Moving to the UK, the idea of ‘afternoon tea’ was anathema to us. In Greece, the equivalent would be meeting up for a coffee and perhaps a sweet bite or pastry, probably in the late morning. It’s such a crucial part of Greek socialising that we even wrote a blog on Greek coffee culture!
Greek bakeries used to be a simple affair; a small shop offering a couple of bread types and maybe a couple of pastries, like a cheese pie - all cooked in a huge wood-fired oven.
Wondering what you should cook to best accompany your Greek recipe? Just as in the UK fish would be lost without chips, there are many Greek dishes that wouldn’t be what they are without their accompaniment!
I thought this would be a useful blog to post, because perhaps it explains some of my choices, and my focuses, for my recipes in fooodlove!
Greek yoghurt is a really flexible product, that can be used for countless dairy substitutions in recipes. Whether you’re trying to make a recipe healthier or simply lack one ingredient, it can be a really great alternative.
Celebrating a ‘date night’ at home during lockdown has been really popular! With no restaurant nights out on offer, we’ve enjoyed a few Greek date nights ourselves.