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Theodore Kyriakou – The Chef who Changed the Image of Greek Food

(www.minpress.gr) Athens-born Chef Theodore Kyriakou has changed the image of a Greece’s food  in the UK. In 1999 Kyriakou opened  in London the Real Greek, a restaurant specialising in the kind of food his mother used to make: by recreating many of the dishes he remembered, he introduced authentic Greek cuisine to a new audience, showning that Greek food can be fresh and vibrant, not oily and third-rate. Deciding to try something new, Kyriakou sold his restaurant business and chartered a sailing boat to take friends on a  tour of the Aegean. The result is a new book of his recipes, A Culinary Voyage Around the Greek Islands, all cooked and photographed on board. He admits that many of his dishes are not traditionally Greek: “My mother wouldn’t recognise them.” But they do feature Greek ingredients cooked in a Greek style: without fuss. “Our food is simple. When you have stunning tomatoes, great olive oil, lovely feta, what more do you need?” 
 Theodore Kyriakou: Greek voyage to vibrancy (Telegraph.co.uk, 13.06.2008)  
 The best Greek island tavernas (Times Online, 09.06.2008)