Magiritsa Recipe: A Traditional Greek Easter Soup

Magiritsa is a delicious traditional Greek Easter soup made from lamb offal, fresh herbs and avgolemono (egg-lemon sauce). It is a Greek tradition to eat magiritsa on Holy Saturday when people return from the church after the Resurrection. Having fasted for several days, this magiritsa recipe...

Amigdalota: Traditional Greek Almond Cookies

Amigdalota (αμυγδαλωτά) is the name of delicious Greek almond cookies. The first time I tasted them was when I  visited Monemvasia, a truly beautiful place to visit in Greece. Full of history and with a miraculous view, this byzantine well-preserved castle city, which is placed...

Koulourakia Pasxalina: A Traditional Greek Easter Cookies Recipe

Easter is Greeks’ greatest religious holiday. Contrary to other Western countries that may celebrate more on Christmas, Greeks celebrate more on Easter. This may be the result of the fact that the Greeks invented drama and tragedy and as a result, it is in their...

Pasta Flora Recipe: A traditional Greek Jam Tart Recipe

This pasta flora recipe reminds me so much of my childhood. When my family moved back to Greece from the United States, we lived for a couple of years in Athens before finally moving to Sparta. In Athens, we had a great neighbor, Miss Anna (God...

Fava Recipe: A traditional Greek Yellow Split Pea Purée Recipe

This traditional fava recipe comes straight from Santorini, the most beautiful island in the world. This is no surprise as according to archeological research, split peas have been cultivated from ancient times. This appetizer is great for your winter table. To make this fava recipe you...

Patatopita: A Traditional Greek Potato Pie

This recipe combines two of my favorite foods: potatoes and pies. Patatopita (πατατόπιτα) is the name of the Greek traditional potato pie. This patatopita recipe comes straight from the beautiful island of Crete which is worldly popular for its local cuisine!  To get the most delicious...

Samali – A Greek Traditional Semolina Cake in Syrup

Samali is a favorite syrupy Greek semolina cake with mastic. This dessert falls under the syropiasta ones. By syropiasta,  we mean all the desserts that are bathed in syrup!  To make this Greek traditional semolina cake in syrup you need the following ingredients: fine semolina, coarse semolina, water, sugar, baking powder, lemon...

Kataifi Ekmek: Kataifi Topped with Custard and Whipped Cream

Kataifi ekmek is a delicious version of the mouthwatering traditional kataifi. Only this time the popular kataifi is topped with custard and whipped cream! This is absolutely delicious and one of most favorite Greek desserts with syrups (siropiasta). This delicious kataifi version is considered to be...

Vasilopita Portokali: A Traditional Greek Orange New Year Cake

What a lovely time of the year! Are you planning to spend some time with your family and friends? Then, get ready to make the most delicious cake to welcome the New Year. Vasilopita portokali (Βασιλόπιτα πορτοκάλι) is a traditional Greek orange New Year cake. To make this vasilopita...

Kormos Christougenniatikos: A Greek Christmas Yule Log Cake

Kormos Christougenniatikos (Κορμός Χριστουγεννιάτικος) is the name of the Greek Christmas yule log cake. This dessert is quite impressive and ideal for the holidays. Easy to make, once you try it, it will become your favorite Christmas dessert. In order to make it, you need...

Galopoula Gemisti: A Traditional Greek Stuffed Turkey Recipe

Galopoula gemisti is one of the most popular Greek festive dishes. This Greek traditional turkey with chestnut and ground beef stuffing will delight your guests on your Christmas and New Year’s table. I tried this traditional dish a couple of years ago when a family friend...

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