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26 June 2013
23 October 2011
I first encountered this delicious, succulent octopus recipe inland in the Peloponnese, near Mantineia, one of the great wine-producing regions of Greece. Baking octopus in paper helps retain all its juices and also makes for a dramatic presentation. Try it with an aromatic Moschofilero wine from the same region.
13 June 2023
Greeks just might be born to grill – so, of course, it makes sense to go Greek for Father’s Day! Grilling is everywhere in Greece, no matter where you go, and historically this cooking method has long been a part of the Mediterranean cooking repertoire: evidence of grilling can be found in Greece’s Mycenaean civilization during 1600-1100 B.C. Archaeologists have ...
10 April 2023
This recipe for Yemista me Thalassina, or peppers and tomatoes stuffed with seafood, turns the ordinary into the extraordinary! You can use any combination of seafood you like. Yemista, or stuffed peppers and tomatoes, are, of course, a Greek diet and Mediterranean diet classic, especially during periods of fasting and in the summer when tomatoes and peppers are at ...
4 April 2023
Here in Greece, we’re still deep in the Lenten season, a 49-day period before Easter and a time of spiritual and physical cleansing. It’s a great time to reset, cleanse, and clarify intentions for the year. It also happens to be a great time to get back to the roots of the Mediterranean diet. Interestingly, some of the most delicious Greek foods are cooked during this time.
20 February 2023
Here in Greece, we’re just about to enter into the Lenten season. Greek Orthodox Lent starts with Clean Monday, on February 27th this year, and will last right up until Easter, on Sunday, April 16. For the entire 40 days, those who follow the fast abstain from all animal products and fish but not seafood, which is what I am focusing on today! The strictest practitioners abstain even from olive oil on specific days each week and from alcohol.
6 February 2023
These braised mushrooms with wrinkled olives and orange take their cue from other traditional Greek recipes that call either for seafood, such as squid or octopus, or pork, cooked with oranges and olives. But there is a huge difference. Mushrooms are a kind of delicious functional food – a super food -- and they are gaining in reputation as ...
5 September 2022
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12 July 2022
When you imagine a Greek island getaway, what usually comes to mind? Beaches with crystal-clear water, white rocks and sand, those iconic blue domed roofs on cliffsides that descend abruptly into the sea? If so, you’re not alone, and you’re most likely picturing Santorini, one of Greece’s most famous (and breathtakingly beautiful) islands. But besides caldera views that won’t quit ...
13 June 2022
A taste of regional Greece...excited to announce my menus on MGT4 sponsor Celestyal Cruises.