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10 September 2020
Greek wines are the perfect quaff for the grazing style of meze eating. Learn how to pair them with a variety of tasty Greek treats meant to be savored and shared.
1 July 2020
Awesome is the only way to describe this delicious grilled corn recipe, a paean to my Greek-American roots. Enjoy! It’s a recipe from my most recent book, My Greek Table .
24 June 2020
Chickpeas are one of the oldest foods continuously eaten throughout the Aegean islands, and this Greek recipe for chickpea salad, inspired by the traditional foods of Paros, has a decidedly modern twist with the addition of a new ancient grain, quinoa. Quinoa isn’t native to Greece, of course, but with ancient chick peas and a healthy dose of extra ...
19 June 2020
Kapama is the name given to many different aromatic meat stews in Greece. This particular recipe is from Evia, and I’ve included two of the island’s major agricultural products, figs and green olives. It’s a great Sunday meal.
11 June 2020
This Greek recipe for spinach tart is inspired by the classic Greek spanakopita, except I use puff pastry instead of phyllo, and by the flavor palette of Messinia, where extra virgin olive oil and olives figure prominently. The landscape is almost one continuous olive grove and savory pies are a common treat. Ironically, olives are not typically incorporated into ...
28 May 2020
Konstantine "Dean" Karnazes is on TIME magazine’s cover “100 Most Influential People in the World.” Men’s Health hailed him as one of the fittest men on the planet. He has run hundreds of marathons across the globe and has twice carried the Olympic Torch. In 2019 he received the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition Lifetime Achievement Award.He also filmed with us for the "Navarino Challenge" episode of My Greek Table! We continue the conversation below, in a Q&A about health, fitness and the Greek-Mediterranean Diet.
15 May 2020
The classic recipe for a Greek salad calls for everything listed below, plus feta. In this version, made together with ultra marathoner Dean Karnazes when we met, ran and filmed in Messinia, in the southern Peloponnese, I leave out the feta but get plenty of healthy calcium from the addition of sesame seeds.
15 May 2020
Greek recipes for Greek salads abound and they aren’t all the tomato-cucumber-feta trio! Here is one great salad recipe that calls for Greek superfoods such as dried figs, Kalamata olives, and, of course, extra virgin Greek olive oil, all mingled with a mountain of cabbages, carrots, herbs and seeds. I enjoyed this inspirational salad with one of the most ...
7 May 2020
May is Mediterranean Diet month, giving us another excuse to zero in on the world’s best diet! This month I’ll discuss key features of the Mediterranean Diet as we know it in Greece, and I have to start with olive oil.
22 April 2020
Discover why the Mediterranean Diet is the best diet for a healthy planet, as well as for a sound mind and body. The plant-forward deliciousness of Greek-Mediterranean food will convince you that we can live by plants alone! Or, at least, with much less red meat in our lives. Greek cuisine, indeed, boasts one of the most plant-friendly diets on earth, with more vegetarian main courses than any other culinary tradition in the Mediterranean.