Kefalonian Recipes

There’s nothing like old fashioned recipes to warm the soul and trigger the senses! I am currently searching for local cooking enthusiasts, who have vintage recipes (even secret ones!) passed down through the generations and prepared with traditional procedures, in order to create an archive of video recordings to share with you. I have an avid… Read more

Local products

Local products Let food be the medicine and medicine be the food. Hippocrates A lot of guests have said that fruit and vegetables never taste the same at home as they do here.  A  old friend sent me a photo of him eating watermelon on the beach on a previous holiday saying “I can’t wait… Read more

Food Experiences, Cooking Lessons and Private Chefs

If you are ready to take a gastronomic journey there are two options on the island.  Sea Rock ws restaurant host a “Taste Kefalonia Food Experience“ in their beautiful outdoor space with amazing sea views. For more information press the link. Located at the beautiful coastal road of Aga Efimia they can easily be reached from… Read more

Crafts

When you buy something from an artisan you are buying a hundred hours of experiments and failure, months of frustration and moments of pure joy. You are not buying an object, you are buying a passion, a moment of life of a person. Going around the island you might observe that many corners, gardens, boats,… Read more

Body Care Products

Soap Olive oil has been known since ancient times for its exceptional nutritional properties as well as for beneficial properties on the skin. Pure olive oil is the simplest, most effective and tolerable skin cleanser. The saponification with olive oil is an ancient knowledge of Mediterranean civilisation and since the past it has been useful… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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…. Read more

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… Read more

Kefalonia Wine Tour

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Wine and Vineyards Tour Taste unique Kefalonian wines and learn everything about the winemaking, as you move between vineyards and  wineries, in an intimate small group (max. 10 people) or private wine tour / excursion. Julia, an expert wine guide and a very friendly lady will provide you with all the… Read more

Elitiko

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Handmade olive oil soap, beeswax ointment and rose water! Aris and his family have put all their passion and care into producing natural products from their own local herbs, extra virgin olive oil and honey. Visit them and familiarise yourself with local herbs, bees, and the general management of a small… Read more

“EUPHORIA” – Agricultural Tourism

Kefalonia by Anna suggests… Euphoria Experience the real Kefalonia with Stefanos and Loukia! Stefanos and Loukia are the owners of a traditional Kefalonian home named “Euphoria” in Mousata , 13 km from Argostoli and two of the most interesting and nice people on the island! They welcome you to join them and take part in… Read more