'Kokoretsi' - lamb or goat intestines wrapped around seasoned offal, including sweetbreads, hearts, lungs, or kidneys, and typically grilled.
The basis of the Greek cuisine is: cooking on the charcoal grill, fire and the stove. However, Greek cuisine would not exist without products such as succulent, seasonal vegetables, fresh seafood, extra virgin olive oil and shiny, plump olives.
Another exceptional dish is "kokoretsi" (lamb or goat intestines wrapped around seasoned offal and typically grilled). It's commonly served at Easter and an absolute Greek favourite!
Spices are essential for Greek cuisine. Rosemary goes well with lamb and Oregano goes in everything.
Being in a hurry is not a Greek thing either, especially if we are talking about food. Sometimes day turns into night, as our lunch turns into dinner. Food should be enjoyed thoroughly and slowly!
"Gyro" for a Greek person is like chocolate or milk for a kid. You cannot live in Greece without gyro. Everyone knows where the best gyro is cooked. But almost no one cooks it at home really.
I am never tired of cooking. I make fried eggs with tomatoes and peppers for breakfast. Everything I cook at home is done according to the same approach - first stove and afterwards the oven. My wife also cooks, but I do it better, of course (laughs).
Everyone has his own role in cooking at home. I cook the main dish, and my wife makes the salads and dolma, which I love a lot. I think I cook around 3-4 hours a day. And I feel more comfortable cooking alone, so I do not let anyone into the kitchen sometimes.
I do not like cooking cold starters, cold cuts, etc. I love main dishes: grilling the meat, fish and seafood, especially goatfish.
A handy tip: When frying fish or seafood, right after you get it off the stove, add a good portion of lemon juice. But do it straightway, do not waste a minute, it keeps the meat soft and juicy.
When you love what you do, it brings so much energy and inspiration into your work. People can taste my passion!