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Greek Food Gazette 31/10/2014

Oct 31st, 2014 | By
Greek Food Gazette 31/10/2014

Melitini: a sweet Greek crisis story made in Santorini A delicious video from Aegean Islands highlighting Greek Gastronomy Amphipolis ancient burial site video released Survey says: 37% of Britons want Parthenon Marbles returned to Greece Blue Star Ferries announces 2015 ferry schedules to Aegean Islands Get your seats now for Nov.16th Greek Country Cooking Dinner […]



Mamakas Taverna on Ossington

Oct 30th, 2014 | By
Mamakas Taverna on Ossington

Torontonians have one more reason to visit Ossington and it comes from Thanos Tripi, a friend who’s been planning this opening for two years and finally, we have Mamakas Taverna. Mamakas derives from the Greek word “Mamakias”,  meaning mama’s boy. This casual restaurant seats 85, the space is long with an open kitchen and a […]



Milk Braised Pork With Leeks and Celery

Oct 29th, 2014 | By
Milk Braised Pork With Leeks and Celery

I had heard of this milk-braised pork dish, seen it on TV even and finally, I was able to taste a fantastic version earlier this year when I had lunch at the Purple Pig in downtown Chicago. The restaurant’s chef is half-Greek Jimmy Bannos Jr. and this is my riff on that superb pork dish […]



Metaxi Mas, Santorini

Oct 28th, 2014 | By
Metaxi Mas, Santorini

Before last year, I hadn’t been to Santorini since 1988. This past summer I got to visit this “jewel of the Mediterranean” not once but twice! While I was staying at the nearby Voreina Suites in Pyrgos, I had some time to chat with the hotel’s receptionists who should probably be renamed “concierges” with their […]



Beet Salad With Herbed Goat Cheese and Greens

Oct 27th, 2014 | By
Beet Salad With Herbed Goat Cheese and Greens

Although it’s autumn and I now gravitate more towards soups, I do still enjoy a hearty salad. In Greece, they are blessed to have winter vegetables and greens (climate) and beets are very popular. Here, I roast beets then poach in  sweet/sour combination of red wine and balsamic vinegars. The beets alone are very sweet […]



Greek Food Gazette 26/10/14

Oct 26th, 2014 | By
Greek Food Gazette 26/10/14

Costco US signs deal for Cretan olive oil exports to US Enjoy this fabulous video from Aegean Airlines featuring Greek Gastronomy Chinese continue to travel/visit Santorini A guardian of Greek food traditions Seats now on sale for Nov.16th Greek Supper Club at Urban Pantry in Uxbridge Post Footer automatically generated by Add Post Footer Plugin […]



An Evening of Greek Country Cooking

Oct 25th, 2014 | By
An Evening of Greek Country Cooking

  I am delighted to announce An Evening of Greek Country Cooking at The Urban Pantry, Uxbridge’s contemporary Canadian eatery, nestled in the country, just 45 minutes from the city. Greek-owned and supporters of the Kalofagas Supper Clubs, I am looking forward to sharing these comforting Greek dishes on Sunday, November 16th. Together we’ll enjoy […]



Baked Mushrooms Stuffed With Kefalotyri Cheese

Oct 24th, 2014 | By
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 […]



Lamb Two-Ways

Oct 23rd, 2014 | By
Lamb Two-Ways

Here’s a dish for a special occasion/dinner or something to prepare on the weekends. It’s Lamb Two Ways…not really that hard, just an extra step when preparing the lamb.What I’ve done here is separate the ribs from the loin from a Frenched rack of lamb that I bought from my butcher. If you’re not too […]



Recap of Thymiopoulos Dinner

Oct 21st, 2014 | By
Recap of Thymiopoulos Dinner

This past Sunday, I cooked a meal inspired from the cuisine of Naoussa to complement the wines of Thymiopoulos Vineyards. Our guests loved the wines and the Moschato Tsipouro from Tirnavo. My thanks go out to Apostolos Thymiopoulos and Nicole Artopoulos of Victory Wines here in Toronto. The dinner was set in Toronto’s St. Lawrence […]