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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
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
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, ...
25 February 2012
Spetzofai is a classic sausage and pepper stew from the Volos and Mt. Pelion region of Greece. Sometimes you can find the dish with fish. I adapted it to the needs of Lent and created a cuttlefish and roasted red pepper version of this recipe. It’s great as a main course or as a meze and it goes with crisp ...
23 October 2011
It’s not by accident that literature is filled with references to the tricks unethical fishmongers will play. From the ancient comedy writers to Athenaeus to Shakespeare, the fishmonger is derided for everything from spraying fish with water to make it look fresh to overcharging for his goods. Not much has changed today. So how, exactly can you know if the ...
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