Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

Pumpkin and Carrot Pie from Cephalonia

KEFALONITIKI PITA ME KOLOKYTHA KAI KAROTA Makes 6 to 8 servings One finds recipes in the most unusual places, in this case from Spiros Bazigos, the accountant at the Coridalenio Library in Argostoli, Cephalonia’s capital. I had just spent a day looking for books on old island customs and food habits. He had come in to say good night to […]

Pumpkin Bread – Psomi me Kolokitha

This recipe for pumpkin bread is unlike one you may have tried before. Most pumpkin breads are more like sweet cake than bread. This recipe makes a traditional loaf of bread that’s slightly sweet and absolutely wonderful toasted and served with jam or preserves. You will need a cup of pumpkin puree to make the […]

Kolokythopita: Greek Pumpkin Pie with Phyllo Dough

In Greek: κολοκυθόπιτα, pronounced koh-loh-kee-THOH-pee-tah This can also be made with other orange squash. This is a variation of a recipe from Ileia, a province on the west coast of the Peloponnese peninsula of Greece. Cook Time: 45 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Ingredients: 16-18 large sheets of phyllo dough 3 to 3 1/2 pounds of fresh pumpkin or […]

Watermelon Feta Salad

Watermelon Feta Salad will give your senses a tingling buzz, instantly transporting you to a balmy Greek summer evening lazing away at a waterside taverna. The colours of the bright red melon and dazzling snow white feta, with a mix of black olives creates a beautiful contrast. You can smell summer in the rich juicy […]

Greek Food And Drink Glossary

Now, when you entertain people to a Greek meal, you can impress them with your knowledge of Greek! The letters in bold italics show where the accent should go when you pronounce it. almond – ameegdalo (soft d) aniseed – anitho apple – meelo apricot – vereekoko artichoke – aggeenara (hard g) asparagus – sparangee (hard […]

Carrot Paste Byzantine Recipe

(An Anonymous Andalusian Cookbook of the 13th Century) Take a ratl of carrots, of which you have cleaned the interior. Cook it in a ratl of water, some two boilings, then take it off the fire and let it dry a little, over a sieve. Add it to three ratls of honey, cleaned of its foam, and […]

Vegetables Byzantine Recipes

 Moussaka  Salad Oxogarita  Byzantine Murri  Byzantine Mustard Sauce  Carotæ and Pastinacæ (Carrots and Parsnips in Wine Sauce)  Fungis (Mushrooms In Sauce)  Ius in Assaturae (For Roasted Meat)  Lenticulam (Lentils With Leeks)  Mystron (Savoury Barley)  White Sals (Walnut Dip)  Carrot Paste  Cooked dish of lentils  Isfanakh Mutajjan (spinach in garlic) Fried cheese with onions (Tiganito tyri me krotyon) […]