For the Greek grandmothers
You know looking about the fame of the Greek food around the world there is always a conversation regarding the Greek mothers and how they like to cook enormous amount of food for their sons, daughters or in general who ever makes the mistake to come to their house for lunch, dinner or just drink coffee. You are to a point where you cannot eat anymore and are begging for mercy while you are watching the Greek Mother to continue bringing more and more food out of her kitchen.
Despite that no one ever gets to think about that there is something even far greater and more dangerous (in terms of amount of food that she can deliver) than the Greek Mother… The Greek Grand Mother!
So you see, whenever I spend holidays in Greece I always try to visit my grandparents one day for a coffee. They are leaving in a nice house outside Athens near Rafina which makes it a nice small trip especially during summer. Despite that, I never do make the mistake to go for lunch as I know that I need to spend the next few days trying to digest the food.
Never? Well, I did go this time for lunch…
Me, my brother and one good friend decided to go to my grandparents’ house and check how my grandfather was and whether my grandmother still had the skills to cook enormous amounts of food in few minutes.
They are not called grandmothers for nothing… They are the ones that taught the Greek mothers how to cook so definitely they have enormous amounts of food stored everywhere for those moments when there grandchildren are coming.
I will not come to special details about the cooking procedures but I was extremely surprised about the speed and the way that she managed to cook a whole baking pan of chicken thighs, pork chops, greek salad, some ntolmadakia, saganaki shrimps and some other things that she had already stored in her magic cellar somewhere around the house.
Obviously, everything was followed by fruits, and ice cream and a little disappointment in her face that we didn’t managed to eat all the three tons of food that she managed to prepare in just under an hour… as my brother fall asleep for 1-2 hours trying to digest the food.
I just wanted to make that blog in order to remind you this. Every time you are in Greece and you see to a small old lady in the corner (usually in black) sitting, make no mistake, she has the abilities to prepare food for a whole army faster than Usain Bolt can run the 100 meters…