Riganada Recipe

Riganada was a traditional way of using up very stale bread by combining it with local ingredients. Nowadays we don’t often have stale bread so we use thick slices of bread toasted. Usually served as a starter or as part of a meze, riganada also makes a delicious snack. 1 loaf of bread (from the […]

Greek Salad Recipe

A simple yet tasty and satisfying salad, best made in the summer months when the vegetables are at their ripest. If you can use vegetables from the garden for an extra authentic touch! Greek salad is a very popular every-day dish, easy to make and synonymous with Greek summer. usually served as a side dish […]

Tzatziki Recipe

When you have tried home-made tzatziki you’ll never buy it ready-made again! With varying amounts of garlic this is a tasty addition to the table, serve it alone on a dish as a meze, or with grilled meats from the BBQ. Also served in gyros pita. 500gr of Greek yoghurt (full fat) 4  garlic cloves, crushed […]

Strapatso/Strapatsada (Kefalonian scrambled eggs)

This is an excellent dish for breakfast (although breakfast in Kefalonia is usually not so complicated!) and also makes an ideal lunch served with crusty fresh bread. When ever possible use local free range eggs and garden vegetables. 1 small onion, finely chopped 1/3 cup olive oil 100g feta cheese, crumbled 3 ripe tomatoes, finely […]

Traditional sweets and desserts

One of the most well-known traditional products of Kefalonia are the vibrant, deep red, caramelized roasted almonds called Mántoles which traditionally are colored using a kind of seaweed. Other delicious sweets produced on Kefalonia are Pastélia (a candy bar made of sesame seeds and thyme honey), Komféto or Pastokydono (quince paste with almonds), Mantoláto (soft […]

The Festival of Grape Harvest and Moustalevria

The Festival of Grape Harvest and Moustalevria is held annually at Agia Paraskevi, Troianata, in the heart of the Robola wine area. The festival is one of the most important events of the year in the wine region and illustrates the cultural heritage of the area, specifically the harvest of the famous grapes which make […]

Pie making!

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Pie making activities! Would you like to learn the secret of making the perfect Greek pie, have you always wanted to make that perfect crust? Experience the creation – from start to finish – of a truly authentic Kefalonian speciality pie with a local baker, made to local tradition, using 100% […]

Myrtillo, greek-natural-pure shop

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Myrtillo, Greek Natural Pure Shop Stop here to Taste Kefalonia! Myrtillo shop is located at Divarata junction on the way to Myrtos beach. It presents a big selection of Greek traditional products and many local products too. You can just stop here to meet the 3 friendly ladies that own it. […]

Sesoulas Traditional Bakery, Argostoli

This small, local traditional bakery ‘Sesoulas’ was first founded by the Patsi family in 1890. As an eight year old, street seller, Aristofanis Pollatos started his career in the local bakery. He soon became irreplaceable, though his young age and took lead of the business using some of the traditional tools of that time like […]

Local Recipes

There’s nothing like old fashioned recipes to warm the soul and trigger the senses! I am in a procedure of finding local cookers holding vintage recipes (even secret ones!), prepared with traditional procedures, in order to create an archive of video recordings to share them with you. Local ingredients, herbs, procedures, old utensils, special cooking techniques […]