How to cook Greek food like a pro

“As a child I would wake to the smells of slow roasting meats and filo pastry in the oven every Sunday, without fail,” says legendary Greek chef David Tsirekas Xanthi Restaurant. “My mum would start cooking early as Sunday lunch was a big deal. That’s the kind of thing I like to bring through in my cooking; the idea that sitting down together to eat is a celebration. While I interpret the food of my Greek heritage in a modern way, the tastes and smells are familiar - even if you’re not born of Greek parents, it has a really comforting effect.”

For eons, Greeks have been using these simple, fresh and healthy foods to complement dishes and enhance the natural flavours of the main ingredient. Remember, Greek cooking is all about keeping it simple and not overpowering the hero ingredient. You only need to use three of the below mainstays of Greek cooking to lift a meat, seafood or vegetable dish but here are my top ten ingredients I use in my cooking.”

Sep 30, 2013

How to cook Greek food like a pro

"That’s the kind of thing I like to bring through in my cooking; the idea that sitting down together to eat is a celebration" says legendary Greek chef David Tsirekas Xanthi Restaurant. Here, he gives us the rundown on the mainstays of greek cooking

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  1. Byron05:36pm Monday 30th September 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    All you need is 14 photos.

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