Welcome to Yiayia’s Kouzina (Greek for Grandmother’s Kitchen, pronounced ya-ya’s koo-zee-na)! A place where we bring the secrets of Yiayia’s Greek kitchen to yours.
We are very lucky to be part of a big family that enjoys nothing more than getting together around the dining table for lots of good wholesome home cooking. Some of our happiest memories are of sharing a meal at Yiayia and Papou’s (that’s Greek for Grandmother and Grandfather), talking and laughing into the night over a glass of wine.
The matriarch of this family is Yiayia Vasso, who has been feeding her family (and most of their friends) for over 40-years with traditional Greek recipes handed down to her from her mother, and her mother’s mother before her.
We want to celebrate the food that is at the heart of our family and find a way for others to enjoy it too. Over the coming months, we’ll be posting many of our favourite family recipes on this site. We have also written a recipe book of popular meze, soups and dips from Yiayia’s kitchen (you can order your copy here) and hope to bring our authentic Greek dips to local farmers’ markets and fairs in the new year. More details about this will be up on our food page soon.
Vasso, Eva & Sarah