Lyndey and Blair's Taste of Greece follows TV personality Lyndey Milan and her late son, actor and presenter Blair Milan, as they explore the beautiful cuisine and culture of Greece’s historic and picturesque Peloponnese. The whole spectrum of Greek cuisine is covered, along with amusing anecdotes and touching stories as this mother and son journey unfolds.
The cookbook is the accompaniment to the SBS show of the same name - tune in from 18 May for double episodes 6.30pm Saturdays on SBS Food (Channel 33). It's stuffed full of food that beckons, like meat-stuffed dolmades, saganaki and tzatziki and the legendary Kythiran honey biscuit, rozedes.
Some of our favourite recipes from the series
Papoutsakia or stuffed eggplants translates to little shoes in Greek. It is one of the many ladera dishes, cooked with lots of good olive oil and served as a main.
"We ate this chargrilled octopus dish at the taverna on Karathona beach" says Lyndey Milan. "The menu declared that the octopus was out of season, thus frozen. However, since freezing actually tenderises the tentacles, I wasn’t concerned. This is a fantastic technique of pre-cooking the octopus first to make it really soft."
Saganaki is the name of the traditional heavy Greek frying pan used to cook this firm, salty cheese. A cast iron pan or similar heavy frying pan works well too. Tzatziki is the quintessential Greek dip or sauce. It has endless uses. For a thick, luscious texture, do not skip draining the yoghurt overnight.
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