Ma boulliabaise!

Boulliabaise is -no doubt-  a complicated dish to make. But it is also -no doubt – a dish of love. You make it for people you love and for people who love you. And so the time is  worth spending   and the preparation seems effortless. First things first.   You need to visit your fisherman, or…

Christmas 2012

Today I want to share with you some pictures from our Christmas table.   This year I used a linen runner with burgundy designs over my grandmother’s white linen tablecloth.  Tavola Bianca with a Christmas twist.  I tied the napkins with a dark red velvet ribbon, and I added two glass red peppers that I found…

sidewalk gourmet

Street food is a topic that can potentially raise long discussions.  How clean is it,  how safe is it?  Street food is a growing business and  definitely part of a city’s personality.  Hard to resist a hot dog in New York,  roast chestnuts in via Condotti in Rome or a “koulouri” in the Syntagma square…

the Sunday table

It was many years after I left my home in Athens, that I realized how important was the Sunday meal of my childhood for my soul.  Sunday was the one and only day off school, and I always tried to complete my homework on Saturday afternoon, to enjoy the Sunday ritual. The breakfast was just…

a sandwich is a sandwich

Dagwood (does he have a last name?) is without any doubt the  most famous sandwich maker/eater in history. His fantasy had no limits, or I should rather say, the limits were the content of Blondy’s refrigerator.  The comic strip  “Blondie”  was featured in a Sunday Greek paper when I was a kid, and these sandwiches…