All posts tagged: greek

A Gourmet Sarnie for British Sandwich Week

There seems to be an awareness week for everything these days, from serious charity matters to fun, silly things. When I heard about British Sandwich Week taking place this week, I took it to be more of the latter. But it sounded amazing to me! Do you remember that episode of Friends where Joey risks his life to save his sandwich? Yeah, I get that… After looking into it, I’ve discovered that there is an official British Sandwich Association that runs the week, from 10th-16th May. It was founded in 1990 to set technical standards, encourage innovation and excellence and provide a collective voice for all involved in the making, distribution and retailing of sandwiches. There are lots of things going on to mark British Sandwich Week. For instance,¬†Frankonia Bakery has created The Super Sandwich; a super-sized, two metre baguette, filled with pulled pork, coleslaw and BBQ sauce, which they have donated to The Soup Kitchen, run by the American Church on Tottenham Court Road. And so, to mark British Sandwich Week, I thought I’d …

Homemade Baklava and OSO Honey

When we first moved to Cyprus, my parents and I would regularly go out on a Sunday. With my dad driving, we would travel along the coast or into the mountains. We didn’t really know where we would end up, but that was part of the fun. What wasn’t so much fun was when, one day, we stopped to pick some oranges from a tree, bit into them, and discovered they were incredibly bitter Marmalade oranges! Our fault for pinching them, really! On our travels, we would stop at a local artopoieo (bakery) and pick up a few pastries (both savoury and sweet) to park up and eat somewhere with a great view. One of the things we would often buy is baklava, a filo pastry dish, drizzled in honey. Exploring the mountains, we would come across rows and rows of brightly coloured beehives. Honey was important to Cypriot life and we would eat it on lots of different dishes. To quote P S Lambis;¬†“Greeks have viewed honey not only as an important food, but …

Cyprus Series: Yialos Tavern, Paphos

As you may know from my ‘about‘ section, I grew up in Cyprus. We lived there until my dad sadly passed away in 2013, and my mum is now living back in the UK, in North Yorkshire, where I was born. We have so many great memories from the island of love, and over the years, we visited many fabulous restaurants. In fact, most Sundays were spent in a large group of family friends at one of the many local restaurants, where lunch could happily take up the entire afternoon and continue long into the evening. The tourism industry has suffered in recent years in Cyprus – it has become more expensive to travel there and most of the travel operators and big hotels offer all inclusive deals. The local restaurants are suffering because people don’t need to leave their hotels as often. As such, I’ve decided to do a ‘Cyprus Series’ of blog posts on GTBG, in the hope that anyone who might be thinking of going on holiday might be inspired to check …