Category Archives: Greek food

Three Eggplant Slices, Two Octopus Tentacles, One Grated Tomato, and Lots of Olive Oil

There’s almost no limit to the range of wonderful recipes using Octopus.  Today’s lunch is the third one I’ve tried in the past three days, and perhaps the most delicious. This recipe is from The Country Cooking of Greece, by … Continue reading

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Grilled Halloumi and Vegetable Skewers

I find many Greek dishes extremely satisfying: elemental, flavorful, and uncomplicated.  A good example is the recipe I made for lunch today: Fortunately, since it’s the day after Thanksgiving, all was quiet and I had time for the prep work … Continue reading

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Catching Up — Fall 2019 Food Highlights

This omnibus posting is intended to fill in all the gaps in my blog since September.  Teaching two courses took most of my energy, and flat-out laziness accounted for the rest of my lethargy.  In no particular order, here are … Continue reading

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Soufico

Ever since I read two articles about the longevity and healthy eating on the Greek isle of Ikaria, I have been attracted to their style of life and food.  Over the last six years, I’ve made several of those vegetarian … Continue reading

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Assorted Mouthfuls

During the past week I’ve been lax in the food photo department, so this entry is less organized and attractive than full meals I would normally document.  I’ve been as active and exploratory as ever, but I will ask you … Continue reading

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Non-Traditional Holiday Meals

We rarely have traditional Christmas season meals at home.  However, since I am still in my Greek food groove, I made a dish for last night’s supper that was another riff on the Briami ( Greek baked vegetables) theme, using … Continue reading

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Greek-styled Lunch

Wintry lunches are easy.  Just check the refrigerator for leftovers (or new ingredients you wish to add), select a regional style, pick the wine, prepare and enjoy. Last week one such event developed naturally into a Greek lunch for one.  … Continue reading

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Thursday Brunch and Dinner

On a more recent note, here are two brief highlights of today’s cooking.  Brunch was simple after my breakfast smoothie.  I sautéed small white button mushrooms with garlic, sliced a little Tomme de Brebis sheep’s milk cheese from Corsica, and … Continue reading

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Pan-Roasted Cod with Cannellini and Vegetables

To complete the weekend’s food adventures, I chose a small piece of fish — 0.3 lbs. of cod fillet.   The meal has its origins in the foods of the Catalan and Basque regions of Spain.  Ever since I first tasted … Continue reading

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Greek-Style Baked Vegetables

Returning from the island on Friday, I stopped to re-stock the refrigerator and planned to cook on Saturday night for myself.   Having purchased the usual favorite Mediterranean vegetables, I decided on one of the Greek-style baked vegetable dishes I like … Continue reading

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