Today is a national holiday in Greece. Regarding the Greek Orthodox Church, it is Clean Monday (Kathará Deftéra) a religious feast equivalent to Shrove Monday or Mardi Gras. Actually it is the first day of the pre-Easter lent period that lasts for 40 days.
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“Pastitsada” is the term we use to describe pasta sauces as they make them in the Ionian island of Corfu. Rich sauces with bold flavor, they are extremely delicious and a wonderful Sunday dish that everyone will appreciate!
Keftedákia (Greek traditional meatballs)
To be frank, these are the most delicious meatballs you can imagine! When you start frying them, you won’t be able to escape the mouth-watering effect! And beware! You’ll start eating them from the frying pan, so addictive they are!
Greek orange semolina cake (portokalópita)
This is a lovely fragrant cake, typical of Greek cuisine, usually made in winter when orange groves are full of juicy, sweet oranges.
Greek feta baked in foil with herbs, vegetables and olive oil
In today’s post we introduce you to an easy dish, meaning something that you can make in no time at home after a tough day, but also incredibly delicious and full of Greek flavors.
Imam melitzánes (aubergine dish)
Aubergines (or eggplants) are mainly a summer vegetable but they can still be found in autumn in most parts of Greece. It’s a good occasion to make today one of our favorite aubergine dishes and in the same time say goodbye to a glorious Greek summer!
Froutália. A delicious frittata from Andros.
Andros is one of the biggest islands in the Cyclades. It’s close to the Attica coast, therefore it is a popular weekend destination for the Athenians. A rather attractive island, it owes its charm to the elegant architecture, slightly different from the typical Cycladic one that we see in the other islands.
As every island in the Aegean, Andros boosts its own unique cuisine, of which the most popular dish is Froutália (or Fourtália)