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

Greek Village Salad (Horiatiki Salata)

Not too long ago I waxed poetic on the superiority of all things tomato.  Well, this year’s tomato season is coming to an end.  It’s a sad, sad thing, but it’s something we must accept.  Soon you’ll be seeing all sorts of apple and pumpkin recipes on here, and I’ll be as happy as I… Read More Greek Village Salad (Horiatiki Salata)

Pasta Salad with Cherry Tomatoes and Green Olivada

We are rapidly approaching the end of the summer.  It’s be a great one – lots of travel, lots of time spent with great friends, enjoying everything New York City has to offer.  But I must warn you that I’ve gone into detox mode.  Detox mode means eating healthy, spending more time at the gym,… Read More Pasta Salad with Cherry Tomatoes and Green Olivada