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Heritage food and Bobota – Corn Bread for the Poor (Part 2)

In last week's post we were with the participants at the "Food as Cultural Heritage" workshop in Ioaninna, Epirus, where they had made Portokalopita, a team effort that was a total hit! The other two items made were Zimaropita and Bobota. The first one was an easy number two on the list of delicious food… Continue reading Heritage food and Bobota – Corn Bread for the Poor (Part 2)

Crete · Europe · Greece · My Recipes

Prickly Pears

If you have ever shopped for Prickly Pears then you would know the agony of touching them with your bare hands then coming back home and trying to extract those pesky little pin needles out with a tweezer!!!  I regretted my decision to buy them but of course, only momentarily because once I had cooked… Continue reading Prickly Pears

Crete · Cultural Heritage · Europe · Greece · My Recipes

Carob Cup Cakes

The carob bean trade started around the 4th century BCE, making it one of the most sought after products around the Mediterranean. This pod which resembles a tamarind to us Asians, once  heavily influenced trade, farming practices, culinary cultures and its many medicinal properties were used to cure illnesses. It was mentioned in religious texts… Continue reading Carob Cup Cakes