I live in tropical London Taggart… our hottestday of the year today, and likely to get hotter still….
well.. for the charcoal, the usual half a lamb on the spit.. some chicken and loukanika (greek spiced sausage marinaded in wine)and giant mushrooms drizzled with olive oil and lemon and garlic..
homemade houmous and taramosalata
black olives (marinaded for a month in olive oil and vinegar)
Thick greek yoghurt
greek salad (lettuce celery spring onion tomatoes cucumber large amounts of fresh coriander in olive oil, mustard and vinegar dressing)
greek potato salad (potato, spring onion, coriander, olive oil, lemon)
roast potatoes (garlic cinnamon and bayleaf)
honey roast parsnips
roast sweet potatoes
pastichio (greek macaroni dish, layered thick macaroni, meat in bolognese type sauce, and rich creamy topping of eggs milk and cheese baked in oven moussaka style)
afelia (wine and coriander marinaded pork)
dolmades (stuffed vine leaves from my own garden)
my special lime and gingernut cheesecake
and a dessert called ‘charlotta’ which is very rich and a cross between a tiramisu and a trifle…
then through the night all the usual various snacky type stuff…