Spinach & Cheese Triangles Recipe

Spinach & Cheese Triangles Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Greek cooking class inspired by Janni Kyritsis! Fillo pastry forms a delicious case for all sorts of fillings, meat and vegetable alike. Use this recipe as a starting point for your own creations – combine ricotta, haloumi, akawi or any Middle Eastern white cheese […]

Spatchcock with Lemon, Garlic & Olives

Spatchcock with Lemon, Garlic & Olives This baked spatchcock with lemon, garlic & olives is inspired by my Greek friend Janni’s classic slow-cooked lamb. The cooking isn’t as long and slow, but the same flavours – lemon, olives, oregano and garlic – are just as delicious with chicken as they are with lamb, and Janni’s […]

Salmon al Cartoccio

Salmon al Cartoccio This salmon al cartoccio (or sto harti in Greek) is inspired by the classic Greek slow-cooked lamb as taught to me by my friend Janni Kyritsis. The low-slow cooking in a parcel gives a wonderfully delicate result, the fish is cooked through but still quite bright and ‘just-set’ in the thickest parts. […]

Cucumber, Fetta & Tomato Salad

Cucumber, Fetta & Tomato Salad I love the salty tang of fetta-style cheeses, especially combined with cooling cucumber. Traditional Greek Feta is made from sheep milk, sometimes with a little goat milk added. It has PDO status, meaning only cheese produced to specific criteria within a certain part of Greece can be called Feta (note […]


Skordalia Skordalia, Greece’s famous garlicky white dip, is sometimes made with bread as the thickening agent, sometimes with ground almond and sometimes potato. I love chef Janni Kyritsis’ version using both bread and almond as it gives a lovely rich flavour. Any leftover will keep in the fridge for 3–4 days and is delicious slathered […]

Open Fillo Sandwich with Garlic, Tomato & Anchovy

Open Fillo Sandwich with Anchovy Sauce This simple dish is inspired by one of my favourite MG Garage starters. I love the idea of sandwiching chopped olives between 2 sheets of fillo and wonder what else might work in this way. Janni used to make a triple stack of the olive-studded fillo sheets with the […]

Olive, Feta or Anchovy Fillo Fingers

Olive, Feta or Anchovy Fillo Fingers Just about everything I’ve ever cooked has been inspired by something I’ve eaten before and these fillo fingers are no exception – my friend Janni usually whips these up to serve with drinks when friends gather at his place. They’re so simple they hardly need a recipe, and everyone’s […]

Kolokithokeftedes (Greek Zucchini Fritters)

Kolokithokeftedes These fritters (keftedes in Greek) are typically served as part of a mezedes, the array of snacks eaten at the start of a meal or at any time when drinking ouzo. Add some dolmades, spanakopita, Janni Kyritsis’ stuffed red capsicum (see video below), olives and tzatziki to create your own mezedes, or serve them […]

Chicken Avgolemono Soup

Chicken Avgolemono Soup Avgolemono is a classic Greek combination of egg (avgo), lemon (lemono) and stock to create a tangy soup or sauce. As a soup it’s usually made from chicken stock with rice cooked in it, a typical example of peasant cuisine where nothing is wasted (the meat from the chicken bones added back […]

Stuffed Vine Leaves

Stuffed Vine Leaves (Dolmades) I enjoy rolling the filling into stuffed vine leaves, once you get started it’s quite meditative. Vine leaves come in large packs, which is just as well, as some will be too small or too large and some will tear. It’s worth making a big batch, so consider doubling the recipe […]

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