Follow me through the adventures that take place in my kitchen, in restaurants or in other kitchens. Cooking and food are my passions and I want to share my experiences of cooking, baking and eating with you.
I'm a Greek self-taught cook who lives in Chicago. I learned a lot about cooking from both of my grandmothers, my mom and dad, family and friends. Passing on timeless traditions through food is one thing I strive to do in life.
These are my journeys through culinary exploration...
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Tartaleta de Manzana Tart of local apples (honey crisp, golden supreme, Jonathan) with Mexican cinnamon and browned butter. Salted pumpkinseed streusel, warm caramel sauce, brown butter ice cream, caramel corn.
This is only my second time having dessert at Frontera (I had some tres leches cake when I went there the very first time for my birthday). It was a reccomendation from Jonathan the bartender and was shared between myself, my mom and our newfound friend Julie from San Fransisco. Although we kept mentioning how full we were, we kept taking bite after bite!
I can always make room for an apple dessert… especially during the fall season. This one is without a doubt the best one I’ve had! The choice of apples were some of my favorites, especially honeycrisp. But the brown butter ice cream and caramel corn were incredible extra touches that gave the dessert an extra depth of flavor and texture. LOVED it!