Chicago’s The Greek Star newspaper recently published a feature on the popularity of Greek food blogs and profiled four of these top blogs. The article noted that this is a particularly “exciting time in the world of Greek cuisine. With popular chefs like Cat Cora and Michael Psilakis on the scene, elevating Greek cuisine to new heights, many ‘home-based’ cooks are sharing their own creative ideas, taking traditional Greek cuisine and typical ingredients used in Greek cooking, and reinventing them into something new and different – and scrumptious.”
Kalofagas is one of the most popular Greek food blogs on the Internet. Created in 2007, it features travel stories, plus vivid images of the foods. The aptly named Kalofagas – it means gourmet in Greek – is the brainchild of Peter Minaki of Toronto.
Last fall Fotios Stamos of greekboston.com teamed up with Chef Paul Delios to establish At the Greek Table, which they described as “mimicking our culture. Everything happens around the table. We socialize, conduct business, do a lot over food. At the Greek Table encompasses both culture and lifestyle.”
The book and blog of the same name were developed by Stephanie Patsalis, owner of gourmet food company, The Cooking Club, Inc. This the result of her wish to do something with her passion for Greek cooking. She also wanted something to pass along to her daughters, who helped her research, test and “create a legacy.” She adds her own creativity, but “each is rooted in the authentic flavor of the Mediterranean.” Also, “Greek Chic” an item – get tips to add a contemporary touch to traditional dishes.
Elly Says Opa
Chicagoan Elly Kafritsas-Wessels, who grew up in the restaurant business, began writing Elly Says Opa in late 2006. She loves to experiment with different types of cuisines, therefore, the blog features more than just Greek food. She adds her own creative touches to the recipes and injects some humor. Look for traditional favorites as well as other unexpected surprises.
Indeed a culinary adventure DOES await you. Kali Orexi!