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Friday, 15 March 2019
Note the address. Retsina Greek Restaurant, Belsize Park, N London.
When choosing a restaurant back in the UK (or elsewhere), I would regularly plump for Greek.
The cooking is usually simple but beautifully prepared. Oregano, Lemon, and Olive Oil are regularly employed to enhance meat dishes, and fish is prepared with a minimum of fuss. Very few (French style) fancy sauces are used, and fresh produce is allowed to speak for itself.
Personally I think the Greeks have it right, they are people who love to prepare and consume; and they make it known. Anyone who has eaten in a Greek beach-side taverna will know exactly what I mean.
Above is what you can expect at most good Greek family-run restaurants. Mr Ramsay seems to agree with me.
Just look at that Greek Mama in the kitchen; what a lovely woman!
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