Keftedes are juicy Greek meatballs made with ground veal, flavoured with oregano, fresh parsley and mint. They are the star of every party.
Ttavas, written with double “t” to indicate the heavy accent and pronunciation of the Cypriot dialect. Many Cypriot words have retained their double consonants and the route of this Cypriot pronunciation comes from the ancient Greek which Cypriots keep in their pronunciation and way of talking until today. Ttavas takes its name from the dish…
Dolmades are stuffed vine leafs filled with minced meat and rice or when made vegan, just with rice and herbs. If you are using fresh vine leaves wash and then put them in a sauce pan with plenty of water and boil for 5 minutes. If you are using frozen ones, follow the same…
This is one of the easiest vegan cakes to make as you just mix all the ingredients together. It tastes delicious and would’nt guess it is vegan.
Kalamari or Calamari is the culinary name for squid and is very popular in Greece, as it is a delicacy found on the menu of almost all the Greek restaurants.
Anthotyros (from the words anthos meaning flower and tyros meaning cheese), myzithra or anari, which is the Cypriot equivalent, are traditional cheeses which are manufactured from ewe’s milk – and/or goat-milk whey. After making hard cheeses such as kefalotyri, graviera, halloumi etc., goat or sheep’s milk is added respectively to the whey and these cheeses…
Tyropita (pronounced Ti-ROH-pee-tah) is usually made made with layers of buttered phyllo and filled with feta. In this Tyropita I used Kataifi and five different kind of cheeses. You can add only feta if you prefer and other cheese that melt well when baking.
Spanakopita (Greek “σπανάκι + πίτα”, spinach + pie) is a Greek pastry with a filling of spinach, feta cheese (sometimes in combination with anthotyro, which is a soft white cheese similar to ricotta, onions or green onions, eggs, herbs and seasoning.
Kotopoulo Psito sto Fourno is Greek roasted chicken, with extra virgin olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, oregano, garlic and lemon juice. “Kotopoulo” is chicken, “psito” means roast and “sto fourno” means baked in the oven.
In some countries they call them potato chips and in others, French fries, fries or finger chips. In Greece, we call them “Patates Tiganites” (pr. pah-TAH-tess Tee-ghah-nee-TESS).