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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 […]



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 […]