Posts Tagged ‘Beans’
Greek bean soup is almost like a national dish in Greece, although it doesn’t seem to be so popular on this side of the world. Rather, I have seen the infamous Avgolemono soup everywhere including restaurants and even canned on supermarket shelves! I think the reason behind this is because it is one of the humble foods found on every Greek table at least once a month, sometimes once a week. Especially now during times of crisis, there might be some people living off this stuff!
Hummus is pretty popular in the States. When I was home this summer, I went to the supermarket and was amazed by all the different blends and varieties of hummus. And some of them were advertising it as a Greek product. That seems a little funny to me since in the whole 2 1/2 years I have lived in Greece, I have only found it once in a Thessaloniki shop (and probably in Athens too). It is not common to find pre-made hummus packages, and it is has also not been popular among the Greeks I have been sharing a table with.
Finally… an updated blog post! These dips are both easy and delicious!
I am still in the States, moving around and staying busy as ever. Believe it or not, we have still not heard any updates about transferring abroad and I am leaving in 9 days back to Greece. As of tonight, the EU leaders are trying to determine what the future holds for Greece and how to prevent a domino effect of bankruptcy and default, although, “Greece is in a uniquely grave situation in the euro area,” the statement said. Article Here. And as of now, it looks that everyone is pulling together to help Greece, read further here. I won’t bore you with the details but the links above are from the BBC webpage and provide very insightful information if you are interested.
Recipe taken from a great cookbook called Greece by Rena Salaman and Jan Cutler.