Soup, chicken soup

Greek chicken soup @eatyourselfgreek

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.

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A bird from elsewhere

Do you know how turkey came by its name? A New World bird with a Middle-Eastern moniker, I found it a little odd. Well, I was itching with curiosity and stumbled upon a very entertaining blogpost in Greek by Nikos Sarantakos. A fellow linguist who has followed the bird around traces a very interesting linguistic footprint.

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Greek roast chicken in England

So what did I do whilst in London? Walked a lot, drank a little and enjoyed a jolly good time with friends and family, it felt a bit like celebrating Christmas only a month early. The festive season has definitely arrived back in England, from every shop window to the last pub, the place is dripping in Christmas decorations and lights. It’s very early indeed, but I won’t complain, it’s fun to get carried away with the fireworks, street lights and celebrations. Especially when nothing of the sort is happening yet back in Greece.

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Greek fast food

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

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