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14 February 2018
Five Reasons Why Octopus & Squid are Lenten Superfoods Did you know that octopus, squid and cuttlefish, the three main cephalapods in Greek cuisine, are a among the healthiest nonplant-based proteins we can eat? It’s no wonder they play such an important role during Greek Lent. The six weeks before Easter call for abstaining from m eat and dairy products, ...
1 December 2014
This black risotto is a Mediterranean classic, one of the most elegant and exotic dishes in all the region’s repertoire, made even more so with the subtle use of Mastiha.
25 May 2022
From grilled lamb chops to grilled fish, the recipes and techniques for grilling in the Greek diet are countless. Read on!
11 April 2022
Holy Week is right around the corner here in Greece! Holy Week, or as Greeks call it, “Megali Evdomada,” marks the week from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, and it also indicates the beginning of the end of the Lenten season . It’s also the last chance to enjoy some of my personal favorite Greek dishes – recipes that showcase some of ...
6 May 2020
This retro-stuffed grilled calamari is a taverna classic and one often found in the seaside fish eateries along the Athenian Riviera. You can use frozen squid for this, but make sure the tubes are large enough to fill.
24 January 2020
This is my favorite Greek recipe for a classic dressing! Use it over a simple, fresh greens salads. It’s also great over grilled seafood, such as shrimp and squid. You can try adding a grated knob of ginger to this as well as some fresh herbs of choice, such as chopped dill, parsley, mint or basil. I like to ...
19 February 2019
Kritharoto is a new name in the Greek culinary lexicon, a hybrid borrowed from Italian risotto and Greek kritharaki, the name for orzo. This dish essentially is a variation on the great northern Greek classic mussel pilaf.
12 February 2019
Greek Lent What are the Foods of Greek Orthodox Lent? Several years ago, I spent the night before «Clean Monday», as Greeks call the first day of Lent, baking the traditional Lenten flatbread lagana with a local Athenian baker. Even though he went about his business methodically and professionally, turning out more than a thousand or so loaves, he didn’t ...
27 February 2012
The filling of rice, pine nuts, raisins, onions, and herbs is used in slightly varying renditions in many of the stuffed dishes of Greece, from dolmades, to stuffed peppers and tomatoes, to stuffed squid.
25 February 2012
Several years ago, I spent the night before «Clean Monday», as Greeks call the first day of Lent, baking the traditional Lenten flatbread lagana with a local Athenian baker. Even though he went about his business methodically and professionally, turning out more than a thousand or so loaves, he didn’t fail to observe all the traditions of th fast. Indeed, ...
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