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23 September 2019
This Greek recipe was born of the quest for modernizing traditional recipes. The flavors are very soothing, almost caramel-like. Greek coffee is very finely ground and needs to be prepared in a special pot called a briki. You can also use regular brewed coffee for this Greek dessert recipe.
26 April 2019
Tsoureki is the Greek Easter bread that usually appears in abundance during Greek Easter. There are lots of great leftovers to be made with it. Here’s one of my favorites.
12 September 2017
If dessert can be healthy, halva would win top prize. To find some of the artisinal Greek products you'll need to make this, visit my online shop here , where you'll discover a host of lovingly curated Greek ingredients.
8 September 2017
The end of the summer on Ikaria is always filled with a sweet sadness. The light shifts ever so subtly from crisp white to hints of gold. Fall is imminent. We pack up the house. We say “Kalo Fthinoporo — Have a good autumn,” to friends who we won’t see for months, maybe for a full year. The garden brims with ...
13 October 2015
“Mom, can you make a lemon cake ?” this is a refrain I hear pretty often in our house, as my son, 14 and hungry just about every 20 minutes, has had a sweet tooth since he first tasted ice cream, still in the stroller, around the age of 1. I never aimed to curb it. Instead, I taught my kids to ...
27 August 2015
BAKING A CAKE FOR A SAINT One of the most endearing aspects of Greek cooking is the tradition of food as symbolism or as an offering, specific dishes prepared to commemorate specific holidays or saints. We bake Christopsomo, or “Christ’s Bread” on Christmas, St Basil’s bread, Vassilopita, on New Year’s Day, the name day of St. Basil, Varvara, a sweet ...
7 August 2015
Ikaria Longevity Secret: Petimezi, an Ancient, Natural Sweetener I took this picture a few years ago, while pressing grapes the old-fashioned way in a neighbor’s yard. Almost everyone on Ikaria makes their own wine and many people live in old houses that are still outfitted with a large stone basin with a spout, in which they press grapes and ...
10 October 2011
In this nation of bread eaters, the subject of regional pasta is, ironically, vast. There are, indeed, dozens, if not more, different traditional Greek pastas, and certainly dozens of ways to cook them. Some are truly unusual. A Little History Pasta has always been part and parcel of the Greek larder. Common belief has it that Marco Polo was the ...
10 October 2011
Grape must is the vine’s utilitarian child. Obviously as old as the vine itself, the unfermented juice of the grape has found a place in the annals of gastronomy from earliest times, in ways which have changed surprisingly little over the centuries. The tart juice of unripe grapes, for example, was used by the ancient Egyptians as a sauce for ...