Pastitio

Children love pasta with minced meat sauce. This is a Greek classic! There are a lot of different ways to make any kind of pasta with a sauce made with minced meat and tomato sauce. The Italian classic is Spaghetti Bolognese or Lasagna. The Greek Pastitio (Παστίτσιο) is comparable with the latter. Traditionally Greeks use […]

Soutzoukakia Smyrni (Meatballs from Smyrni)

There are a lot of variations how to make meatballs. In Greece there are the classic pan-fried burger patties “Bifteki” (μπιφτέκι), round meatballs “Keftedakia” (κεφτεδάκια) which are also simply fried in a pan or cooked in tomato sauce, or “Soutzoukakia” (σουτζουκάκια), formed as small sausages.  The latter are served as grilled skewer “politika” (πολίτικα) or […]

Cuttlefish Stifado (Greek Stew with Cuttlefish and Onions)

You might know in Greek Cuisine deep-fried squids (calamari) or octopus. But cuttlefish is also a very common dish. In general they belong to the same class of seafood. The difference is first of all in size (squids are small whereas cuttlefish is large) and secondly octopus has, as the name indicates, eight arms whereas […]