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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, 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

A very fine and light salad made from eggplants. 

4/8 people
20m · 45m

Shrimps with rice. This easy recipe is loaded with flavor! Serve this one pot meal with salad for a light and easy everyday meal or as a first dish in a friendly or even a formal dinner.

6/8 people
20m · 20m

Roasted chicken is one of our favorite dishes at home, especially for my son. The taste of lemon smells fantastic and gives flavor to the potatoes. Fabulous, juicy... makes a great main course for the whole family. 

4 people
15m · 90m

A different kind of stuffing for turkey , rich in flavor and fragrant !

4/8 people
50m · 5m

Who is going to eat yesterday's boiled chicken leftover ? Follow  this imaginative, exotic recipe and everyone would love to try !  No one would guess that this is a  leftover inspiration...

2/4 people
10m · 10m