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Stewed Pork With Leeks, Celery and Avgolemono Sauce

Nov 18th, 2014 | By
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 […]



Greek Food Gazette 16/11/2014

Nov 16th, 2014 | By
Greek Food Gazette 16/11/2014

Here’s a list of the Top Ten places to grab a beer in Athens A New Yorker’s guide to Athens It’s time to get excited about Greek wine again Greek restaurant among Trip Advisor Top 25 of the world 2 tons of vegetables rejected by fussy grocery stores feeds 5,000 Greeks Some seats left for […]



Octopus Souvlaki Meze With Greek-Style Chimichurri

Nov 11th, 2014 | By
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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



Roast Lamb Chops & Potatoes

Oct 5th, 2014 | By
Roast Lamb Chops & Potatoes

This is a Greek food site – here you’re going to get many offerings of lamb. This past summer during my vacation in Greece, we celebrated August 15th (Panagias) with a feast of grilled lamb chops. I bought too many from the butcher and I froze the rest. Fast forward to early September and out […]



Easy Tyropitakia in a Pan

Sep 28th, 2014 | By
Easy Tyropitakia in a Pan

While here in Greece, many leave the city for their ancestral town/village or they head to their summer homes/vacation spot. It could be the mountains […]



Octopus Ravioli

Sep 7th, 2014 | By
Octopus Ravioli

If you’re a regular reader of this blog you know that I love octopus and if you love Greek food or have visited Greece – you know octopus is cooked in array of ways from braised to grilled, roasted to pickled. When one buys an octopus, you get eight tentacles and the head. Everything but […]



Greek Food Gazette 26/07/14

Jul 26th, 2014 | By
Greek Food Gazette 26/07/14

Win a trip for two to Greece, courtesy of Greek National Tourist Org Boutari Wines adapting to the changing times Ten of the Mediterranean’s 30 most popular island vacation destinations this summer are Greek Wine Spectator honours two restaurants in Athens Koufonissia in the Aegean your secret seaside awaits you Wine makes a comeback in […]