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… 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. 500gr of Greek yoghurt (full fat) 4  garlic cloves, crushed… 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. 1 small onion, finely chopped 1/3 cup olive oil 100g feta cheese, crumbled 3 ripe tomatoes, finely… 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

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