Cooking with Yiayia : Traditional Greek Phyllo

Phyllo, or filo, is a dough, used in the Greek kitchen to create the most delicious sweet and savory pitas, the Greek pies. There is nothing more tasty than a pie with traditional Greek phyllo. However, the dough is not easy to make. It requires both time and skill, but the taste in the endContinue reading “Cooking with Yiayia : Traditional Greek Phyllo”

How to cook like a Greek yiayia, grandmother?

I finally attended cooking classes with yiayia, my boyfriend’s grandmother. Her generation of Greek women cooks the most delicious meals. Tasty and seasonal, with local products gathered from friends and family who live close by. And one of the goals I had set for this year was to learn how to cook like her.  EnteringContinue reading “How to cook like a Greek yiayia, grandmother?”

Greek taverns

In most countries, you go out for dinner at a restaurant, or an estiatorio in Greek. However, many Greeks don’t go to an estiotorio when eating out. Instead, the Greeks eat at taverns. But what are these? What is a tavern? Translating the Greek tavern, or taverna, gives a few results. One says that it is a small GreekContinue reading “Greek taverns”

The ultimate snacks for your summer road trip in Greece

When going on a road trip in a foreign country, it might be hard to find good snacks along the way. Where to go and what to buy? If you would ask me to name the best Greek snack, I would tell you to try bougatsa. However, this delicious dish is impossible to eat behind theContinue reading “The ultimate snacks for your summer road trip in Greece”

Why everyone should explore Greece

There are many beautiful places in this world, but I can recommend anyone to explore around Greece for a longer time. As a working nomad, backpacker, or just as a traveler, Greece can be as interesting as other, more popular, countries. The warm and welcoming culture merged with the paradise-like landscapes will never get boring. EveryoneContinue reading “Why everyone should explore Greece”

Is it possible to stick to a vegan diet in Greece?

The Greek restaurants abroad are mostly famous for their moussaka and mixed grill. Gyros, souvlakia, and keftedes dominate the image of Greek cuisine. Meat. With some feta cheese and olive oil to complete the true Geek taste. But is it true that the Greeks eat just meat? And what about a holiday in Greece onContinue reading “Is it possible to stick to a vegan diet in Greece?”

Travel guide to Lemnos, Greece

Lemnos, or Limnos, is an island in the Aegean Sea, in the northeast of Greece. With just 476 square kilometers of land, it is not very big but enough to make one of the most surprising islands in the North of Greece. From a small desert to a giant salt lake, from the biggest castleContinue reading “Travel guide to Lemnos, Greece”

Everything is better with some Feta

As a Dutch, I’m often teased about the strong relationship I am supposed to have with cheese. And although it is true that, as a kid, I ate at least one cheese sandwich each day. But are one or two slices a day really that much? Well, no. Not after I witnessed the use ofContinue reading “Everything is better with some Feta”

The coffees you must try in Greece

Greeks love their coffee and they are really good at making it. As a result, every gas station, supermarket, shopping street, beach, and even ferry is equipped with coffee that is even tastier than what you can get at the most famous coffee place here in the Netherlands. But how to know which coffee toContinue reading “The coffees you must try in Greece”

The 10 vegan dishes you can order in every Greek tavern

It is nearly impossible to have a bad meal in Greece. Feta, good olive oil, and fresh vegetables are able to turn any recipe into a delicious meal. Combine this with fresh fish or souvlaki and you have heaven on a plate. Finding Greek vegan dishes, however, can be nearly impossible. Especially in smaller townsContinue reading “The 10 vegan dishes you can order in every Greek tavern”