- Rinse the squid under running water and drain. Leave finger-length squid whole, otherwise cut them into thick rings. 
- Heat the oil in a deep-fryer to 400°F (200°C). Meanwhile, dip the squid into the batter and let the excess drain off,...

Grilled octopus

- For tender, melt-in-the mouth grilled octopus, boil it first. Put the octopus into a large pan, pour in the vinegar, add water to cover, and bring to a boil.
- Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 1 hour, then drain and place into a bowl...


- Beat the butter with half cup of the icing sugar well, until light and to became almost white.
- Add the lemon zest, baking powder and the ground almonds.
- Add the flour and mix to form dough which can be easily worked.


- In a large bowl, place the minced meat, the groats, the parsley, the dill, the very finely chopped onions, and the salt and pepper. Mix these together well. 
- Clean the cabbage discarding the heart and the tough outer leaves. 

Lamb Fricassee with wild greens

- Heat the oil in a pot and saute the onions over a medium fire. Add the lamb which has been cut into small servings and season with salt and pepper. 
- Pour in an amount of water and let the lamb boil for about an hour and a half.

Pork with leeks

- Wash the pork, cut it into portions and drain. Heat some oil in a pot and saute the meat in it. 
- When the meat looks golden brown, pour in the wine and season with salt and pepper.
- In the meantime, top and tail the leeks,...

Prune sauce

- Soak the prunes overnight in water and then boil for 20 minutes.
- Once they are soft, strain them, keeping the juice, and chop them finely
- Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the flour, stirring continuously.
- Add a cup...

Squid with nettles from Pontus

- Preheat the oven to 350°F (18o°C) and brush an ovenproof dish with oil. Chop the squid tentacles and reserve the body sacs. 
- Heat 5 tablespoons of the olive oil in a skillet or frying pan. Add the tentacles and stir-fry over high heat...


Scrub the mussels under cold running water and pull off the beards. Discard any with damaged shells or that do not shut immediately when sharply tapped. 
Bring 2 cups water to a boil in a pan. Add the mussels and simmer for 8 minutes. ...

Tahini sauce

- Pound the garlic with the salt in a mortar and gradually blend in the tahini. Gradually add about 1 '/2 cups water, a little at a time, working it into the sauce until the desired consistency is reached. 
- Add as much lemon juice as you...


- Wash the vine leaves well, scald them with boiling water and place them on a platter.
- Sauté the onions in the olive oil lightly.
- Add the washed and strained rice, the chopped parsley and dill, the mint, a small...

Village split peas puree

- Soak the split peas in water for about 2 hours and then bring to the boil in the same water adding the whole onion.
- As soon as they are cooked add salt, stir and drain well.
- In a bowl mix together the finely chopped parsley,...


- Put the yoghurt in a bowl.
- While mixing add the dill, salt, pepper and the lemon juice.

Οil and lemon sauce

- Beat the oil along with lemon juice in a bowl.

- Continue by adding the parsley, salt and pepper.

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