Melitzanosalata (Eggplant Salad)

Before taking a bite out of this blog, there are a few things you should know about melitzanosalata. First, it’s a mouthful to pronounce, as I’m sure you’ve already noticed. (It’s pronounced meh-lee-tza-no-sah-LAH-ta). Second, although melitzanosalata translates into “eggplant salad” it can also pass as a dip or a spread. Finally, melitzanosalata is not only … Continue reading Melitzanosalata (Eggplant Salad)

Fava (Yellow Split Pea Puree)

Santorini is known as the beautiful Greek island with whitewashed homes and fences set against the Mediterranean Sea, creating some of the most breathtaking sunsets in the world. Santorini is a must visit. Besides the stunning beauty, Santorini is also known throughout Greece as producing the best yellow split peas. Tavernas all over the island … Continue reading Fava (Yellow Split Pea Puree)

Yiayia’s Manestra (Kritharaki)

This blog is all about learning, and eating, as many Greek recipes as possible. But there’s one recipe I’ve put off learning—manestra. Manestra (better known as kritharaki in Greece) is a Greek dish made with orzo in a tasty tomato sauce and is one of my favorite Greek dishes. My yiayia (grandma) makes me a batch … Continue reading Yiayia’s Manestra (Kritharaki)

Stifado me Manitaria (Mushroom Stifado)

My whole life, I’ve randomly craved a specific food or cuisine only to indulge in it for days or even weeks. A couple of years ago I went complete left field of Greek cuisine and made stir-fry every other day. Another time it was protein pancakes. Now it’s mushroom everything. Whenever I dine I order … Continue reading Stifado me Manitaria (Mushroom Stifado)