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SWEET AND BALKAN

SWEET AND BALKAN

A very basic sweet treat in the Balkans is common; mostly fruit (and vegetable or flower) can be turned into preserves when boiled in thick sugar syrup. It’s the same principle as jam but in...
ROSTO: SUNDAY POT-ROAST, GREEK-STYLE

ROSTO: SUNDAY POT-ROAST, GREEK-STYLE

Welcome to Greece’s official Sunday meal! It’s one of these dishes that just don’t taste the same in the restaurant. Because you’re so much used to the home-made version, that special taste your palate is...
TWO MEZES FROM THE GREEK LENT TABLE

TWO MEZES FROM THE GREEK LENT TABLE

An inventive array of foods is consumed in Greece during the 50 days of fasting before Easter. The best of them feature in the “Clean Monday” pick-nick lunch that kicks off Sarakosti (the Lent). This...
All about Tyropita: The classic snack of Greece

All about Tyropita: The classic snack of Greece

Notorious for skipping breakfast, the Greeks will start worrying about substantial food later, when it’s time for dekatiano or “10 o’clock snack”. This snack is, more often than not, the ubiquitous tyropita: the cheese pie....
Cauliflower moussaka

Cauliflower moussaka

In this part of the world the term moussaka refers to a variety of recipes. It is a dish that brings us together, a dish we can find anywhere we go. It may come in...
CELEBRATING THE HEART OF CARNIVAL IN GREECE

CELEBRATING THE HEART OF CARNIVAL IN GREECE

Mixed-grill Thursday! There is a multitude of carnival customs and celebrations lasting for 3 weeks all over Greece, very colorful and diverse in every region, city, and even particular villages. But one custom is the...
Boreks, Simit and Turkish Breakfast in your home

Boreks, Simit and Turkish Breakfast in your home

Living abroad, there are certain Turkish food, especially the Turkish street food, places (and of course, people) that I dearly miss – and I am sure it is the same for many of you, who...
Malesevo Pie

Malesevo Pie

The most delicious Macedonian dishes are prepared in the eastern part of Macedonia in the beautiful Malesevia region. Younger homemakers rediscover old recipes that have been written down or transmitted by word of mouth for...
FRIED LIVER OF EDIRNE: A SECRET RECIPE

FRIED LIVER OF EDIRNE: A SECRET RECIPE

Edirne, a border town; Magical city which links Anatolia to Europe where Tunca, Arda and Meriç rivers meet. Such a city that embraces you with its warmth at the first step through. Sincerity of the...
Wintertime holiday season a la Greek

Wintertime holiday season a la Greek

To some it is the need to escape for a while from the gloominess of winter and the increasing difficulties of everyday life. Others see it as a spiritual uplifting occasion and a return to...