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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 […]



Boiled Greens With Grilled Garlic Scapes

Jul 24th, 2014 | By
Boiled Greens With Grilled Garlic Scapes

At last month’s Greek Supper Club, I served up whole grilled lavraki flown in from Greece and although it wasn’t on the menu, I decided to serve boiled horta (greens) as a side to the fish. It’s a MUST. In Greece, folks will go for walks to forage wild edible greens with the most common […]



Squid Ink Spaghetti With Zesty Calamari

Jul 22nd, 2014 | By
Squid Ink Spaghetti With Zesty Calamari

Here’s an easy pasta dish that combines inspiration from the south in Crete, from the seaside tavernas and from northern Greece with the use of Boukovo…Greek chilli flakes. I first has cuttlefish and squid served covered in their squid ink…an odd sight at first but jet-black delicious! One can buy squid ink from finer grocers […]



Cafe Frappe Ice Cream With Honey Roasted Figs

Jul 15th, 2014 | By
Cafe Frappe Ice Cream With Honey Roasted Figs

Just two days ago, I served this Greek Summer inspired ice cream, reminiscent of Cafe Frappe – the iced coffee enjoyed in Greece using Nescafe instant coffee. In old days, Nescafe was added to a cocktail shaker with sugar to taste, water and shaken to a thick foam then poured into a tall glass. Cold […]



Snails Stifado With Creamy Sour Trahana

Jul 8th, 2014 | By
Snails Stifado With Creamy Sour Trahana

A couple of weeks ago I hosted a Cretan-themed dinner, featuring traditional dishes from Greece’s largest island – Crete. This island is considered the birthplace of the Mediterranean Diet and these folks like to stick to their traditions. That includes using their staples with include snails and sour trahana. Snails…you want to call them escargot? […]



Kserotigana from Crete

Jul 3rd, 2014 | By
Kserotigana from Crete

Last month I cooked (and hosted) a Cretan dinner as part of my Greek Supper Club events and the dessert I chose was a Cretan specialty called Kserotigana. The dough is similar to Laconian diples but they look a little different. Diples are folded quickly in the hot oil with two forks and one has […]



Fassolakia Ladera

Jun 30th, 2014 | By
Fassolakia Ladera

Greek cuisine is full of vegetarian main options and many of those being main courses that are filling, nutritious and delicious. It’s Spring and herbs are abundant at the markets and in some of your herb gardens. The main ingredient of this one-pot dish are flat, runner or pole beans. Fassolakia. These flat beans are […]



Haniotiko Boureki

Jun 27th, 2014 | By
Haniotiko Boureki

Back in 2010 I had the pleasure of visiting Crete for the first time and specifically the Hania region. Crete is Greece’s largest island and it also boasts of being home to the original Mediterranean diet. Cretans are fiercely proud of their culture and they are set in their ways – including their diet of […]



Panna Cotta With Greek Yogurt and Mastiha

Jun 22nd, 2014 | By
Panna Cotta With Greek Yogurt and Mastiha

TThis past week, I was in New Jersey to cook a couple of Greek dinners, one was in Montclair and the other was in Little Falls. The dinner in Little Falls was hosted by a company called Pecinka-Ferri – they provide restaurant equipment and solutions and they had invited their clients (folks who design and […]



Greek Food Gazette 14/06/2014

Jun 14th, 2014 | By
Greek Food Gazette 14/06/2014

Lonely Planet rates Greece #1 in its Best of Europe list Last chance to reserve your seats at the Escape to Greece dinner in New Jersey June 16th Here’s 10 reasons (and think to do) when visiting Athens this summer  Meze Greek Tapas opens in the Boston suburb of Worcester Thessaloniki to get tram system […]