Monthly Archives: February 2012

The spice of life? Spicy food.

In Greece, where I grew up, everyone is scared of “hot” food. Out of a whole national cuisine of hundreds of dishes, I can only think of one which gets close to piquant: tyrokafteri, a sort of soft cheese spread with just a tiny bit of mildly spicy green pepper. I used to be scared […]

Ioannes and John

A visitor to this blog recently commented that he found it ironic my name means “Jehovah is gracious” in Hebrew, and at the same time I had written a post criticising the Pope. Despite it sounding awesomely Biblical, I am Greek and Iōánnēs (Ιωάννης) is simply my actual given first name. In Greek it’s just […]