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Welcome to my kitchen!

Katerina Stai-Failadi

Tell me what you eat, to tell you who you are.
Old Greek saying

Welcome to my kitchen, welcome to a journey full of flavor. Together we will make greek and mediterranean dishes, traditional and not, dishes delicious and above all healthy.

Katerina Stai – Failadis is a Professor of Greek Language. After her marriage she lives mainly abroad, following her husband who is a Press and Communication Counselor of Greek Embassies, and since 2008 she lives in Beijing. She gives “Greek cuisine & healthy diet” courses trying to impart her love for the wellcooked homemade food always based on Greek olive oil.


My Latest Recipes

Easy and tasty muffins with banana, coconut flakes and chocolate chips...
Try to make this simple recipe – it takes only a few minutes – using your ripe bananas and you‘ll find out  how mad everybody will become about it!

24/30 people
10m · 20m

There's no fancy prep work here, all the ingredients are basically thrown in to a bowl and mixed together. The final result is absolutely delightful and as an added bonus, it's Lenten approved! It is dairy-free and do not contain  eggs but it's still delicious! Enjoy...

10/15 people
10m · 30m

Gioulbasi is one of the most tasty dishes you can ever have. The meat together with the peppers and the cheese is baked slowly in the oven, wrapped in greaseproof paper. It keeps all the juices sealed and the result is outstanding. Do try it for the Easter Sunday or any Sunday with your friends and family.

6/8 people
20m · 120m

It's the very famous, traditional spinach pie that everybody loves to taste!  Not one of the easiest recipes but it's really worth it...

20/24 άτομα
30λ · 60λ

Fast and easy prerared, so natural and healthy as well... Just try it!

4 people
5m · 40m

Easy, healthy, soft, fluffy, and so much tasty that your family will surely love it!!!

10/20 people
10m · 40m

This is a vegetable side dish and goes with almost everything... from pan fried fish to roast meats. And, because of its brilliant color, it can be the perfect side dish to each holiday meal!

Tahini or Tehina is 100% sesame; roasted and pressed. It's Gluten-free and peanut- free, delicious and nutricious!

4/8 people
20m · 60m

Elsewhere in Greece, these delicate fried pastry stripes are called "diples". In Mykonos we call them "xerotigana".
" Xerotigana " is like" Diples" only they don't contain eggs . Crispy , fried sweets in different shapes ( bows, as my grandmother used to make , and roses) dipped in honey syrup and sprinkled with walnuts, cinnamon and sesame seeds.
"Xerotigana" are a tradition on the island of Mykonos.
Served at special occasions such as weddings , baptisms and to welcome the new year. Sweets like xerotigana symbolically sweeten our path through life . Made from hand-rolled thin strips of dough, xerotigana look like pale gold ribbons curled on the table or even like bows ( depending on the shape you choose to give ) .          "Xerotigana" are also the dessert of the day of Epiphany, which is prepared by the  house-wives. By custom, children not only eat but also throw xerotigana on the house roof  in order to  sweeten the 'goblins' ( ancient Greek doctrine of demons) and run away with!

Hope you give it a try and enjoy this traditional sweet with honey!


40/50 people
30m · 10m

This recipe is a complete revelation! A traditional Mykonian dish that you will love!!!

4 people
30m · 40m

Cabbage leaves stuffed with minced beef and rice. One more classic dish that everybody loves to taste... Superior smell, rich flavor!

4/8 people
35m · 60m