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12 reasons to love Greek wine

12 reasons to love Greek wine

Greece specializes on small-scale production of high quality wines. Around 5 million liters of wine are produced per year, ranking Greece as one of the most important word-wide in relation to its population and viniculture... "Wine delights the heart"
Village Meat – gastronomic delight accompanied by excellent red wine

Village Meat – gastronomic delight accompanied by excellent red wine

Village Meat is a Balkan dish for all seasons, but it is best consumed in colder weather having in mind that there are several different types of meat used to make it. And when you... Don’t be afraid to test your culinary skills
Sarma with pickled cabbage or vine leaves

Sarma with pickled cabbage or vine leaves

Sarma is the favorite meal in Rexalari family and they love it either made with pickled cabbage leaves or vine leaves. It is usually prepared during the weekends when the whole family is at home... Recipe and preparation
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... a recipe from Chios for sour- cherry
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... "Sunday lunch” all over Greece
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... Not only for Lent!
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.... Just ask the locals
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... A lighter version of a classic moussaka recipe
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... not to let vegetarians know about it
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...