Going back home for Christmas is something that is always a little bit of ritual. Like every celebration there are some things you need to do or expect from some. Like you expect to get some gifts or give some gifts or even eat a turkey or pork if you are in Greece. That is what i was expecting every time i was going back home…a lot of food and my mothers traditional isli desserts.
As I started to explore Greek Cuisine more intense in the last few years, I always had in mind to look for traditional recipes that existed in every part of Greece. Also my focus was to try and find the customs that we had for each celebration. That’s how I ended up learning about Pork for christmas…
Pastitsada or Παστιτσάδα in Greek is one of the most traditional dishes that you can have on the beautiful island of Corfu in Greece. It is fair to say it was my main dish for my holidays last year and a great recipe to have.
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There are always recipes that can be labelled as “traditional” and there are others that can be labelled as more “modern”. Those that can be named as traditional are ones which ussualy come from generation to generation and they were introduced to me my from my mother and my relatives.
Some others though come up naturally when you try to mix up things when it’s Sunday on your home and have some time to be creative. So how can you be creative in cooking?Well, fish is one place to start with.