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

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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Join us for #40DaysOfVeg at The Real Greek

The most ancient period of the Orthodox Church is surely Great Lent or ‘Sarakosti’ in Greek. The word ‘Sarakosti’ actually means ’40 days’ which is what we’ll be focusing on up until Easter here at The Real Greek.  It was established in the 4th century and while originally it lasted 6 weeks, it later changed… Continue reading Join us for #40DaysOfVeg at The Real Greek

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Cookoovaya – The Best Fine Dining in Athens

This is the collaboration of five famous Greek chefs,  Spiros and Vaggelis Liakos (of Base Grill and Travolta), Nikos Karathanos (with two Michelin star awards from Hytra),  Periklis Koskinas (previously chef at Alatsi and the  unforgettable creator at Milos) and Manos Zournatzis (previous chef and co owner of Cucina Povera). These are the same guys… Continue reading Cookoovaya – The Best Fine Dining in Athens

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The Real Greek Cookbook Food Blogger Sneak Peek

Recently myself and Blink publishing invited a handful of bloggers I love to follow along to a tasting of almost all the recipes we have in the cookbook. Sammijo – Cook and Pour http://www.cookandpour.co.uk/ – A lifestyle blog focussed on great things to do in London, with an emphasis on food and drink Lauren – Sahara Splash http://saharasplash.com/ – Blog with a focus on… Continue reading The Real Greek Cookbook Food Blogger Sneak Peek

Greek Food · London · Tonia Buxton

We’ve just launched The Real Greek Cookbook!

What’s it all about? All the amazing food from The Real Greek in a cookbook & much more! What’s going to be the focus of the cookbook and what people should expect? Want to have the recipes from your favourite dishes along with simple easy to follow instruction so you can cook The Real Greek at home? This… Continue reading We’ve just launched The Real Greek Cookbook!

Greek Food · London · Tonia Buxton

Behind the scenes of The Real Greek Cookbook

UPDATE: Order your copy of The Real Greek Cookbook now from Amazon. We are over the moon to be launching our new cookbook on July 14th but in the lead up to the big day I thought we should have a look at what happens behind the scenes. There are hundreds of hours of work… Continue reading Behind the scenes of The Real Greek Cookbook

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The Real Greek Cookbook Sneak Peek – Chicken Skewers Recipe

You all know how big a fan I am of the one and only Greek chicken skewers. Easy to cook on a BBQ or on the stove and happily eaten by itself, in a souvlaki or with rice and a salad – the flavours can’t be beat. In the lead up to our launch of The… Continue reading The Real Greek Cookbook Sneak Peek – Chicken Skewers Recipe