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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Thoughts and recipe on mayiritsa

Traditional Greek Easter dishes

mayiritsa @eatyourselfgreek

There is one Greek dish that can easily claim the prize of the most controversial of all dishes as far as Greek cooking is concerned. It’s a soup, it has plenty of greens, we enjoy it during Easter and it has a secret ingredient that could make you squeamish. For those in the know, you have already guessed the dish: mayiritsa! For those new to the dish, just name five animal organs you have never seen on a plate: Bingo! Continue reading

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Make your own gyros souvlaki at home

gyros at home @eatyourselfgreek

Carnival season is open again this year. Parades have already started to get organised and we are all waiting for Tsiknopempti to get the party started. Tsiknopempti, the official BBQ day of the year for Greece, it is a celebration equivalent to Shrove Tuesday, but with a lot of grilling instead of pancakes. Are you ready for home-made gyros? Continue reading

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Wild boar chops with citrus zest and mustard cream sauce

It’s all game

New year, new recipes. I admit it took me a while to come up with something new and a little different. Inspiration was found somewhere between ideas for Christmas dinner and the ‘exotic’ meats of Greece. It arrived to me frozen and well wrapped, at the hefty weight of two kilos that landed on my doorsteps via mum’s hands. She was very excited that I would make her some wild boar. Wild boar chops, to be precise!

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