Stuffed baked tomatoes and capsicum – Γεμιστα.


Yemista or gemista pronounced “yeh-mee-stah” which means ‘stuffed’ are tomatoes, eggplants, zucchini, capsicum or even potatoes filled with a perfect proportion of rice, herbs and minced beef. Paired with your favourite seasonal vegetable the options are endless. This recipe is traditional and authentic with ingredients readily available in Australia. Greece is synonymous for dishes which…

Vanilla & Semolina Custard Pies – bougatsa – μπουγάτσα


Golden and creamy perfection, delight your taste-buds by biting into these crisp filo pastries with warm custard filling. Layers of filo encase a sweet Semolina custard baked inside a golden flaky exterior. Bougatsa, is best eaten warm straight out of the oven. Each layer of filo is lightly sprayed with a light pure olive oil….

Traditional Fasolada or White Bean Stew


What is better than a warm fire and a big bowl of comfort food on a winters night? Pulses and lentils are a staple of the traditional Mediterranean diet. Fasolada is a soup made of dried white beans, olive oil and vegetables. If you have not tried them they are so easy to use, economical…

Olive Oil Semolina Cake with Rosewater and Lemon Syrup


This European and middle-eastern inspired sweet is similar to the Turkish and Greek Ravani or Revani, and the Egyptian Basbousa. Rosewater is akin to middle-eastern sweets but have toned it down for an understated and subtle presence. Traditional syrup cakes are heavy and laden with sugar, here have played-down the sweetness so don’t be afraid…

Authentic Greek Lamb Souvlaki, Lamb Skewers


Light up the BBQ or grill for these tender, juicy and flavoursome greek-style lamb skewers. Greeks do enjoy their meat whether it be in the form of chicken, lamb or beef. They have a recipe for just about any dish. When it comes to skewers I always turn to Greek traditional flavours. The best cut…

Τσαιτι, Rustic hand-rolled feta and mint turnover


Traditionally named ‘σαιτι’, this dish is regional fare from laconian ( Λακωνίας ) – southern mainland Greece.  The villages of the region produce their own wine, olive oil, honey and bread and are also proud producers of traditional greek cheeses like ( kefalotyri, tulumotyri and mytzithra ).  This dish is a local traditional hand pie…

Almond Kourambiethes – Shortbread. Κουραμπιέδες.


A sugar powder coated shortbread inspired from Greece. There are many variations, this take on the Greek favourite certainly won’t disappoint. It’s heavy dusting of icing sugar to form distinctive mountain peaks, a nutty, buttery texture also lightly laced with Brandy or ouzo is certainly an occasion biscuit. You can make them crescent-shaped, triangle, square…