Close-up of a bowl with ‘tahini’ soup, a white oily paste made from sesame seeds

Tahini is a power food produced from ground sesame seeds and is considered a unique dietary treasure featuring a multitude of nutrients that are highly beneficial to our health. Tahini is an oily paste made from toasted ground hulled sesame seeds. It has the same texture as peanut butter, but is a healthier alternative. Although […]


Bakery pan with Greek ’tahinokouloura’, cookies with small strips with the thickness of the little finger from tahini

Tahini is a natural product made from select seeds of the sesame plant (Sesamun Indicum) which have been peeled and dried. It takes the form of a sesame puree or creamy sesame oil. The etymology of the word is Turkish and means ‘sesame pulp’. It is an ideal source of vegetable protein, particularly during Lenten […]


Close-up of Greek ‘Takakia’, sweet rolls in syrup with nuts and honey

Takakia or mantinades, sometimes called Apoloniatikos baklava, is prepared using handmade pastry-sheets made from leaven and lye, a solution prepared by boiling water along with wood ash that is used to make traditional sweet dishes. It is baked in the oven. A very special sweet of Rhodes, it has minimal amounts of sugar and high […]


Close-up of ‘Tarachta’ is an omelet with peppers from Santorini, Greece and a wooden spoon mixing it

Tarachta is a delicious omelet based on an old recipe on the island of Santorini. The difference between this omelet and an ordinary one is the separation of the yolk from the egg white. The yolk is beaten separately from the egg white, together with milk, pepper, salt and parsley. The egg whites are then […]


red taramas

The word tarama is of Turkish origin and derives from the word for fish roe. In Greece, it is also called chaviari. Its basic ingredient is the roe of cod or carp, which is salted and left for some days to mature. It is then mixed, following particular methods, with olive oil, lemon juice and […]


Close-up of plate with white Greek ‘Taramas’ means salad of fish roe with smooth texture and black olives on top

Taramas means “salted fish roe” and is just salt-preserved fish egg, usually from carp, but also from cod or pike. It is made using two different types of tarama: white (photo above) and red (photo below). The white variety is of superior quality, as is apparent from its price. Taramosalata is a simple spread using […]

Tas kebab

Close-up of ‘Tas kebab’, is the combination of special meat stew around and on top of pilaf

Tas kebab, is the combination of special meat stew with pilaf. “Tas” is a Turkish word meaning cooking pot, insinuating that “tas kebab” is the kebab cooked in a cooking pot. Kebab actually refers to numerous dishes containing cubed meat. The Greek Tas Kebab is a hearty stew of cubed veal cooked in a thick and […]