Browsing All posts tagged under »kafeneon«


June 15, 2010


Now I have always loved  big cities, they seem to have a life of their own, almost like a living organism. Some areas are stronger than others, some weaker, or shall we say ‘poorer’. This does not mean that the poorer areas are  less interesting, in fact it can be quite the opposite and areas […]

A Thyme of Goats

April 6, 2010


Easter lunch in Greece is, I suppose, the equivalent of a Christmas lunch in the UK , a time to sit about with family and friends and stuff yourself full. Here  we normally eat goat, this was cooked by my good friend Taki. He first annointed it inside and out with salt,  pepper, garlic, thyme […]

Advice on Dolmades

March 30, 2010


After a nice lunch of pork chop and lentil salad, I was on the terrace reading Herodotus, The Goddess was down in the courtyard doing some pruning, when I heard a strange bleating sound. I looked over the courtyard wall, and The Goddess appeared to be deep in conversation with a goat. not only was […]

Baked Beans with Woody, Scarlet and Penny

March 27, 2010


I went travelling last night, only back 3 years, I was needed urgently as my pal Woody was having trouble with the lighting on his ( then ) latest film Vicky Cristina Barcelona. I had the situation sorted pretty quickly by explaining that very beautiful women can actually extract light from the enviroment around them, […]


March 23, 2010


I need to get you all up to speed on what a kafeneon is all about. We have been out to two this week, the first in Proastio village, the second, an Albanian one, in Neohorio village. To say it is a place to have a coffee is understating it massively, it’s a gathering point […]