Classic Greek Cooking with Aglaia Kremezi



Award winning cookbook author Aglaia Kremezi explains some of the fundamentals of Greek cooking. The Culinary Institute of America, in association with …

  1. Ela is the artisanal there. she is the one that opens the fila dough. bravo Ela, that's my name too. and I also know how to open the fila dough the same way.

  2. I am from Hperos and your pronunciations are 'eek'. Listen to the lady herself please. I know that you may think it may not be easy but a little practice and… Similarly I am annoyed when Americans say Speerose and Neekose instead of Spiros and Nikos (eg Nik then os)

  3. Never seen that kind of "spanakopita" in any of the Greek islands, and no you don't put raisins in a traditional spanakopita (huh ???). What Aglaia is doing is more like a "greenopita". Still, it's probably quite nice, gotta try it some day.

  4. Wonderful! Genuine Greek cooking! That spanakopita looks delicious! I wish I could have a piece. 😉This is a very, very interesting cookery demonstration. Thank you!

  5. I eat spanish pastry pie daily whenever I visit Greece + Turkey . They used the same thin rolling pin in Turkey also, to make a different type of pancake on hot plate in front of customer in restaurants

  6. All of that and you don't get to see the finished spanakopita?? BTW, I am Greek and my mother taught me to make the filling in a way that does create extra moisture and sogginess: all the greens + the salts are put in a large bowl together, and then kneaded and bruised until liquid is released. Then you take handfuls and you squeeze out the liquid (which you could save for use in a green smoothie or drink.

  7. Do a DNA test as I did and you will find the true definition of Greek Roman. The concept was that people settled and that made them Greeks. The DNA I did take from Ancestry.com and I am going to take from National Geographic genetic project. My generations and generations indicate sixty five percent European Greek Roman no distinction that is how connected we all are with seven percent middle eastern and eight percent from area near Georgia where the cave people settled and exchanged goods. We are all brothers and sisters the differences are culture period. Religion is another matter but culture defines regions. I am first American Greek from Sparta and Athens. Greek meant many peoples gathering to live in an area. Take Athens now: wow people of color, various nationalities, with transportation easier, and with shipping it is to be expected that people settle and the mingling of cultures makes them Greek. I watched some cook shows were people of color asian and others living in Greece speaking the language will make them Greek. I love it.
    The world is smaller. Some of this food that I make from childhood is made by others such as Persians, Arabs, Russians, Albanians, Turkish people, etc etc. The share the same food different foods. I identify heavily with Greece and often wish my parents did not come here. It is confusing to have one foot in motherland, and one foot her in the states where I was born. My children do not have that problem. I did. I spoke Greek first.
    I do not want false pride because of my heritage that mentality gets us all in trouble. Feeling superior to another. I just love the Greek country. I lived there for one year only.
    I love many things about Greece but there are many equally beautiful parts of the world sharing the same foods and climate. If I could, I would love to retire there.

  8. I love Greek food and this is a great video about Greek cooking! I had Greek neighbors living across the street from me when I was growing up, and I used to go over there and play with their kids and many times eat dinner there too. I distinctly remember the spanakopita, moussaka, and baklava. Yummm!

  9. Small sample of the term PIZZA found @ dictionary.com. The common belief is that Italians invented pizza, but its origin goes back to ancient times in the Middle East. Babylonians, Israelites, Egyptians, Armenians, Greeks and Romans, and other ancient cultures ate flat, unleavened bread cooked in mud ovens.

  10. Every culture has their version of "pizza", and none of them were called "pizza" back in the day. To think that one culture as old as Greece or Italy would need to "steal" anything is preposterous!

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