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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...
Sweet memories

Sweet memories

Childhood, a time in our lives when we are totally carefree. A time which we never forget and always go back to in our memories. When I think of it memories come rushing into my...
Flija – irresistible traditional taste

Flija – irresistible traditional taste

Flija is one of the most favored dishes in Albanian cuisine. It takes only a few ingredients to make it, but this delicious dish depends on your baking skills so its preparation involves hard, painstaking...
Ozlem’s home made turkish delight-Lokum

Ozlem’s home made turkish delight-Lokum

Have you ever tried Turkish Delight? These delicately flavored, scrumptious sweets are one of Turkey’s hallmarks. They can be plain, sade, delicately flavored with fragrant rose water or dried fruits, nuts and desiccated coconut can be...
Tavuk gogsu – dessert pudding with chicken

Tavuk gogsu – dessert pudding with chicken

Turkish cuisine features a number of desserts prepared with milk but a dessert that includes meat is a rare thing to find in any cuisine. Tavuk gogsu (tavuk göğsü) is a kind of milk pudding...
It’s pepper time!

It’s pepper time!

From prehistoric times to the present, people have been on the quest for spices and condiments which add that special taste and smell to their food. A quest that contributed to the integration of man...
Greek sarma

Greek sarma

Great many dishes and customs in the Balkans are named after a neighbouring country and are believed to be a typical dish or custom from the respective country. It is not uncommon, though, that certain...
TRUE MASTERS OF BAKLAVA IN ISTANBUL

TRUE MASTERS OF BAKLAVA IN ISTANBUL

Baklava remains as one of the most popular desserts for most of us and we were delighted to have a chance to observe how the real thing is made during our culinary tour in Istanbul,...
THE SKOPJE – ATHENS LEMONADE

THE SKOPJE – ATHENS LEMONADE

Many years ago, during my visit to a Skopje suburb, a friend’s grandmother offered me an amazing lemon/orangeade. It had a wonderful fragrant and slight bitterish taste, because of the lemon and orange peel she...
His Highness – the Muffin

His Highness – the Muffin

If you have not yet gone on holiday and you are stuck in your home, do not despair. Turn your mornings into a wonderful fairytale of aromas and taste that will delight you and your...