Trahana is usually cooked as a soup and its thickness will vary depending on the cooking time, but it's also incredibly versatile. You can add it in stews, cook with vegetables, with broth or tomato sauce, spice it up, add aromatic herbs; the possibilities are endless!
More intense and decadent in their syrupy glory, more intriguing with their combination of flavors, textures and spices, melomakarona are the Christmas treats after our heart.
A beloved and classic Greek dish with roots from Smyrna, like Effie herself. It's a dish that's pure comfort, with an aromatic kick; because of the garlic and cumin.
It's a well established truth that chicken soup, a dish prominent in so many cultures, is a balsam for most emotional and physical ails. In Greece chicken soup is married to a sauce, or thickening technique, that has become popular in all places reached by the Greek diaspora: avgolemono, or egg and lemon.