Category Archives: Greek food

The Next-to-Last Meal from the Spanish Octopus — Greek-Style

Lunch on Friday was a simpler affair with my friend, the octopus.  I decided to minimize the cooking, so I did what one might do for lunch in Greece, with these tentacles on hand.  I gathered up typical side dishes … Continue reading

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Three Eggplant Slices, Two Octopus Tentacles, One Grated Tomato, and Lots of Olive Oil

There’s almost no limit to the range of wonderful recipes using Octopus.  Today’s lunch is the third one I’ve tried in the past three days, and perhaps the most delicious. This recipe is from The Country Cooking of Greece, by … Continue reading

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Grilled Halloumi and Vegetable Skewers

I find many Greek dishes extremely satisfying: elemental, flavorful, and uncomplicated.  A good example is the recipe I made for lunch today: Fortunately, since it’s the day after Thanksgiving, all was quiet and I had time for the prep work … Continue reading

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Catching Up — Fall 2019 Food Highlights

This omnibus posting is intended to fill in all the gaps in my blog since September.  Teaching two courses took most of my energy, and flat-out laziness accounted for the rest of my lethargy.  In no particular order, here are … Continue reading

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Soufico

Ever since I read two articles about the longevity and healthy eating on the Greek isle of Ikaria, I have been attracted to their style of life and food.  Over the last six years, I’ve made several of those vegetarian … Continue reading

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Assorted Mouthfuls

During the past week I’ve been lax in the food photo department, so this entry is less organized and attractive than full meals I would normally document.  I’ve been as active and exploratory as ever, but I will ask you … Continue reading

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Non-Traditional Holiday Meals

We rarely have traditional Christmas season meals at home.  However, since I am still in my Greek food groove, I made a dish for last night’s supper that was another riff on the Briami ( Greek baked vegetables) theme, using … Continue reading

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