Monday, 8 May 2017
Food glorious food and not a chicken foot in sight
More Greek FOOD
Food - 'fayito' (φαγητο) in greek
Food is anything put in the mouth to give us essential energy, to keep us alive and help us grow. If it is fresh and tasty and brings us happiness as we eat then life is good.
We celebrated an anniversary down on the waterfront at the taverna Rota. Rota has food which is more imaginative than others, well prepared, served hot and not from the microwave and lots of staff who hop but do not hover.
From here you can watch the water taxis ply their way across the narrow passage to Galatas, and observe the comings and goings of friends and foreigners. Midweek and about half a dozen tables of people eating. That says a lot. Most other tavernas don't even bother opening midweek at this time of the year.
George has an arrangment with one of the fishing tratas and always has fresh fish. K had fish soup and our starter was mussels in a wine sauce. I'm not wildly fond of mussels but these were nice. I ate 5 or 6 and dunked some bread in the sauce.
At the end of the meal we were given a large bowl of thick strained yoghurt with a good covering of local runny honey, not included in the bill
Home made pizza. This was a 'special' made by the oldest grandson. He even made the pizza dough. The special was his 'inspiration', layers of cheese, bacon, sausage, ham and salami. It is the most luscious pizza I have ever eaten and the dough was soft, thick in some places for those dough lovers and thin and crispy for the others.
So much pizza and so rich, fine for a fifteen year old, maybe fatal for an over fifty. Fortunately two neighbours just happened to drop in and did us a favour by eating half of it.
Why is it that a cold beer or coke is the perfect accompaniment to pizza? Maybe the bubbles help the digestion.
The first ouzo of this summer's season at Vagionia beach bar.
The meze is home-pickled herring, hot pickled peppers, dolmathes, olives and cucumer
And another first for the season, coffee out in the sun at 8.30am
On the table, an iced capuccino, some homemade cake from home, a bottle of cold water and an olive tree in a small pot.
9 oclock and everyone left for work, office work or home work
The 2017 summer season has begun, for tax and tourists