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
The Greek diet has been the founding rock of what is known as the Mediterranean Diet. It was at first observed in Crete after WW2 when researchers tried to estimate what the lack of food had done to the health of the islands’ inhabitants. They were amazed to find that despite the lack of food,… Continue reading The Real Greek Vegan Menu Launch
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!
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
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
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
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!
When it comes to eating, we Greeks are spoiled. The family home kitchen is usually the liveliest room of the house, filled with amazing smells, flavours and loud conversation. There is almost always a pot of hot food on the hob, which is usually made up of very few ingredients. Mark the word ‘ingredients’, as… Continue reading It’s All Greek To Us
We are very excited to be opening the doors to our newest The Real Greek restaurant next week. We’ve been wanting to open in the area for a while and just had to wait for the perfect place to become available. While you may have heard the hype around Peckham, Camberwell and East Dulwich we’d like to shine… Continue reading The Real Greek arrives in Dulwich Village
Summer is finally here and hopefully it sticks around! But unlike a Greek summer, summer here in the UK is short and goes by in the blink of an eye – so best take advantage of it while you can. One of our brand new restaurants, The Real Greek in Bournemouth is just a 5-minute walk… Continue reading Have yourself A Bournemouth Picnic