I fancied the other day something a little decadent, a burger but not quite a burger, something juicy, sweet and tangy and full of flavour. I went for Eleni Saltas’ Sloppy Joes, or better a Greek sloppy Tzo.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
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
and feta and olives and Kasseri and cherry tomatoes
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
It’s almost Christmas! For the past week I have little bells jingling in the back of my head shuffling numerous Christmas tunes. I hope you are all set for great feasts with friends and family and there is no last minute present rush. Well, there might be – get them chocolate! Keeping in line with Greek Christmas traditions, I made a pork roast with honey glaze and a very festive beetroot salad, with carrots and green apple. Continue reading
Do you remember dolmadakia? Well, now the cold weather has set in, I thought I’d tell you about our winter version as well, ntolmadakia made with cabbage! We call them lahanodolmades, which we smother with avgolemono, a super yummy egg and lemon sauce that adds a zesty finish to the dish.
This is one fussy recipe, I have to warn you, but immensely rewarding! Just make sure you have a couple of hours to spare to prepare it properly – perfect for a lazy Sunday in the kitchen.
Souvlaki is king!
If you have been to Greece, the chances are you’ve tried souvlaki or kebab (or both!). Especially during summer, you probably go from souvlaki to watermelon and back. Or at least I hope you do, because to me these are the highlights of Greek fast food. And boy, we have a strong fast food identity. Unfortunately little of this has escaped abroad, but the truth is we Greeks really love the stuff; and when it comes to souvlakia, we don’t compromise on quality. Continue reading by