads

How many pumpkins have you cooked so far? Halloween weekend just passed I bet you had your fare share of pumpkin. I made a delicious and very autumny pumpkin salad with pomegranate and cream of feta.

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To Limani and a few words on Greek fish taverns


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 palaia Fokaia Greek fish taverns @eatyourselfgreek

I have many friends who visit Greece for holidays. More often than not this would be an escape on the islands, be it glamorous Mykonos, romantic Santorini or a chilled road-trip to the Peloponnese. Of course Athens will be kept for the prized city break of winter sun. If you are a first timer you are certainly going to keep yourself busy in the center, hopping from museum to museum and strolling in the center of Plaka. But what do Athenians do on their weekend?
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Imam bayildi, in love with aubergines


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Whether you love aubergines or look at them suspiciously, this one dish will change the way you look at them for ever. In essence, it is aubergines simmered in olive oil and a lavish tomato sauce sweetened with hints of baked garlic and parsley. It collects all the summer goodness and it is perfectly paired with feta cheese. It will certainly make you crave for more.

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Rebetiko


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Do you cook to music at all? I very often leave the radio on to hum in the background and catch a couple of notes in between the sizzling and bubbling, although I am a notoriously bad singer.

Writing about ntolmadakia, soutzoukakia, youvarlakia and the refugees from Asia Minor for my previous posts, I remembered rebetiko, the music they brought with them. You are perhaps mildly acquainted with some of the songs, as they are often the soundtrack to your meals in little tavernas all over Greece and elsewhere.

Taximi, illustration by A. Fasianos for the book 'Rebetika tragoudia' by Elias Petropoulos

Taximi, illustration by A. Fasianos for the book ‘Rebetika tragoudia’ by Elias Petropoulos

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