This day brings back so many memories. When we were growing up in Greece it was the day when we would go to "catch May" as we used to say. We would go for picnic, have bbq and collect flowers to make a wreath that we as children would wear on our heads. Later, when we grew up, we would go to taverns and celebrate the day there. It was not until we became adults, as in found a job and made our own living, that we came to understand and appreciate what this day means. The reason? Because although this day exists and is celebrated around the world the principle behind it, unfortunately, does not. At least not where we are and I am sure that if you think about it not where you are either...the principle that an person has to have 8 hours of quality producing work, 8 hours of rest and 8 hours of recreation is long gone. And with it so is quality...
But this is a food blog and we will not go any deeper into it. We will leave it as is and you can make of it what you like. What we will do though, is try to recreate a little of the vibe that we used to have as kids and our memories that will be enhanced through our taste buds :) Usually, labour day was about bbq and meat mostly. We will not do this though. What we will do today is make an appetiser, a salad and a main course that contain sea food and vegetables. We thought that on a nice sunny day that is today in UAE we should give seafood a chance and of course we will accompany that with good quality tsipouro (heavy drink produced from the residue of wine press) that we brought from back home. You can accompany yours with anything you like if you are not too much into the taste of tsipouro. The idea today is to eat slowly and drink lots :)
So Happy Labour Day from all of us! Enjoy the day and let's all try to change the world a little for the better.
As always Kali Oreksi!
Kostas, Dia and Tony!
Zucchini fritters (kolokithokeftedes)
Ingredients for 6 people:
for more information on how to make the zucchini fritters please click here
Mackerel - potato salad
Ingredients for 3 people:
for the salad:
for the sauce:
for more information on how to make the mackerel - potato salad please click here
Ingredients for 4 people:
for more information on how to make the seafood pilaf please click here
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