I live in the suburbs of Athens. I love cooking for my family and friends. I enjoy cooking for my sons and their friends and love to see them eating hungry as wolves after they come back from their swimming in the summer!
My favorite things to cook
I like making greek pies, (tyropita and spanakopita) with my home made fyllo pastry, my famous mousaka (eggplant layers, ground meet, cheese and besamel sauce)greek stew (stifado), and many others. I love many different cuisines and I like to experiment with dishes from all over the world. Italian cuisine is my favorite. A simple spagetti with tomato sauce and a glass of red wine is on top of my list!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family's favorite is the Christmas stuffed turkey with chestnuts, ground meat pine nuts and rice, and the Easter roasted lamb on a spit, which it takes place in my Village in the high mountains of Arcadia.
My cooking triumphs
My spinach pie and my Christmas Greek
My cooking tragedies
A potroast that I burned to the point that I threw away together with the pot!!