french toast with crème fraîche & fruit

in my mind people and food are tied together. for instance ‘french toast’ is what I grew up knowing as ‘avgofetes’, what my mom made for light dinner when there was ‘old’, meaning not really fresh, bread at home. then I found out about the ‘french toast’ or ‘german toast’ and I wonder; how different can be people who…

raisins bread “stafidopswmo”

‘stafidopswmo’ raisins bread reminds me of school! my mom used to give my sister and me a light lunch for school but I always liked eating a soft and most of the times still warm from the bakery stafidopswmo.. and I still do to be honest! it’s a great combination with a nice cup of…

pisia

my great grand mother was born and raised in Pontus, the ancient Greek colony in Black Sea, a region tied to epical narratives with Jason, Hercules, Odyssey, inhabited by highly competent merchants and overal hospitable people, Pontic Greeks. I never called her grandma; everybody called her ‘Mana’ – Mother. She was mother to everyone and source of unique Pontic recipes…

albert’s focaccia

the first time I made focaccia I made a bet.. “I’m telling you, it’s one of the best things I’ve ever tasted in this country” he said. “I bet you can’t make it as good!” Challenge accepted..I won the bet! We ate a lot of focaccia since then, crispy on the outside and soft within.. you’ll…