Moussaka

I had 2 wonderful visitors from Malaysia a few weeks ago. These 2 ladies (Zaza and Maton) are super travellers! They went to Santorini and Meteora, amongst a lot of other places. But a trip to Greece would be incomplete if they didn’t have a chance to taste moussaka. So I decided to make some for…

Imam Baildi

Imam Baildi is a rich and heavy vegetarian dish that came about from Old Istanbul (Constantinople) and Asia Minor (the coast of modern-day Turkey). Its name means ‘The stuffed Imam who collapsed/fainted’ because he was so full after eating too much. George’s grandmother and her family were from Asia Minor – their family had to…

Melitzanosalata (Aubergine Salad)

Growing up, I have always known the aubergine as ‘brinjal’ or eggplant. Officially it is known as a fruit (like the tomato) but I always think of it as a vegetable because I associate it with savoury food – curries and cooked in spicy sambal. The first time I had aubergine salad in this form…

Gemista (Stuffed Vegetables)

Gemista is a great dish to have during the summer, the tomatoes and peppers are excellent during this season. This is one of the first few Greek dishes that I mastered cooking – it isn’t as time-consuming as moussaka, and when I do make it, I make a lot so that it will last us…