Thursday, January 17, 2008


Galatopoureko! It's a Greek dessert made of phyllo dough filled with nutmeg-flavored custard and drizzled with honey. My sister and I shared a piece after dinner this evening at our favorite Greek restaurant in her neighborhood. In the kitchen, they make the galatopoureko when you order it and sprinkle the plate with decorative flourishes of ground cinnamon. In the restaurant, with its white and blue walls and the flowering plants all along the bank of windows that faces the street, it's like stepping into a little corner of Greece far away from the frosty cold of our city, where tonight, the air temperature is 9 below zero.

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