Codfish pie – a traditional tasty main course!

Fish has always been an important source of food for the Kefalonian diet. The codfish, rice and herb filling of this pie is enclosed in a delicious homemade filo pastry. It is fairly uncommon to find codfish pie on a taverna menu or in a bakery, but it is definitely worth seeking out! Ingredients For… Read more

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. Ingredients: 1 loaf of bread (from… Read more

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… Read more

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. Ingredients: 500gr of full fat Greek yogurt  4  garlic… Read more

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. Ingredients: 1 small onion, finely chopped 1/3 cup olive oil 100g feta cheese, crumbled 3 ripe tomatoes,… Read more

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%… Read more

Kourabiedes & Melomakarona (traditional Christmas Cookies)

Melomakarona and Kourabiedes are traditional desserts prepared primarily during the Christmas holiday season. Kourabiedes are sweet white buttery, crunchy cookies and Melomakarona are brown, honey-soaked delicious cookies. Christmas time in Greek culture is about gathering with our loved ones. Family and food are the main ingredients of this period! Kourabiedes and Melomakarona can be found… Read more

Celebrating the 25th of March in Kefalonia

The 25th of March is, for us the Greeks, a double celebration, both historical and religious, commemorating the start of the War of Greek Independence in 1821 as well as the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Annunciation by archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that she would become the mother of Jesus, the Son of God. 25th… Read more

Gloria’s Kefalonian Meat Pie with Tzatziki and Greek Salad, executed by Lorenzo and Claire!

The Kefalonian meat pie was traditionally cooked as a main course on Sundays or feast days mainly by the families that owned flocks … for the rest, it was a more rare dish only for special occasions… Today there are many alterations to the old recipe and modern cooks may use as well pork and… Read more

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… Read more