Greek Food

christmas

When Christmas Dinner Comes with a Side of Rice and Peas

Migration to any country creates a collision of cultures that often manifests itself in food. As a third-generation British Jamaican, I know this all too well.
Carly Lewis-Oduntan
12.14.18
Munchies

How the Instant-Coffee Frappé Became a Beloved Greek Institution

It's literally just instant coffee shaken with water and sugar, but that doesn't stop it from being ubiquitous, iconic, and important to Greeks.
Sarah Souli
8.14.18
Culture

Why Turkish Food Is So Much More Than Kebabs and Baklava

London-based chef and researcher Irem Aksu wants to champion the hidden Greek, Armenian, and Kurdish food cultures of Istanbul.
Irem Aksu
5.3.17
Easter

Why Greeks Celebrate Easter Stuffing Blood-Red Eggs into Sweet Bread

London Greek chef Theodore Kyriakou tells us about tsoureki, a brioche-like bread decorated with dyed hard-boiled eggs. (To represent the blood of Christ, obvs.)
Theodore Kyriakou
4.14.17
The Last Bite

The Last Bite: Manchester's Oldest Greek Restaurant Still Delivers the Dolmathes

Welcome back to The Last Bite, our new column documenting the survival of traditional food establishments. For this installment, we eat homemade dolmathes at Manchester’s oldest Greek restaurant.
Kamila Rymajdo
12.12.16
Greece

At This Secret Mountain Monastery, Food and Wine Is Free

The Orthodox Christian monks of Mount Athos in southern Greece believe in hospitality towards all travellers. Visitors stay in their monasteries without charge and are given free food and wine.
Andy Jones
11.16.16
lamb

This Is the Best Thing You’ll Put in a Pita Bread All Summer

London Greek chef Yannis Theodorakakis' spiced lamb souvlaki wrap will transport you to the Mediterranean sunshine.
Munchies Staff
6.25.16