Pastitsio is a quintessential, traditional Greek recipe that is made, with some slight variations, not only throughout Greece, but in Greek households everywhere. But there is one thing that all Greeks can agree on — you never, ever put lamb in pastitsio!
This is a lesson that food writer Colu Henry and The New York Times (NYT) have learned the hard way. Henry caused an uproar in Greek households recently which reverberated like a shot heard around the Greek world. He ruined — RUINED! — every yiayia’s perfect pastitsio