Saturday, May 7, 2016

Wooden utensils abound in Greece still

Even though Greek kitchens tend to be quite modern, you can still find excellent wooden utensils -- some made from olive trees!

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Friday, May 6, 2016

Karamanlidika tou Fani!

Finally made it t‎o Karamanlidika tou Fani, the #4 restaurant in Athens according to Trip Advisor -- an amazing deli with tables near the Central Market. The specialties are dried meats from the Drama area (in the Byzantine/ Cappadocian traditions) -- especially pastourma (a favorite of mine), which is dried beef covered in a spice mixture that is very garlicky. They start you off with a complimentary dose of their pastrami and Naxos kaseri. And at the end a treat of yoghurt and sweetened carrots. My main -- only 6.5 EU -- was a saganaki of pastourma, sausage, eggs, tomatoes and cheese. Double opa!

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Staff of Life!

This is a "Village Salad" -- oops, ‎someone took a bite out of the feta! 

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