Makan-makan Athens: Eastern Flavours: Part 1

I spent an afternoon recently with Alison from Viv@ellada in downtown Athens, wandering about and trying different food. Alison will have a post about ‘cheap places to eat’ in Athens that I will link up here soon. (Update: Here it is! ‘Had Enough Of Souvlakis?“)I have decided to compile here some of the places that…

How to: Avgolemono (Egg-Lemon Sauce)

  I made egg-lemon sauce the other day, for a Greek dish called ‘Fricassee’ (recipe coming up next month!), and a memory came flashing by (of a friend gesticulating angrily at the TV when the egg-lemon sauce was being made in a horrible way) and I had to smile and I thought, hey this would…

Kewpie-inspired Mayonnaise

I have always liked  QP Kewpie-mayonnaise compared to what I would consider ‘normal’ mayonnaise. It is quite expensive to buy it here in Athens (I have never spent 10 euros for a bottle of mayonnaise before ever in my life). Japanese Mayonnaise is in a league all on its own. They even have a museum…

Raspberry Bread

I recently read somewhere that the centre of the galaxy tastes like raspberries. What a wonderful thing. I love raspberries. They are quite hard to find here in Athens, unless you are willing to pay 5 euros for a small punnet. But recently, the prices of fresh berries have gotten cheaper, and you can find…

Peach Clafoutis

The landlady gave me some wild peaches the other day. They grow in her garden in her village in the Peloponnese. They are quite small in size, and not those big round kinds you find in the supermarket. They are quite tasty, and since I had quite a few (I ate half in a space…