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Octopus Salad

Octopus Salad

Octopus Salad,  Mitsos Taverna, Corfu, Greece – cooked by Agatha, caught by Spiros   Octopus, and the rest of the family of squid, calamari and cuttlefish are sea creatures I would never have eaten as a child in London – I had to wait for the delights of...
Beetroot Tops – How to Cook Them

Beetroot Tops – How to Cook Them

Travel can inform you in many surprising and delightful ways.  So there we were, on our first visit to Greece, sitting in a seafront taverna on the island of Kos when I discovered two things: 1.  You can eat beetroot tops.  I found this out when I asked the waiter...
Red Mullett: Eating Fresh for Less

Red Mullett: Eating Fresh for Less

Concerned about the sustainability of the fish we eat?  Look no further than the mullet – particularly the red mullet – a prized fish in the Mediterranean that sells for peanuts in Australia and then when you eat it you will see why barbounia is one of...
Walking the Corfu Trail

Walking the Corfu Trail

If you have been wondering why I have been quiet lately the following is your answer. Nissaki, north-east coast of Corfu   If, like me, you were captivated by Gerald Durrell’s My Family and Other Animals when you were a kid you may also, like me, have been...