Food & Drink

Food and drink recipes and inspiration.

beef stifado

Beef Casserole (Vodhino Stifado)

This dish demonstrates what is good about the Greek cuisine. It can rival the French beef bourguignon or English stew/casserole of any country. It can be made with meat, most commonly beef, rabbit or hare, game and even snails. The combination of vinegar which gives a slight sharpness to the dish and richness of wine as well as the sweetness of the sauteed pickling onions (which are like shallots) makes this comfort dish memorable.
biscuits

Easy to Make Delicious Oat Biscuits

Family friend Christine Boothroyd runs luxury serviced apartments in Leeds The Chambers (the no 1 hotel in Leeds voted by Trip Advisor) and kindly shared her recipe for delicious oat biscuits with me.
Meatballs

Lean Greek Meatballs with Tomato Sauce (Keftedes)

Papa G is back after creating an incredible Greek Christmas feast with Mama V, which was course after course of fabulous Pumpkin soup, Fishcakes, Turkey, Goose, Fish, followed by literally hundreds of Greek desserts.
almond cakes

Greek Almond Cakes (Kourabiedes)

If you don't already know Papa G aka George Psarias aka my Dad is a fabulous chef and award winning restaurateur of The Olive Tree Greek Restaurantsin Leeds. Here he brings you Greek Almond Cakes (Kourabiedes), a must at any Greek Christmas.