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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I was invited to a work holiday dinner at Japonais on Saturday night. Ever since we were told this was the restaurant we were eating at, I’ve been DYING! I have only heard excellent things about the food, service and the restaurant itself. I was thoroughly impressed with it all.
Since not everyone at the table were sushi eaters - our host ordered crabcakes for the table. The lump crab that they used in these cakes was so fresh, it only heightened its rich flavor. As I’m not a fan of the severely breaded and deep fried crabcakes, I was delited to see this slightly crispy and pan seared beauties in front of me.
My mouth is watering just thinking about the level of deliciousness these cakes brought to the table.