Greek Food Gazette 23/11/2014

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    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 […]

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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 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 […]

Baked Oysters Onassis Baked Oysters Onassis

This is my Greek take on Oysters Rockefeller, a dish so rich that it was named after the wealthy Rockefeller family in the US. This dish originated in New Orleans and up to the 80’s it appeared on many steak and seafood restaurant menus. My Greek take on this classic includes use of a Bechamel, […]

Talk Toronto

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 […]

An Evening of Greek Country Cooking at Urban Pantry An Evening of Greek Country Cooking at Urban Pantry

This past Sunday, I hosted the latest Greek Supper Club at Urban Pantry, just 45 minutes northeast of Toronto, in Uxbridge. The concept was Greek Country Cooking and the setting of a Uxbridge was ideal for a comforting Greek meal. Greek wine was selected and poured by Kolonaki Group and the Cretan olive oil was […]

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 […]