Farewell Greece

Ok I know I’ve been blogging about Greece for twice as long as I was there!  So I promise this is the last word, or well picture and then we can get back to Autumn in New York.

Duty Free shopping is not very appealing, mostly because I’m not so into Perfume or booze I can get in the city for cheaper. In Greece however, it is a different situation, not only did I do some shopping I had to contain myself from buying several shopping bags worth of goods.  Luckily I was travelling with all carry on luggage and the long flight made it a bad idea to buy perishables. What I did decide was that the first week I was back in NYC I had to go to Astoria Queens and seek out the best Greek grocery store and report back.  Meanwhile look at the Olive Oil section of the Thessaloniki Duty Free Shop:IMG_0589 IMG_0588 IMG_0586IMG_0590And then there was the cheese selection:IMG_0591 fetaBut my favorite was this:IMG_0593

Oregano Flavored Potato Chips!  Of course I bought a bag which I now have sitting on my counter waiting for the perfect moment to open…

 

 

About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note: urbanfoodguy@gmail.com
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