Baklava is one of the most famous Greek desserts. It is a rich, sweet pastry made of layers of paper-thin sheets of filo (or phyllo) dough, filled with chopped nuts and then drenched with syrup. Interestingly, the roots of this beloved Greek dessert go all the way back to ancient times, when the Greeks would make a […]


Close-up of pieces of Greek Batzina, a doughy pita with zucchini on wood surface

Batzina is a doughy pita with zucchini which is traditional to the region of Thessaly and particularly the town of Karditsa. It is a pita without filo: a salty “bare” pumpkin pita with a very fine dough baked in the oven, making it remarkably crispy. The traditional batzina is thin, just a few centimetres thick […]


Plate with small and a big pieces of Greek batzos cheese like graviera

Batzos is one of the oldest  Greek cheeses. It is traditionally made by the farmers of Northern Pindos, a mountain range in Central Greece, who used to move their flocks to graze on the plains of central Macedonia and Thessaly in the winter. It is named after the batzario or batzio, the improvised cheesemaking hut […]