It’s all GRK Authentic Gyros

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    It’s all GRK Authentic Gyros

    It’s all grk Authentic Gyros http://itsallgrk.com/ Where: three locations in Toronto  – Dundas: 416 361 9888 | Bellwoods: 416 703 7888 | Annex: 416 968 7888 Owners: Matty Tsoumaris & Nathan Godin The Food: Its all grk offers two types of gyro – chicken and pork, pork and chicken souvlaki, kebab, Greek fries, an array […]

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Greek Food Gazette 23/11/2014 Greek Food Gazette 23/11/2014

As espresso rises, Greek coffee may be left for the Turks Carlsberg buys a majority stake in Olympic Brewery (FIX) Greek fruit traders visit Gulf region to fill void caused by Russian ban Tarpon Springs, Florida – still redolent of its Greek history The landmark Emporikon Hotel in Athens is set to reopen Post Footer […]

Chicken Avgolemono With Vegetables and Kritharaki Chicken Avgolemono With Vegetables and Kritharaki

This post is about Avgolemono – a compound word in Greek meaning egg/lemon and we use it to make thick lemony sauces or to finish off a soup. The classic Chicken Avgolemono is the most familiar and here, I am basically making a chicken noodle soup with a couple of Greek twists. First, I am […]

Stewed Pork With Leeks, Celery and Avgolemono Sauce Stewed Pork With Leeks, Celery and Avgolemono Sauce

The cold months are here, at least here in Canada and the light, summer time dishes and salads have given way to soups and stews. Today’s dish is a classic, using pork shoulder, leeks and celery. Pigs in many villages in Greece are fattened up all year then slaughtered in December and broken down and […]

Octopus Souvlaki Meze With Greek-Style Chimichurri Octopus Souvlaki Meze With Greek-Style Chimichurri

This past summer was a busy one filled with Greek Supper Clubs and catering dinner parties. I love entertaining and now that it’s become a full-time job, I get to try many of the ideas I have swirling in my head. Greek loves octopus and we cook/prepare it in many ways but my favourite is […]

Recipes

Baked Apples Stuffed With Walnuts Baked Apples Stuffed With Walnuts

It’s autumn and the markets are teeming with apples…apples to eat as a snack, apples for making apple sauce, apples for pies and apples for baking. Here in Ontario, we must have at least 10 varieties in the marlet – people love apples! This recipe is quick, easy and it uses ingredients most of us […]

Baked Mushrooms Stuffed With Kefalotyri Cheese Baked Mushrooms Stuffed With Kefalotyri Cheese

This appetizer was served this past Sunday at my Naoussa-themed Greek Supper Club featuring Thymiopoulos Wines. It’s a rich little bit but ohhh so delicious. This offering is an appetizer so a little decadence is okay and besides, this is an easy appetizer to serve for the coming holiday season. Basically we’re stuffing mushroom caps […]

Talk Toronto

It’s all GRK Authentic Gyros It’s all GRK Authentic Gyros

It’s all grk Authentic Gyros http://itsallgrk.com/ Where: three locations in Toronto  – Dundas: 416 361 9888 | Bellwoods: 416 703 7888 | Annex: 416 968 7888 Owners: Matty Tsoumaris & Nathan Godin The Food: Its all grk offers two types of gyro – chicken and pork, pork and chicken souvlaki, kebab, Greek fries, an array […]

Serano Bakery Serano Bakery

Serano Bakery http://www.seranobakery.com/ Where: 830 Pape Ave, East York, ON M4K 3T5 (416) 462-2735 Owners: Sophie and Chris and Kostas Takas The Goods: Serano Bakery offers breads, cakes for all occasions, Greek sweets, homemade pies, phyllo based sweets like Baklava, cookies, puddings. Try their revani, kataifi, kariokes or chocolate baklava. My brother and sister-in-law ordered […]

Travel

Recap of Montreal Supper Club at Su Restaurant Recap of Montreal Supper Club at Su Restaurant

Last month I returned to Montreal to cook at the city’s preeminent Turkish Restaurant – Su. Invited by Chef Fisun Ercan  , who grew up in the kitchen and she shares her passion and affinity for Mediterranean flavours. The staff at Su and chef were warm, very hospitable and it was a joy to cook […]

To Psaraki in Santorini, One of Greece’s Best Fish and Seafood Tavernas To Psaraki in Santorini, One of Greece’s Best Fish and Seafood Tavernas

To Psaraki www.topsaraki.gr Where: atop of the Port of Vlyhada, Santorini Owners: Thanassis Sfouggaris and Angeliki Synetou The Food: The food on their website is described as “simple and honest food” and is true to a certain extent, as ther plating has this simple yet exquisite elegance that I think captures and elevates what Greek […]

Pantry

Pickled Grapes With Manouri Cheese and Salad Greens Pickled Grapes With Manouri Cheese and Salad Greens

Last week I hosted my latest Greek Supper Club, this time the venue was at St. Lawrence Market, Toronto’s world famous central market. The dinner theme was Greek dishes with some Canadian twists. Greek eating and drinking has been centered around wine since ancient times but there’s always some new twists to be added so […]

Sesame Halva Balls Sesame Halva Balls

In Greece, we love our Halvah but the definition can be a little confusing, as there are a few different varieties. One kind of halva […]