Dark Chocolate & Brandy Truffles

Back in college, one of my closest friends told me that my love language is food. While I hadn’t come to the realization at the time, she couldn’t have been more right. It’s not just a hobby I enjoy, but how I show love to others. One of the simplest ways to express your love with…

Ouzo Melon

On a hot summer day in Greece, meals at a Traditional taverna often begin with a shot of Ouzo alongside an array of appetizers or mezedes and end with a “dessert” of freshly cut melon slices. For some Greeks, Ouzo and melon are staples of summer dining which is why I’m surprised I haven’t come across this combination…

Honey & Yogurt Panna Cotta

In the world of Greek desserts, the spotlight is always on the intricate, ultra sweet and most time consuming desserts. Example: Baklava. I guess any dessert with individually buttered sheets of dough, layered in between beds of finely chopped nuts and drenched in a honey syrup deserves some sort of recognition, but not all of it. While Greek yogurt drizzled with…

Galaktoboureko: Semolina Custard Pie

If I were to take a poll of all Greeks, Greek-Americans and Grecophiles (yes, that’s a thing) and ask them to name their favorite dessert, I think that Galaktoboureko would take the prize. If you’re not already familiar with it, Galaktoboureko (pronounced Gah-lak-toh-boo-reh-koh) is a traditional Greek dessert of thick semolina custard encased in paper-thin layers…

Greek Coffee + Honey

In my world, there are two different kinds of coffee. One is the kind I set my automatic drip coffee maker to start brewing at 6 in the morning hoping that I’ll smell and eventually crawl out of bed for. My morning wake-me-up! The other is the kind that I slowly sip over good conversation…