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Greece - Food & Drinks - Salad: Choriatiki.

9 Jul 2020 2 minute read 4 comments Publish7

A fresh cut 'Choriatiki salad' or 'Greek salad' writes like a fairy tale in your mouth. Its wide range of tastes is a real sophisticated pleasure that explodes on your tongue and your palate. The sweetness of the tomatoes, the bitterness of the cucu...

Greece - Food & Drinks - Main Dish: Spanakorizo.

1 Jul 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Publish7

'Spanakorizo' (σπανακόρυζο) is a dish that got its name from its 2 main ingredients: 'Spanaki' meaning 'Spinach' and 'Rizo' meaning 'Rice'. So as its name 'Spinach Rice' already reveals, it is a very easy to create dish. Spanakorizo can be eaten bot...

Greece - Food & Drinks - Main Dish: Fakes.

25 Jun 2020 2 minute read 4 comments Publish7

'Fakes' or 'Lentil soup' is a main dish that is very present in the Greek cuisine. Together with chickpeas soup(ρεβύθια) it is one of the dishes that is believed to bear the secret to pave a way into a long, healthy life. (According to several resea...

Greece - Food & Drinks - Main Dish: Piperies Gemista.

24 Jun 2020 2 minute read 5 comments Publish7

'Gemista' is the Greek word for 'stuffed'. So 'Piperies Gemista' means 'stuffed paprika'. Here in Greece we stuff nearly every vegetable we can find. From tomatoes, aubergines, paprika's, mushrooms and so on. Just name it. The dish I present here is...

Greece - Food & Drinks - Side Dish: Taramokeftedes.

22 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Publish7

'Taramokeftedes' or 'Fish roe balls' is a very tasty, finger licking, yet easy to create, side dish of the Greek cuisine. It's main ingredients are tarama, parsley, dill and fennel. As you know (or not) Greeks are real heroes in throwing the entire...

Sunday Dinner at the Grover Hotel: Midnight Special Roast

22 Jun 2020 4 minute read 0 comments orneryowl

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Greece - Food & Drinks - Side Dish: Fawa.

19 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Publish7

Greeks just LOVE legumes (beans, lentils, chickpeas, yellow split peas, ...). You will find many variations created from them. In this post I show you how to create 'Fawa'. 'Fawa' or 'Yellow Split Peas puree' is a very easy to create side dish of th...

Greece - Food & Drinks - Main Dish: Ntomates Gemista.

18 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Publish7

Gemista is the Greek word for ‘stuffed’. So ‘Ntomates Gemista’ means ‘stuffed tomatoes’. When we say gemista, we not only take into account tomatoes but also other vegetables like peppers, aubergines, … Gemista is a typical summer dish. It can be se...

Greece - Food & Drinks - Side Dish: Skordalia.

17 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Publish7

Skordalia (garlic sauce) is a very easy to create appetizer/side dish of the Greek cuisine. Its main ingredients are garlic, bread and olive oil. This (side) dish is mainly served with fish. Actually this sauce is part of a dish that is consumed by...

Greece - Food & Drinks - Pastry: Chortopita.

10 Jun 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Publish7

As mentioned in a previous post of mine, about tiropitakia, Greeks and their pites (pies) are like two hands on a belly: inseparable! In this post I show you how to make Chortopita, the 'traditional' way. That means that you make the dough yourself....