Ivy on October 17th, 2015

Fassolada me Loukaniko (stewed beans with sausage), is a rustic, hearty, nutritious and comforting Greek bean stew which is perfect for the cold days ahead of us. The recipe is similar to the classic dish but the addition of the sausage adds much more flavour. Although the weather is still warm here in Assini and […]


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Ivy on April 1st, 2011

  Fassolada is considered to be the national dish of the Greeks because the Greeks survived those poor years eating dried legumes and vegetables.   Meat was eaten rarely and only on special occasions.  Even until early sixties,  meat was eaten only on Sundays but after a few decades of prosperity we are back to “psorokostena” […]


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Ivy on November 23rd, 2007

  From all the dried legumes, fassolia (beans) are my favourite.  Fassolada (or fassoulada, as the peasants call it), is  a hearty navy beans stew, or soup if you like  and is considered to be the national food of the Greeks. In this stew (or soup) a few vegetables, such as carrots, potato, onion, garlic and […]


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