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100 Lego shaped dolmades in size S and XS

100 Lego shaped dolmades in size S and XS

This is a delicious Greek recipe where the flavours are established by their delicate simplicity. These small Lego style dolmades, vine leaves stuffed with rice (or yialatzi as they are known in Turkish) could easily hold their own in a high class party menu even better than a lot of other common favourites. This is our family version using fresh vine leaves, feathery fennel tops and mint.

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fish and shellfish

scampi and crab parcels

scampi and crab parcels with layers of lemon leaves

Fresh seafood with aromatic herbs and lemon leaves, wrapped in parchment and baked in the oven. When this dish of scampi and crab is opened at the table, it smells wonderful! Can be served as a main dish or starter.

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octopus in red wine and sage

octopus in red wine and sage

The octopus is one of the creatures that continuously inspires creativity in art, crafts and cuisine. For the latter, the gently-cooked octopus in red wine and sage is a fine Mediterranean example.

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mussels with paprika and herbs recipe

steamed mussels with paprika and herbs

Elegance unveiled from a shell or you may as well call it the diamond of gourmet cuisine. Mussels with paprika and herbs.

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spicy marinated anchovies with lemon

spicy marinated anchovies with lemon

It is extremely easy to make marinated anchovies at home and it is by far better in flavour, texture, and appearance than those you find in supermarkets and many restaurants. Feel free to play with the amount of chilli flakes and adjust it to your own spicy limits.

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Pasta

authentic carbonara

the authentic carbonara (NO other modifications, please)

Altered and counterfeited thousands of times, this popular pasta recipe rouses as many disputes as moussaka! It's time to put affairs in order and place on the table the authentic carbonara-both in taste and mode of preparation.

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pasta alla Norma authentic recipe

historical spaghetti: pasta alla Norma – Non plus ultra

Sicilian culture in a dish. Your next move after you’ve tried the authentic pasta alla Norma will be to book your tickets to Italy. Just wait and see...

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meat cannelloni with bechamel sauce

meat cannelloni with bechamel sauce

Certain food magically functions as psychotherapy for grownups’ gustative palette. It brings back their childhood tastes unaltered, no matter how much they broaden their flavor adventures, experiment and desperately nibbling the amazing cuisines of the world. Lined cannelloni stuffed with minced meat under nutmeg scented béchamel is one fine example.

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sausage ragout recipe

sausage ragout for the Sunday pasta

A fine sauce can make pasta interesting, but a sausage ragout sauce will transform your pasta into the crème de la crème dish for the Sunday family meals.

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Greek cuisine

100 Lego shaped dolmades in size S and XS

100 Lego shaped dolmades in size S and XS

This is a delicious Greek recipe where the flavours are established by their delicate simplicity. These small Lego style dolmades, vine leaves stuffed with rice (or yialatzi as they are known in Turkish) could easily hold their own in a high class party menu even better than a lot of other common favourites. This is our family version using fresh vine leaves, feathery fennel tops and mint.

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Salt-baked fish (sea bass) with an ancient Greek recipe

salt-baked fish (sea bass) with an ancient Greek recipe

A juicy whole fish baked in the oven inside a cocoon of coarse salt. Follow the ancient go to gourmet recipe of Archestratos to serve the best ever sea bass or other largish fish baked in salt crust.

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crispy roast lamb with potatoes

crispy Greek roast lamb with potatoes

The most-tried recipe for crispy roast lamb with potatoes (or goat, if you prefer). For more than 20 years has dominated the table, been shared with diners and has attracted most of attention, since it is the simplest possible recipe, and at the same time the most reliable.

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goat fricassée

goat fricassée: cubism with celery sticks

Slow-cooked pieces of tender goat leg with celery, inspired by Cubism and Braque's works. The simplicity of a light sauce brings out the essential flavours of the ingredients and makes the dish unpretentiously fine. Cubistic goat fricassée with celery.

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dessert

semolina halva with orange and walnuts

semolina halva with orange and walnuts

The traditional family pudding made with semolina (Greek semolina halva). A delicious dessert flavoured with orange, spiced with cinnamon and served with walnuts.

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lemon cheesecake with ginger biscuits

lemon cheesecake with ginger biscuit base

Cheesecake has ancient Greek roots. Athenaeus, one of the well-known Athenian gastronomes referred to Samos cheese cakes, even including the recipe: "Take some cheese and crumble it, put it in a bronze sieve to drain, then add honey and spring wheat flour, and heat the mixture together ".

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sweet tsoureki bread

tsoureki, Greek Easter bread that fills the soul

Within its festive shape, sweet memories and sentiments lay... Tsoureki, or Greek Easter Bread, is rich in flavour with a vanilla-like mastiha aroma and a perfectly balanced chewy texture. Dressed up with crispy almonds, shares the taste of love that fills the soul out with delight.

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orange-flavored loukoumades

Loukoumades (sweet dough balls) with orange & honey

Luscious, aromatic, orange flavoured loukoumades - Greek dough balls - with honey and cinnamon. Enjoy them with your favorite crunchy nuts or ice cream.

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easy and quick

juicy stuffed mushrooms in the oven

stuffed mushrooms in the oven

They say mushrooms can be poisonous but in our version, mushrooms are only magical. Who thought that such an easy recipe could bring so much flavour?

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sweet crêpes

sweet crêpes for lovers’ mornings

Lazy mornings are for the loved ones, sweet crepes too. They go with breakfast or brunch and they take you from the bedroom to the kitchen and back, and if you want to stretch the drowsy sweet moments, they can be a tasteful excuse.

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Greek Tiganites - egg-less mini pancakes the easiest way

Greek Tiganites – egg-less pancakes the easiest way

For lazy days and relaxed Sundays or when surrounded by young and 'adult' children, for breakfast or afternoon snack, easy traditional Greek pancakes.

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tabbuleh salad with bulgur

tabbouleh: salad with bulgur and flavored vegetables

Fresh, aromatic and slightly spicy tabbouleh served in verrines. Inspired by the Levantine cuisine the pandespani version of the Middle Eastern salad with bulgur and spices.

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breakfast

juicy and scented lemon cake

juicy and scented lemon cake with lemon icing

Lemony taste and a liquid fruit flavor in the mouth. Spongy and moist texture with a hint of sourness to contrast the sweetness. If you like the colour yellow, lemons, a lightly acidic taste on the tongue and the authentic flavors of citrus, behold! for here is the easiest, the most perfect lemon cake!

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