Grilled octopus a la IMF/ Memorandum Octopus / Mussels a la Strauss Kahn / Mussels and rice risotto a la Schäuble/
fresh squid / Merkel aubergine salad / Fried anchovies a la Sarkozy / Cockles Venizelos
A good friend of mine invited us to Poros (little island 2 hours away from Athens) for a couple of days around Shrove Monday. It was cloudy and rainy and everybody was peeved. I thought it was lovely. Summer places look more interesting when it’s winter and there are no tourists. They are a bit naked.
Everyone was discussing the economic -not just economic anymore- situation, as is usually the case the last couple of years. Everybody is angry and the lucky ones are grateful. Suddenly being able to eat at the taverna once in a while is something to celebrate. Not that I applaud that. I don’t believe in going back, I believe in going in. Everyday, you must know what matters most. Second and third choices are ok as long as we remember why they are second and third.