Tag: Greek recipes

katahra deftera lagana

Traditional Lagana recipe for Kathara Deftera

Today is Kathara Deftera, which means ‘Clean Monday’ and it is the first day of Greek Orthodox Easter Lent, which lasts forty days. Kathara Deftera is a public holiday in Greece, and…

GALATOPITA

Traditional Galatopita recipe

Galatopita or Galopita basically translates to ‘milk pie.’ Also known as a Greek custard tart, it is mainly made up of milk, semolina, eggs, and butter. All throughout Greece, there are variations…

GIOUVETSI

Traditional Giouvetsi recipe

Giouvetsi is one of Greece’s most traditional and loved dishes that is enjoyed by all the family. It’s an oven-baked meal, featuring kritharaki (orzo) and meat (veal, beef, chicken or lamb can be…

Vegetarian Gemista recipe 1

Vegetarian Gemista recipe

Not just for fasting, this vegetarian dish is a year-round favorite for most Greeks. Legend has it that stuffed vegetables are tastier if eaten the next day; we can assure you that…

FILAKIA PARIS

Where to find the best souvlaki in Paris

Maybe you are under the impression that Paris is full of Greek souvlaki joints because of the Latin Quarter and several Greek restaurants, but trust me, it’s not so easy to find…

THE HELLENIC ODYSSEY

A quest to put Greece on the culinary map

The Hellenic Odyssey, a travel and food tour operator is on a quest to put Greece on the culinary map. Australian born with a proud Cretan heritage, Kelly Michelakis, founder of The…

KATHY TSAPLES at her shop

Kathy Tsaples, living her ‘Sweet Greek’ dream

Greek Australian Kathy Tsaples, owner of the Sweet Greek shop in Melbourne and author of two popular cookbooks has an inspirational story behind her success. It is one of a brave, courageous…

KOLOKITHOKEFTEDES

Greek Zucchini Fritters with Feta recipe

Kolokithokeftedes are Greek Zucchini Fritters with Feta, which is by far one of the most popular meze dishes in Greece! This delicious vegetarian appetizer is perfect all year round and can be…

Christopsomo

Traditional Christopsomo recipe

“Christopsomo” in Greek means “Christ’s Bread” and this is why the bread is decorated with a cross. Christopsomo is considered very sacred in Greek households and is made with great care to…

diples

Traditional Diples Recipe for the Festive Season

Diples are a traditional Greek sweet, served mostly at celebrations including Christmas, engagements, weddings, and baptisms and are viewed as a sweet of prosperity. Along with Kourabiedes and Melomakaranona, they are the…

KOURABIEDES

Traditional Kourabiedes Recipe in time for Christmas

Along with Melomakarona, the most popular Greek sweets served around the Festive Season are Kourabiedes- an almond shortbread biscuit, which consists of lots of butter, almonds and plenty of icing sugar. Here is a…

It’s Never Too Early to Start Christmas Feasting 10

It’s Never Too Early to Start Christmas Feasting

Christmas is coming and wherever you may be in the world it’s about time to start getting into the seasonal spirit. We will be presenting various Greek chefs and barmen this month…

MELOMAKARONA

Traditional Melomakarona Recipe for the Festive Season

Melomakarona are traditional Greek Christmas spiced cookies that are moist, syrupy and extremely flavoursome. They are prepared in Greek households over the Festive Season and as they are Nistisima (lent friendly) they…

Athens to open its first-ever Food Hall 14

Athens to open its first-ever Food Hall

The Greek capital is set to open its first-ever Food Hall, a 12 million euro project that will feature a shopping centre filled with artisanal, gourmet and organic products from all over…

Traditional Prawn Saganaki recipe 16

Traditional Prawn Saganaki recipe

Prawn Saganaki is Greece’s famous seafood dish featuring prawns drenched in a fresh juicy tomato sauce and melted Feta cheese. It’s ideal as a starter or you can serve it as a main…