Saint Fanourios is celebrated every year on August 27th and the tradition requires a fanouropita. As the patron saint of lost things, it’s been a longtime traditional for Greeks to make this special cake dedicated to Saint Fanourios.
Greeks love their greens, and this traditional recipe for fasolakia is the proof! Our grandmothers call them “fasolakia giaxni”, because the beans are stewed in a tomato and onion sauce.
Gemista or yemista means “stuffed” in Greek. This traditional dish falls under the category of Greek dishes called “lathera,” meaning “cooked with oil”. As most Greek recipes, gemista require simple technique but demand high quality ingredients.
When it comes to summer, Greeks know how to cook their way through this warm season! Strapatsada is the Greek version of scrambled eggs with feta cheese and tomato. But behold, do not get carried away and start making the classic recipe with milk and butter. I urge to use Greek extra virgin olive oil!
This recipe for Greek beet salad – pantzaria salata is a definite crowd pleaser! A vibrant, colorful, packed with nutrients salad based on beetroot and its bold, earthy flavor.
Spicy Chicken Wings is the best appetizer! Summer is getting pretty hot in Greece, and if you find yourself on a Greek island, enjoying the summer breeze and in need of something tasty and savory, this is the recipe you ask for.
Make this Greek Style Bolognese Pasta and enjoy a flavorsome home cooked meal today. Add grated kaseri or parmesan and enjoy the pasta while still hot.
Make your own homemade chicken souvlaki, also known as chicken kebabs or chicken skewers!
Summer in Greece is inevitably linked with seafood. Fried calamari or kalamarakia tiganita is an all time favorite appetizer, best served with a splash of fresh lemon juice and a glass of cold Greek beer.
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All of this time I’ve been blogging and sharing with you recipes and moments from my culinary trips throughout Greece. You have been so supportive and I am extremely grateful for your kindness. It’s time for me put down all these amazing recipes and so many more in a comprehensive cookbook with Greek recipes in English – which has been a lifetime dream for me. I really need your support to celebrate together our love and dedication to authentic Greek food through “My Greek Salad – The Cookbook” on Kickstarter!