When I was growing up, cooking was my grandmother’s job and later my mother’s. I never thought about it, but I now understand that I grew up in a home with two of the best cooks I’ll ever meet.
When I got married, if we ate at home, I usually ‘cooked’ some toast or an omelette, otherwise my mother brought the food or we ate at her house.
One day I decided that I would like to invite friends for dinner at my house! I also wanted to cook something myself, without any help from my mother and I started doing different dishes, from recipes given to me by friends and of course family.
You see, I never liked cook books, I always had the feeling, and I still do, that there is always something missing from them, and the dish never comes out as you imagine.
I became his helper on those weekends of cooking, and through him I understood that you do not cook in order to make something to eat out of necessity, but you cook for the love of seeing your friends enjoy the food you make.
I started to cook, and the more I did, the more I understood that cooking is a form of art and great joy. I never went to any cookery school, I do not think you need schools to be good at this, our mothers and grandmothers never did, and they are the best cooks ever. All you need is love for what you do and imagination.
The recipes below are just a selection of our favourites. Helen has been working hard to make sure all our team are able to cook these dishes, so all our guests get to enjoy them during their stay.
Then it is ready. Do enjoy it with your family and friends and remember your holidays in Crete!
Then it is ready!
Then it is ready to serve. You can sprinkle it with some ground cinnamon when served. Enjoy your dessert from Greece!