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Rustic Spinach Tart with Siglino & Goat Cheese

10.04.2017 in Gastronomy

Rustic Spinach Tart with Siglino & Goat Cheese from our friends at www.Cookouvagia.com …tarts open the door to a world of endless possibilities. There are sweet and savory tarts, tarts with vegetables, with cheese custard or even meat fillings! The tart base varies depending on the texture we want to achieve. We can use puff pastry, pate brisee, pate sucree etc. Siglino can ideally replace bacon in any of your cooking ideas.. We first tried this recipe at a party we had a while back and it was a big success! After raving reviews from our party guests, it has now…

Healthy Foods – Avgotaracho

10.04.2017 in Gastronomy

The unique foods of Greece and their health benefits: Messolonghi fish roe (Avgotaracho – Bottarga) Since ancient times, the Greeks had realized how precious the gifts of Mother Nature were. Over the years, the Greeks have come to discover the properties of these special herbs and foods… But it is Avgotaracho (Bottarga) which boasts the longest presence in culinary history! Messolonghi fish roe (Avgotaracho) Historic facts have shown that fish roe was a delicacy among the Pharaoh-elite in Egypt, while its nutritional value made it a staple in the diet of the Ancient Greeks. During the Byzantine era this gourmet product had earned…

Bakaliaroswith Skordalia

16.03.2017 in Gastronomy

Bakaliaros (Battered-Fried Salted Cod) with Skordalia (Garlic Sauce) Battered Bakaliaros (salted cod), in Greek “μπακαλιάρος”, is the traditional food eaten in Greece on the 25th of March. This Greek traditional dish has become synonymous with the day that celebrates the Annunciation of Virgin Mary as well as the celebration of the Revolution against the Turks in 1821. How did we come to prepare this dish? The 25th of March is always in the period of the Great Lent when the Orthodox fast for nearly fifty days. No meat, no fish, no dairy products and sometimes no olive oil are permitted….

Healthy Foods – Corinthian Currants

16.03.2017 in Gastronomy

The unique foods of Greece and their health benefits -Corinthian Currants (Vitis Vinifera) Since ancient times, the Greeks had realized how precious the gifts of Mother Nature were. The Mediterranean climate along with the geological formations of the country created a fertile ground where an abundance of wild herbs and plants could grow. About 1800 endemic species that grow on Greek soil have certified medicinal properties. Over the years, the Greeks have come to discover the properties of these special herbs and foods… this month we feature beautiful, vibrant, delicious Corinthian Currants! “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” -Hippocrates…

Spinach, Herb & Feta Skillet Pies from Aglaia’s Table

17.02.2017 in Gastronomy

Aglaia’s Spinach, Herb & Feta Skillet Pies Kea Artisanal 13 years ago, Aglaia Kremezi moved to the island of Kea and began and a gastronomical journey… From this beautiful Cycladic Island, she gardens, cooks, writes and teaches. Her culinary program Kea Artisanal introduces visitors to the Mediterranean way of eating, entertaining and living in Kea, Cyclades. Aglaia Kremezi’s first cookbook “The Foods of Greece” won the Julia Child award and she also serves as a consultant at Zaytinya, the acclaimed restaurant of renowned chef Jose Andres. Kremezi has also traveled throughout the United States as well as written for various…

Healthy Foods – Greek Saffron

17.02.2017 in Gastronomy

The Unique Foods of Greece and Their Healthy Benefits – Krokos Kozanis (Greek Saffron) Since ancient times, Greeks realized how precious Mother Nature’s gifts were. The Mediterranean climate along with the geological formations of the country created fertile ground where an abundance of wild herbs and plants could grow. Today, there are about 1800 endemic species that grow on Greek soil, with certified medicinal properties. Over the years, Greeks have successfully cultivated and benefitted from these various special herbs and foods, like the divine Krokos Kozanis, Greek Saffron. “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” -Hippocrates ORIGIN AND TRAITS…

Healthy Whole Orange Cake

18.01.2017 in Gastronomy

Healthy Whole Orange Cake with Honey There is a childhood memory that will never be forgotten…. It’s the smell of the freshly baked cake that filled every corner of our house. My mother always knew how to instantly make us happy. On the kitchen counter this sweet temptation was always waiting for us. Without any hesitation and with characteristic childish impulse we would reach out searching for a piece of happiness. Even when we couldn’t reach the kitchen counter, our mother’s sweet hand was always there to help us. Years passed and the cake recipes got passed to the next…

Healthy Foods – Malotira Cretan Mountain tea

18.01.2017 in Gastronomy

The Unique Foods of Greece and Their Healthy Benefits – Malotira, Cretan mountain tea (Sideritis Syriaca) Since ancient times, Greeks have known how precious Mother Nature’s gifts were. The Mediterranean climate along with the geological formations of the country created fertile ground where an abundance of wild herbs and plants could grow. Today, there are about 1800 endemic species that grow on Greek soil, with certified medicinal properties, this month we review Malotira, Cretan mountain tea! “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” -Hippocrates ORIGIN AND TRAITS Malotira is a herb known since the age of Dioskourides (1st century AD) that has always…

A Toast to the Holidays!

18.12.2016 in Gastronomy

A Toast to the Holidays! This season as you bring out the rolling pins and baking dishes, don’t forget that a lovely cocktail is the perfect compliment to your favorite desserts! These delicious and merry spirits will keep you warm and happy all winter long! Mastica Toddy 1 teaspoon honey 2 ounces water 2 ounces Mastica liqueur 1 cinnamon stick 2 whole cloves Boil the water and just as it comes to a simmer add the Mastica liqueur, honey and cinnamon stick. Bring to a slow boil. Pour into your favorite cup, garnish with cloves. Enjoy!   Blue Ouzo 1 ounce…

Sardeles Pastes – a Lesvos Delicacy

06.11.2016 in Gastronomy

Sardeles Pastes – A Lesvos Delicacy “The snack of choice with ouzo is Sardeles Pastes. These are the sardines that have been caught that morning, salted on the boat and served that night. To eat them, the skin is removed and they are seasoned with oil, lemon or whatever your host prefers to season with (though some eat them totally unseasoned).”  – Matt Barrett Sardeles Pastes are found mostly in Lesvos, mainly because the sardines from the Gulf of Kaloni are considered the best in Greece, if not the world. During the summer months the sardines are caught in the…