Organic Greek Food

An Organic Greek Food Experience

I was recently invited to attend an event showcasing a range of Organic Greek Food in London at the Andaz Hotel in Liverpool Street. The room was full of foodies, brand representatives and food entrepreneurs who were all there to learn more about the range of organic Greek food available on the food market. We were welcomed with some great speeches which uncovered the health benefits of greek extra virgin olive oil, currents, legumes and cheeses.  Mr. Altanis Apostolos the Executive Chef at Hyatt Regency Thessaloniki, who traveled in from Greece especially for the event

This was quite simply one of the best buffets I have ever had and I can honestly say that the ingredients tasted just as good as they looked. Brands on display included Panegialios Association Union (raisins and currents), Mani Blauel (olives and olive oil), Kourellas (dairy products), Crocus Kozani (beverages), Mediterra S.A (food distribution) and Arosis (agriculture). The menu included traditional greek salad, grilled manouri cheese with marinated raisins and arugguia, feta cheese panna cotta, sea bass fillet with celery root and chicken risotto with sun dried tomatoes, kefalotiri cheese and anthotiro cream cheese. The health benefits of organic foods have always been something that the food industry have pushed but quality of these foods in particular are commendable. My favourite dishes were the mixed salads, so simple and yet so fresh and the risotto, which was absolutely delicious with a perfect creamy texture. Organic Greek Food Organic Greek Food Organic Greek Food

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Black Garlic Ketchup: The Sauce You Never Knew You Needed Until Now!

The Hawkshead Relish Company has launched their latest innovation in a flavour extravagance with their new Black Garlic Ketchup and they were kind enough to send me a sample to try for the blog. The flavour of black garlic is created with baking whole, fresh garlic bulbs for 40 days at a very low temperature creating an extraordinary flavour; rich, smooth & bursting with a balsamic sweetness. Combining the pureed garlic cloves by hand with fresh tomatoes, olive oil & Anglesey Sea Salt this ketchup sauce is absolutely perfect with cooked meats, sausages, burgers and more! I just had to try the sauce with a burger and imagined that I was at a BBQ in the middle of summer as I bit into my juice burger enhanced in flavour by this sweet and rich sauce.

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This is like nothing you have tasted before and interestingly enough it doesn’t taste overwhelmingly of garlic, the balsamic sweetness cut through the hearty texture of the meat and makes a wonderful accompaniment to a meal.  I really enjoyed this sauce, even more than I was expecting, the packaging is great although the glass bottle isn’t as quick for extracting the sauce as you might be used to with your plastic squeezy bottles. You really do need to try this black garlic ketchup ASAP which by the way is handmade without any artificial flavouring, colouring or additives, free from gluten & nuts as well as suitable for vegetarians.

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