Sitting under the shade of a grapevine on a brilliant summer’s day at Marika’s table eating delicious Greek food made from home grown ingredients, is an experience that stays with you forever.
Although Greek dishes are not difficult to reproduce at home, they never seem to taste as good as they do in Greece, and I’m convinced it’s because of the ingredients. If you’ve ever eaten a tomato in Greece, you’d know exactly what I mean.
When Marika makes dolmades, she uses fresh vines leaves picked from her own grapevine and herbs from her garden – what a difference that makes to the taste. Although my dolmades may not be quite as good as Marika’s, everyone that tastes them says they are amazing, so here’s my dolmades recipe for you to try.