My Greek Odyssey – ΣΥΝΤΟΜΑ ΣΤΟΝ ΑΕΡΑ ΤΟ ΕΠΕΙΣΟΔΙΟ ΓΙΑ ΤΗΝ ΚΕΦΑΛΟΝΙΑ

Ήταν τέλος της σεζόν του 2017 όταν ο Peter και η ομάδα του επισκεύτηκαν το νησί μας για να ολοκληρώσουν ένα από τα επεισόδια της σειράς My Greek Odyssey, αποκλειστικά για την Κεφαλονιά. Κατά την πενθήμερη διαμονή τους στο νησί, είχα την τιμή και τη χαρά, σε συνεργασία με τη Φωτεινή Πίμπα, εκπροσωπό τους στην […]

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 […]

Ammes Beach

Located approx. 9 km from Argostoli in the scenic village of Svoronata, Ammes beach is small, sandy close to the airport. Ammes beach has a natural green backdrop, with rocky outcrops amongst the sand. The soft sand and shallow, crystal clear, water makes it ideal for families, and the beach has good facilities including sunbeds, […]

Memorial Acqui Division Kefalonia, Argostoli

The memorial commemorates the Italian soldiers of the 33rd Acqui Infantry Division who resisted and fought the Germans between 13th and 22nd September, 1943 in Kefalonia. In total 1,315 soldiers were killed in battle, 3,000 drowned at sea when the German ships taking them to concentration camps were sunk by the Allies, and 5,155 were executed by […]

Nautical Museum of Sami

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… The Nautical Museum of Sami is home to twenty two hand made wooden model vessels, spanning a history of 3,500 years!  There is an impressive and creative display of traditional shipbuilding in Greece. The exhibits are made of different types of wood ranging in length from 1.20 to 3.15 metres and they […]

Oh My Spa! Hammam & Other Stories

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Oh MY Spa! Hammam & Other Stories Located in The Alley Hotel in central Argostoli Oh MY Spa! Hammam & Other Stories offer a variety of luxurious treatments carried out by a professional and friendly team. Pampering treatments include 8 kinds of massage therapies, traditional Turkish Bath (Hammam) treatments, Pilates, facials, pre and  […]

Island Breeze by Sarah O. #7 – A fishermans view of Paliki

After a few days of improved winter weather and a late night phone call we found ourselves at Argostoli harbour aboard the fishing vessel Melissa ready to motor up the Paliki coast. Captain Simos had invited us to join him as he returned his boat, Melissa, to it’s summer mooring in Agia Kyriaki (where he […]

Island Breeze by Sarah O. #6 – A Kefalonian-French Connection!

To celebrate the start of spring we decided to venture out and participate in the event “Good France” – the worlds largest French dinner held on 21st March 2019.  This international event began in 2015 and is a celebration of the “French Gourmet Meal”, which  is a follow up to the inclusion of the “French […]

My Greek Odyssey’s Episode 10 on Kefalonia will be airing soon!

My Greek Odyssey with Peter Maneas is an Australian 13-part television series that takes viewers to some of the most spectacular and unique islands in Greece where he travels on his super-yacht Mia Zoi (One Life). Peter is a successful businessman born and raised in the Sydney suburb of Bondi Junction to Greek migrants that […]

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 […]

Honey

The island of Kefalonia has an incredible floral and arboreal biodiversity – a paradise for bees! The most famous types of honey are thyme honey (méli thimaríou) which is known as the best quality Greek honey and is produced in June and July, and pine honey (méli elátou) made from the Kefalonian fir as well […]

Meat, Eggs & Fish

MEAT Like Ulysses himself, the shepherd is a typical local job and shepherding continues to be an important sector in the local economy. The animals, in particular goats, sheep, and a smaller percentage of cows, spend their existence mostly in the wild eating mainly wild plants. Meat, milk, yogurt, butter and cheese are the derivative […]

Dairy Products: cheese, yoghurt and milk

MILK & CHEESE Cheeses, milk and yogurt produced on Kefalonia are delicious because of the high percentage of aromatic wild herbs present in the diet of the animals. The most frequently used cheese in the local kitchen is White Kefalonian cheese (traditionally named everywhere on the island as Féta, but since 1994 “Féta” has become […]

Beers, wines, liqueurs & Tsipouro

BEER Fresh, non-pasteurized beer entered recently on the list of the local products of the island – a lager and a red ale. Led by a young trio of Kefalonian entrepreneurs the Kefalonian and Ithaka micro brewery uses 100% Greek malted barley and Kefalonian water well known for its high quality. WINE The discontinuities in […]

Fresh vegetables

Spring and Summer time is an explosion of colors in the vegetable gardens of the island. The summer production begins with the pink king of the island, the red garlic of Erissos (to kókkino skórdo tou Erissoú), a red bulb, white inside, a small but super tasty pearl of Greece. For garlic lovers this is […]

Aromatic herbs

Besides being very tasty and making dishes unique, these delights of nature have numerous beneficial properties and are a staple of Kefalonian’s food culture. Oregano (rígani), is an essential ingredient of Kefalonian recipes and is used to flavor tomato sauces, pies, olives, meats, fish, cheese, egg dishes, salads, and cheeses. Oregano can be easily confused […]

Olive oil

The olive tree, a symbol of peace and prosperity, as well as resurrection, strength, resistance and hope, important in the whole Mediterranean area, has served the Greek population as a source of food and oil for centuries. This sacred element when offered to Gods was deemed by Homer the “liquid gold” and by Hippocrates as […]