Greek Food · Recipes

Greek Olive Oil – It’s All Greek To Us

Homer referred to it as ‘Liquid Gold’. Hippocrates used it as medication for most ailments. Ancient Greeks used it not only on their food, but also as a beauty product for hair, skin and even clothes. We say no Greek food is actually Greek, if made with lesser quality oil than Greek olive oil. That’s… Continue reading Greek Olive Oil – It’s All Greek To Us

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Mamma Mia! Cocktails & Competition!

The most important person to us Greeks, our mothers, will be celebrated this month. To show our appreciation to the pillars of the household, our “mana” in Greek, we have teamed up with the ‘ultimate feel-good show’ (Classic FM) MAMMA MIA!, bringing you some exciting news! MAMMA MIA! premiered in London 18 years ago on 23rd March 1999 – and it has thrilled more than 60 million… Continue reading Mamma Mia! Cocktails & Competition!

Greek Food · London · Recipes · Tonia Buxton

It’s All Greek To Us: Greek Dolmades, Vegetarian Dolmades and Recipes

One of the most well-known Greek delicacies is the dolma. This is a food you will find made in many variations in every area of Greece and in every season. The name ‘dolma’ was borrowed by the Greeks from the Turks, however the food itself stems from ancient Greece. The ancient Greek dolmades were called ‘Thria’-Θρία-and… Continue reading It’s All Greek To Us: Greek Dolmades, Vegetarian Dolmades and Recipes

Greek Food · London · Recipes · Tonia Buxton

It’s All Greek To Us: Gigandes aka Giant Beans

We firmly believe that Greek pulses have an unparalleled flavour. The white sparkling elephant beans of Kastoria, a city in the region of West Macedonia, are famous and sought after by all Greeks. Production is small, run by family owned co-ops, and the beans themselves are a P.G.I. product, meaning beans with a ‘Protected Geographical… Continue reading It’s All Greek To Us: Gigandes aka Giant Beans

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Souvlaki Sundays at The Real Greek

If you ask any Greek, eating a souvlaki is something done on a regular basis. Monthly to say the least, if not weekly. Souvlaki is our go-to comfort food, our favourite street food, our most beloved ‘fast’ food, our ‘no-time-to-cook-today’ food, one of the first ‘sandwiches’ any Greek child will eat as soon as we… Continue reading Souvlaki Sundays at The Real Greek

Events · London · Tonia Buxton

The Real Greek Supporting World Encephalitis Day

Encephalitis is a very scary disease. It can start out as feeling generally unwell, and like having a cold or the flu, and soon progresses into a life threatening condition. It is technically an inflammation of the brain, caused by infection (often common everyday infections such as the flue or measles for example) or a… Continue reading The Real Greek Supporting World Encephalitis Day

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The Real Greek Christmas Souvlaki – our December special!

One food has been related unmistakably to Greek cuisine more than any others. It is our most popular street food that has crossed our country’s borders, it has become famous, and it’s loved and cherished by Greeks and foreigners alike. It is of course the delicious souvlaki! The word ‘souvlaki’ is a diminutive of the… Continue reading The Real Greek Christmas Souvlaki – our December special!