Greek Easter Bread (Tsoureki)

Happy Easter everyone!  Unless you are Greek Orthodox like me, in which case your Easter is a week later this year!  Last year for Easter, I made Hot Cross Buns, promising that next year I would try my hand at tsoureki, or traditional Greek Easter bread.  My grandmother made it every year for the family… Read More Greek Easter Bread (Tsoureki)

Greek New Year’s Cake (Vassilopita)

Happy New Year!  Welcome to 2012.  I hope everyone had a great time last night, wherever you were or whatever you did.  This is the first time since I moved to New York City that I was in town for New Year’s Eve (last year, if you remember, I celebrated New Year’s in Rome).  I… Read More Greek New Year’s Cake (Vassilopita)

My Kingdom for Quince

For the first 28 years of my life, a fruit called the quince was a part of my normal diet.  Quince are typically found throughout the Mediterranean, and have been a part of its culinary landscape since ancient times.  Those of you who paid attention in your Greek Mythology classes might remember the myth of Atalanta.  Atalanta… Read More My Kingdom for Quince


Tzatziki is one of my favorite Greek foods, and luckily for everyone, it is one of the easiest Greek foods to make.  For those of you who have never had it before, tzatziki is a dip  or condiment made with yogurt, cucumber, and garlic.  Other cuisines, such as Turkish or Lebanese, have similar dips or sauces, but what differentiates Greek tzatziki from these other… Read More Tzatziki

Gigante Beans, Greek Style

It’s been a pretty good week – my schedule has calmed down, allowing me a little more time in the kitchen.  It was also a good week because Gesine Bullock-Prado featured some of my Florentine pictures (made from her recipe) on her Sugar Baby blog!  You can check them out here. Frequent readers of this… Read More Gigante Beans, Greek Style