Monthly Archive: September 2020

Rosemary Pita bread recipe 5

Pita Bread. Bake The Fun And Easy Way!

The Side of All Greek Appetisers and Mains There is no more straightforward recipe to bake nor yummier than pita bread! With origins going back to the first farming settlements in the Middle East, pita can be considered a prehistoric type of bread.  Our ancestors used to bake this flatbread directly on the fire. Later, the stone ovens came in use. Today, we bake in the oven or fry it in little oil, depending on how much time and effort we want to put in preparation. In time, the method has changed, as has the name. Apparently, as its use...

Istanbul Twilight 17

Istanbul. The Night’s Mistress On The Golden Horn

The Spell of Twilight Music: Nemo, Nightwish Movie: The Promise (2016) Book: The Bastard of Istanbul, Elif Shafak There are those places in the world that are impossible to grasp in one sentence, to see in one day or to ever forget. Istanbul is one of them. Stretched on two continents, Europe and Asia, at the mouth of Bosporus Strait that connects The Black Sea to The Sea of Marmara, sat on layers upon layers of history, Istanbul is a tempting mistress that wraps you in her voluptuous mystery like an alluring siren’s song. Wherever you turn your head, the skyline is bristled by...

Greek moussaka 6

How to Make Greek Moussaka the Easy Way

A Greek Dish With International Influences Greek moussaka is a must-have dish if you travel to Greece, just as it is proper to try Greek coffee. The flavours are unique! As you sit on a tavern terrace and (preferably) enjoy a fabulous sea view, remember that the stress is on the last syllable when you ask the waiter for moussaka. Original from the Levant and updated by the adding of a posh French sauce, moussaka is today known as a Greek dish, cooked with variations in most of south-eastern Mediterranean and not only. Romanians and Bulgarian also love it.  My...

Greek Salad with Feta Cheese 7

Greek Salad: Healthy, Nutritious and Easy to Make

A Gastronomic Tribute to Homer’s Mythical Heroes and Feta Cheese It is impossible to visit any part of Greece without eating at least one Greek Salad. I’ve had my fill almost everywhere, but I liked it better in Santorini. Not because the recipe was any different, but because the company was excellent!  I was spending one afternoon idling around the streets of Santorini with then my boyfriend Hotass (not his real name, just a nickname he acquired on a funny occurrence!) In the evening, we stopped at a tavern for dinner, while admiring a fabulous Mediterranean sunset over the Santorini Caldera....

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