I’m half Greek, but I’ll be the first to tell you that Greeks don’t elevate food to ‘art’ like the French or Japanese do. There’s no doubt that they love their food just as much - but despite the enthusiasm with which which they eat and create meals, most Greeks I know would send you out of the kitchen with a terse ‘malakismeni’, (which you can Google because I will not translate) if you called them a ‘foodie’. Because food is for family, nourishment and arguing over, but definitely not for amassing cookbooks, photographing, instagramming or indeed, even blogging about. Like I said-I’m only half.

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