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Greek Moussaka

Greek moussaka is perhaps one of the most classic – and famous – dishes of Greece, served in almost every taverna and home. It is considered the national dish and is traditionally made with lamb mince, however Vasso’s divine version uses a mix of pork and beef layered with delicious aubergine, courgette and potato, topped […]

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Kourambiethes (Greek Christmas butter cookies with almonds)

Kourambiethes are Greek cookies with a delicious toasted almond crunch and coated in lots of icing sugar. Vasso traditionally makes these cookies every Christmas, but in Greece you may also find them at other big celebrations. They are easy to make and crumble in your mouth so it is hard to resist another. Growing up, Eva would secretly swipe an extra cookie when Vasso wasn’t looking, but Vasso always found […]

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Fava

Fava is a traditional Greek dish of yellow split peas, pureed with onion and olive oil. It is standard fare in tavernas all over Greece and makes a simple alternative to houmous on any family table. Heartier than a dip, Vasso serves her fava topped with a spring onion garnish as a meze, starter or […]

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Lamb Kleftiko

Lamb kleftiko is a classic Greek recipe of slow cooked lamb with garlic, oregano, olive oil and lemon juice. Kleftiko means stolen and many years ago, sheep stealing was common practice in Greece. Great Papou, on occasion, returned to his home in the wild mountains of Crete and presented Great Yiayia with a stolen sheep […]

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Gluten-free chocolate & hazelnut cheesecake

The only thing Greek about this gluten-free chocolate hazelnut cheesecake is it has been requested on almost as many Greek tables as Vasso’s legendary spanakopita! I love watching people’s faces when they take their first mouthful, especially Vasso’s Greek friends, who always look surprised that something not Greek can taste so good. It now sits proudly at […]

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