Welcome to Greeketc everybody! This website is all about my struggles and triumphs in the kitchen. Due to my heritage, there is an emphasis on Greek cooking but you will see many dishes from all over the place too. Food is pretty important to me. My favorite movies are food movies and I grew up in a house where we threw lots of family parties and dinners. My mother is a master in the kitchen and definitely my go-to person when there is a kitchen disaster.
We Greeks really know our food. The Greek cuisine is healthy, vibrant and celebratory. I’ve only been cooking since I moved out, got married and had my own kitchen. I didn’t really feel the need to enter the kitchen before, and growing up the kitchen was my mom’s domain. I preferred to do other things I guess. If I entered the kitchen I wasn’t much help anyway so I stayed out of there. I will say that my mother is a huge well of knowledge. She says try this and do that, don’t put this in, you need some of that. The most universal element of the Greek family kitchen is this : measure by feel. You won’t see a lot of precise cup measurements and measuring spoons. When my mother says cup, she means a coffee cup or a water glass. Another popular measurement is “bowl”. Wow. You don’t see that in cookbooks.
So, often you won’t see a lot of exact measurements on this site. I’m sorry but I would be lying to you if I was presenting recipes in that way. In my life recipes evolve and change, twist and turn and improve over time. Cooking can be a love hate relationship. I’ve destroyed a roast, burned a pot of chili, over seasoned, under seasoned and just the other day I tossed a pot of spanakorizo out in the trash. Will I mess up again? Oh yeah, you can bet on it! But a pizza is not too far away when that happens!
Please enjoy the site. I hope to learn a lot with it and would love to hear your stories about the food in your life.
Wish me luck as I try to learn a tonne of new dishes without burning the place down!