Greek Tzatziki and its History

Greek Tzatziki and its History

People call it a dip, salad, paste, sauce; they say the name is Turkish, Persian… plenty wrote about it philosophizing, searching for its origin, from India to N. Africa and the Balkans! The whole world has talked about it; food writers have voiced their opinions, and...
Sour Cream Cheese or Xinomizithra… Make your own!!

Sour Cream Cheese or Xinomizithra… Make your own!!

Living way from Greece was very difficult getting some ingredients I loved for my Greek dishes, one of them was the sour cream cheese for my Dako salad, Xinomizithra … so I made my own and I am happy to share it!! You need500 grms Greek yogurt (full fat)100 grms Feta...
Fanouropita

Fanouropita

There are many things that can take you back to your past especially when it comes to flavors that gives you comfort. One of them is Fanouropita!!! Both my grandmothers used to make this beautiful easy cake, so Saint Fanourios could reveal (Fanerosee) good things to...
Makaronada Imam??

Makaronada Imam??

Yes exactly!! Makaronada Imam… when you have more than one person to satisfy in the family, each with a different taste, you have to be innovative and creative. So when one wants Imam, but the other one wants something with pasta, the third not so much onions, garlic...
Bouyiourdi (Feta cheese meze)

Bouyiourdi (Feta cheese meze)

The word Bouyiourdi originally meant the written order from an official of the Ottoman Empire (under Turkish occupation) usually for tax collection. Today it means the official document, of an unpleasant financial content: The phrase is known as: did the “Bouyiourdi”...
Samian Skaltsounia with Ouzo

Samian Skaltsounia with Ouzo

Almost every island has some type of Skaltsounia, in Samos my good friend pastry Chef Rena Kostoglou, gives her version with Samian Ouzo and filled with Loukoumia Ingredients200 grms sunflour oil150 grms orange juice150 grms Ouzo2 tbsp sugar600 grms flour about1 tsp...

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