Category: Greek

Home / Greek
Post

Pastéli

Although Greek kitchen is very rich in savory dishes with high nutritional value, this does not apply for desserts. Why is that? I don’t really know. Perhaps the fact that from 1453 when Constantinople was conquered by the Ottomans and consequently the whole of Greece, until 1821 when we started our fight for liberation, we...

Post

Greek Gyros

I think that the most famous and well known Greek food is probably souvlaki. And it has every right to be, as it is not only super delicious, but also it is an easy to put together and whole meal on its own. In Greece, we love souvlaki and all its variations. In every neighborhood...

Post

Rice Pudding (Rizògalo)

In Greece, it used to be a custom, children to take the names of their paternal grandparents. For example, my name is Katerina just like my father’s mother and my brother’s name is John just like my father’s father. They did it mostly to keep the generation’s name alive and out of respect for the...

Post

Kopaniá of Santorini

Santorini island is basically what has remained after a massive volcanic eruption that destroyed all previous settlements, and created the current geological caldera. This enormous volcanic eruption has become the most famous single event in the Aegean before the fall of Troy. It may have been one of the largest volcanic eruptions on Earth in...

Post

Pork Skewers in Marinade (Kontosoùvli)

Thessaly is a large area in the central part of Greece. It was very important during ancient ages as there was located Olympus the mountain of the twelve gods. In there Titans fought with the gods and lost the fight. Olympus was the home of: Zeus the father of all gods, protector of foreigners, regulator...

Post

Lemon Scented Galaktoboureko Pie

Back in the old days families used to go to church every Sunday morning. In those days, there was no television or computers or smart phones or tablets. Even telephone was a luxury that few families were able to acquire. The place, where all neighborhood was gathering to see each other and socialize, was the...

Post

Giouvarlakia or Meatballs in Avgolemono Sauce

As I have mentioned before, Greek kitchen has borrowed many of its dishes from that of the Middle Eastern and Asia Minor. One of the dishes Greeks brought with them when they came as refugees from Turkey was Giouvarlakia. The name derives from the Turkish word yuvarlak or yuvarlak kofte and it can be found...