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Posts Tagged ‘ Greece ’

Briam

Jul 20th, 2010 | By | Category: easy and fast, Recipes

A light summer dish made of vegetables. Briam can be found throughout Greece as well as in the surrounding countries. The name lets me assume that the dish originates in the Ottoman empire. The dish fits the season perfectly due to its main ingredients such as tomato, eggplant and courgette. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this [...]



Dakos

Jul 19th, 2010 | By | Category: easy and fast, Recipes, Salads and Dressings

Again a recipe that uses Paximadi bread. This dry bread with barley is used a lot in Greek cuisine and Dakos is the classic dish for it. A hearty salad with tomato and feta cheese for hot weather. The Italian equivalent is Friselle, a dish that is common in Apulia. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this [...]



Oven baked lamb chops – Παϊδάκια στο φούρνο

Jul 2nd, 2010 | By | Category: Meat and Poultry, Recipes

The BBQ season has started but not all of us have the possibilities to do a BBQ. Here I present a method of preparing lambb chops in a way that does not require open fire but delivers a very juicy and crispy chop. Besides that it goes faster. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend [...]



Striftari Salad – Σαλάτα απο Στριφτάρι

Jun 29th, 2010 | By | Category: Recipes, Salads and Dressings

The Striftari is a Greek noodle. It is often served as salad rather than a regular pasta dish. You can find Striftaria with all sorts of flavors. Mine were seasoned with spinach an garlic, which developed a wonderful scent while boiling them. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share [...]



Biftekia – Μπιφτέκια – Greek burgers

Jun 24th, 2010 | By | Category: Meat and Poultry, Recipes

Nothing better than burgers, but they have to be juicy. There are many theories on how to get them juicy. Some of then have to do with the frying or grilling process, others with the mixture of the ingredients. My secret ingredient is the apple. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz [...]



Zucchini Avocado salad with Graviera cheese

Jun 21st, 2010 | By | Category: easy and fast, Recipes, Salads and Dressings

This salad is served in one of my favorite taverns here in Athens called Canela. There they serve simple but tasty Mediterranean food. The important thing about this salad is the Graviera cheese. It should not be too salty and not too hard. One might try it with a piece of young Pecorino. Bookmark on [...]



Spanakopita – Spinach and Feta cheese pie

Jun 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Bread and Baking, Recipes, Starters

This classic Greek dish is very popular throughout the country. It is often eaten as a snack and you can find it in every bakery. I would even say it is a common as a slice of Pizza in other places. In taverns it is served as Mezze or first course to accompany a glass [...]



Tzatziki, Tsaziki, Tζατζίκι – Cacık

Jun 7th, 2010 | By | Category: Dips, Recipes

The weather is getting warmer and it is time to come up with some light dishes. Besides that I discovered that I had left out one of the Greek classics. The Tzaziki. Many of you will say now “well that just sounds like the Turkish Cacik!” And I would agree. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this [...]



A walk to Troon Street – out and about in Athens

May 2nd, 2010 | By | Category: Out in Athens, Recipes

If you have some time on a Sunday, it is nice to go for a walk to Petralona, crossing the Filopapou hill. You will find nice architecture, a great ice cream shop, a quiet time and the best of all: you will end up in a little street that has plenty of nice tavernas – [...]



Octapodi

May 2nd, 2010 | By | Category: Uncategorized

This is a great little animated film from 2007. The film won back then many awards and is really well done. A love story that is located in a Greek island. Of course the story involves food…in a way;) Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin share [...]