I have already written an introduction to Greek Food and drink and also Wining and Dining in Stoupa in the Peloponnese section, this page seemed to be a logical progression.

Grilled octopus

I have separated my recipes into different sections. Click on the links below or at the top or bottom of this page to access them.

Quick links to Greek recipes:

Meaty main courses

Salads, dips and appetizers

Fishy main courses

Vegetables

I love Greek food and when I am not in the Peloponnese I try to bring a little bit of Greece home to England and recreate some of my favourite dishes. [Yes- I DO do the cooking at home – my wife tends to burn things!]

I own a couple of Greek recipe books but they are poorly laid out and really vague when it come to instructions and the translation is a bit dodgy at times. So here are a few recipes for you that I think I have mastered and are pretty close to what I have when in Greece.

Greek Ingredients

Try and use authentic Greek ingredients if you can, especially olive oil, yoghurt, rigani [oregano] and olives, [I bring the oil and herbs back from Greece]. Using authentic Greek ingredients makes a huge difference!

Avoid the Turkish/Mediterranean oval pitta bread if you can – they are nothing like the round fluffy Greek pitta. You can buy packs of Greek pitta bread in the Greek supermarkets and they are cheap as chips. They weigh a ton but they can go in your hand luggage. [Easyjet have no weight restrictions for hand luggage!] I freeze them when I get home. Oh, and wherever possible avoid anything labelled – Greek ‘style’ or ‘inspired’– Yuk poo!

You can’t beat a juicy, fresh ripe Greek tomato, English tomatoes are just not the same but there is not much we can do about it at home. Tomatoes ripen and taste better if you do not refrigerate them.

A good option may be to buy Greek products on line- here are a few UK based sites I have found: Agora Greek Delicacies, Hellenic Grocery and The Greek Deli.


Tomato and cucumber salad. [with peppers and olives]- basically a Greek salad without the Feta!

Quick Links:

Meaty main courses

Salads, dips and appetizers

Fishy main courses

Vegetables

Greek Food and Drink