Ivy on Μαΐου 15th, 2011

One of my favourite Greek herbs is kafkalithres.   It’s scientific name is Tordylium Apulum. I quote from «Food in the Ancient World from A to Z», by Andrew Dalby, page 173. «Hartwort (Tordylium spp.) genus of wild plants, used in Greece in drugs and medicinal wines and also as pot herbs and culinary herbs.  Tordylium […]


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Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 13th, 2007

Kagianas is a traditional Greek summer dish from Arcadia where poor people would eat out of the products they had at hand.  Some tomatoes from their garden and eggs from their hens.   This could have been their main meal served with a Greek salad and lots of crusty bread.  Nowadays it is usually served as […]


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