Pastéli

Although Greek kitchen is very rich in savory dishes with high nutritional value, this does not apply for desserts. Why is that? I don’t really know. Perhaps the fact that from 1453 when Constantinople was conquered by the Ottomans and consequently the whole of Greece, until 1821 when we started our fight for liberation, we

Read the full article…

Chocolate Strawberry Semifreddo Torte

When I was below 30 and met someone, who was close to 50’s I, shamefully, confess that I thought of his as oldie. It is perhaps the arrogance of youth or the fact that you feel invincible at this age or maybe you believe that only your portrait will acquire all these ageing marks such

Read the full article…

Vegan Chocolate Cookies with Tahini

Once upon a time in the exotic land of Far East, Ali Baba, a poor logger, discovered a cave that was filled with gold and precious stones, a treasure that was stolen and gathered there by the 40 thieves. All he had to do was to shout at the cave’s door: “Open Sesame”. And just

Read the full article…

Orange Flavored Semolina Bars (Sàmali)

Greek pastries were very limited before 1922 when the Greeks of Asia Minor came as refugees in Greece. The country was very poor and the sweets people had, were based on simple ingredients they could find in nature. Some pastry shops that existed in big cities had French inspired sweets that could be enjoyed only

Read the full article…

Kopaniá of Santorini

Santorini island is basically what has remained after a massive volcanic eruption that destroyed all previous settlements, and created the current geological caldera. This enormous volcanic eruption has become the most famous single event in the Aegean before the fall of Troy. It may have been one of the largest volcanic eruptions on Earth in

Read the full article…