GREEK CUISINE

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Hot on the heels of the zeitgeist as ever, I found myself in Greece the other week. With a great sense of duty weighing upon me, I will review its national cuisine flippantly in a few paragraphs.

It does not really require mentioning that all the things they do with olives are solid performers. They are. Perhaps the only criticism is that they can go a bit OTT on things with olives in them, but this is a minor quibble. That’s too much mentioning already.

By and by, I witnessed many North Europeans, possibly finance workers, enjoying these things with olives in them, quaffing Raki and generally enjoying the chance to sample a different, more joyous, pace of life. I digress.

White cheese-filled pies were the main average food focus, as a man of my Yorkshireness and income. They are incredible, and incredibly greasy. My physical fitness has jumped off the delicious, crumbly, crispy, oily crust of a cheese-filled pie.

Physical degradation leads me neatly to the main foodstuff discovered in the course of this national cuisine exploration – what I’m going to term ‘The Anti-Austerity Burger’.
RECIPE:

10 rashers bacon

1 block hard cheese

Flat bread

1 regular tub Philadelphia cream cheese

Oil

METHOD:

Wrap all 10 rashers of bacon carefully round block of cheese. Smother bread in entire tub of Philadelphia. Wrap cheesed bread around baconed cheese. Deep fry.
I must at this point clarify that this health-crippling monster was not something I personally experienced, but rather a recipe invented that very morning and spoken of by its creator while we both stood outside a derelict theatre, next to a derelict park, drinking wine out of a plastic cup. The story was corroborated by her shocked-looking partner. Presumably shocked at the fact that not only was this innovator in Greek Cuisine still alive, but undoubtedly gloating in her trailblazing culinary achievement.

This protein-packed punch in the aorta flies in the face of north European creditors. This is so emblematic of deep-fried defiance that I’m of the opinion that the anarchist movement should immediately replace their logo with this sandwich. Nothing would send out a stronger message of ‘We Will Not Be Moved (And Neither Will Our Digestive Systems)’.

THINGS WITH OLIVES: 8/10

CHEESE-FILLED PIES: 9/10

ANTI-AUSTERITY BURGER Ⓐ/10

GREEK CUISINE: 9/10

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