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Greek Style Pizza

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! I have a confession to make; I love, love pizza. I could eat this thing almost every day in several variations of shape and materials. I believe pizza is one of the most versatile meals in the international kitchen, in the sense that it has a...

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Marmarites

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! Happy New Year my friends! I wish to each and every one of you 2014 to be a milestone year for you and bring you all the happiness and love in the world. Today I am sharing with you a traditional recipe of Skyros island called...

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Diples

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! Christmas is just around the corner and I thought I should share with you some of our customs for these holly days. As Thornton B. Edwards a folklorist married to a Greek girl says: “The Christmas tree is a recent innovation and formerly a Christmas ship...

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Ciabatta Bread

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! By now you must have realized that bread is my latest obsession. Doesn’t that happen to you? I mean, don’t you sometimes get obsessed with a specific type of food and do it over and over again in different ways and with different materials? The same...

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Pretzel Rolls

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! How many times have you bought a sandwich that looked very promising, only to find out that while the stuffing was really good, the bread that was used was kind of stale or had a very bland flavor that eventually made that great looking sandwich a...

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Sweet Easter Bread and Easter Cookies (Tsoureki and Koulourakia)

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! Today begins for us Orthodox the Holy Week, following during the weekend, our Easter. On Saturday night ends the 40 day lent and people celebrate the resurrection of Christ. Saturday night we go to church holding candles and at 12 o clock the priest announces that...

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Mushroom Pie with Home-made Phyllo

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! Next Monday starts a long Fasten period until Easter. For us Christian Orthodox, Easter this year will be on the 5th of May. So up until the 4th of May, those of the people who wish, start a 40 days’ Lent. During these 40 days meat...

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Vasilopita for 2013

Every year during New Year’s Eve, Greek housewives make the vasilopita. Vasilopita is a either a cake or a tsoureki and is a custom that comes from the very early Christian years. Just after the coming of the New Year or the next day the Chief of the family cuts the vasilopita. The person, who...

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Greek Easter Cookies

Along with spring comes also Easter! In Greece Easter is as important as Christmas, perhaps even more. For the Greek Orthodox Church the resurrection of Christ, which we celebrate during Easter, is the very foundation of our faith. It symbolizes the sacrifice of the Man in order to save the world. It also shows that...