43 SEARCH RESULTS FOR: pilaf
10 September 2020
From luscious stews to delicately flavored stuffed vegetables to soups and salads and pilafs, Greek cookery is rife with meatless meals. It’s hard to think of a cuisine so closely associated with dishes like spit-roasted goat and lamb and skewered kebabs as having a strong vegetarian tradition. Yet the penchant for pulses, vegetables, and grains goes back a long way ...
25 May 2020
Nuts and seeds are an ancient and integral part of the Mediterranean Diet. Learn more about which nuts and seeds are important in the Greek diet and how they are used in everything from salads to sweets.
16 March 2020
The foods we consume affect our physical and emotional health and wellbeing, but so does the actual act of cooking, which I turn to and highly recommend in good times and hard times. Take a look at three of the Mediterranean Diet's most delicious and healthful ingredients, good for our bodies and minds!
9 March 2020
The kitchen and the provision of food have traditionally been women's domaine in Greece, the only place they were able to exercise power. Read this interesting essay by guest blogger and Athens by Fork guide Finiki Papadopoulou.
11 May 2019
The range of Greek vegetable-rice dishes covers all manner of seasonal ingredients. These recipes are more similar in texture to Italian risotti than to the pilafs (pilafi in Greek) of the East.This is one of my favorite go-to recipes when I want to create something that harks back to tradition but is modern, easy, and elegant. It is adapted ...
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 ...
12 September 2017
Quite often I need something I can stick in the oven and leave to cook while I jump in the shower and race out the door again. You can pick up little bargains on nice fish and I got a couple of sea bass fillets.
28 December 2016
Buckwheat, called fagopyro in Greek, is an ancient grain and one of the healthiest things you can eat. The colors in this easy pilaf make it perfect for a festive table. 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 March 2016
My favorite rice is, of course, Greek! It's more flavorful than other rices from around the world because it grows near the river deltas in N. Greece, seasoned by the salty spray of the sea nearby. We cook rice for dinner in Greece, as a main course, not only as a side dish. This recipe calls for Greek saffron and ...