Jamie Oliver in Greece | Video

In 2015 Jamie Oliver visited Ikaria, also spelled Icaria, a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. That visit was part of his research into the important role of the food people eat in longevity. The residents of the island are known for their longevity and their nutritional habits.

During his visit he tasted local cuisine and specialities such as fried mullet, herb pie, pumpkin pie and broad beans with fennel.     Read more...

Lazarakia – Lazarus Saturday sweet spice breads

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Lazarakia (λαζαράκια), meaning little Lazarus,  are sweet, spicy small bread that are handmade on Lazarus Saturday, one week before the Greek Orthodox Easter.  They represent the miracle  of Jesus raising his friend Lazarus from the dead, after four days in the tomb. They are shaped like boys with crossed arms on their chest. Also their bodies seem to be wrapped in burial clothes.  Read more...

Easy Greek Fig Jam

Photo by Domenicacooks

Photo by Domenicacooks

Autumn is about new flavors in our kitchen. Our favorite fruits of this season are figs.  Figs are ready to be eaten when they are soft in touch.  Figs perish quickly, so the sooner you use them the better.  Some people do not peel the before they eat them but we choose to peel them. Figs go well with nuts, blue cheese and prosciutto. Here is the recipe we used to make a delicious fig jam. Read more...

Taramasalata – the creamy fish roe dip

Photo by BBC

Photo by BBC

Sarakosti (The Great Lent is a Christian Orthodox tradition. It’s a 50 day period of fasting, during which people do not eat all meat & animal products(eggs, dairy) except seafood (however fish isn’t allowed). This is actually a traditional Greek version of a vegetarian diet, that’s also followed before Christmas, before the Dormition of the Mother of God in August and every Wednesday & Friday. Taramasalata (taramosalata) is one of the most popular dips that Greeks eat during that period.  Read more...