A Greek Food Experience

Loukoumi's Taverna & Greek Restaurant Blog. The famous across New Yorker's place now shares Greek traditional recipes and health information for the Greek kitchen.

Kakavia, A Traditional Greek Fisherman Soup


Greek fisherman’s soup (known in Greece as Kakavia | κακαβιά) is a delight. It truly is a mouthwatering dish to make which will show off the flavours of whichever fish you choose to throw in. Why? I think the main reason this soup pops in flavour without much work is because you get to use the natural saltiness from the fish, plus, by using a variety, you get a small taste of each of their unique flavour qualities. Greek fisherman’s soup has a base of only water because extra stock in not necessarily needed to make the dish taste yummy. Of course, you can add vegetable stock and different herbs if you would like as this never hurts. 

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The Traditional And Modern Greek Cuisine


Greeks approach food with a combination of seriousness and nostalgia, inevitably thinking back to the dishes they were raised on. They don’t eat to live but rather live to eat, and a meal is almost always a social, convivial occasion, which revives the original meaning of companionship – people who broke bread together. Greek cuisine offers unique treats. 

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Loukoumi is the child of Chef/Owner Kostas Avlonitis, who is credited with opening one of the first Greek restaurants in New York City.