Get comfortable, its story time.... just kidding, but seriously- this is a long story, so grab some coffee ( preferably some Greek coffee) and take a seat.
I was born in America, however for my family on my fathers side- it all began in a small greek village called Isthmia. This is an ancient village located less than 6 miles from the biblilcal city of Corinth (Κόρινθος) in the southern peninsula. There is much history in this region, and you can see it as you routinly find ruins or walk past the remains of an ancient wall while walking to the beach.
My father Sotirios grew up here as a child with the entire family being spread out throughout small houses on the mountainside. Generation after generation lived here, surviving off the land as farmers and fisherman.
That was it, I was hooked! My grandmother would routinley make the best spanakopita. It was a very involved task that involved cooking the onion and spinach together before sprinkling in the the herbs and spices while you continue to slowly cook this mix. Then layer by layer, you would wrap this majestic mix with thin and delicate phyllo dough.. a very time consuming preparation.
We took this family recipe and dug deeper in the records, searching for any modifications to try or additions to refine this recipe even more.
In fact, we have family that has chickens and goats up on the mountainside and they still to this day make their own Saganaki from fresh goats milk!
I would look forward to visiting over summers, not only to see family, spend time under the Mediterranean sun and for other obvious touristy reasons, but also for the food! ahhhh the food, dont even get me started!
From the greek salads with fresh pieces of feta, local tomatoes and green peppers, olive drizzled all over it , served with homemade bread! Or the local wine sold in the marketplace in plastic water bottles, which was very memorable...but above all, the souvlaki and spanakopita I will never forget!
The Spanakopita was pure flaky deliciousness , heaven in a savory pastry. Salty, and savory, yet not overpowering.
We travelled the countryside, all the way down rural roads, oftentimes we even had to wait for goat herders to get their goats across thin dirt roads. All the way to Sparta and back, trying spanakopita throughout Greece at various restaurants and with locals!
After experiencing spinach pies throughout Greece, we couldnt find any better recipes, though did learn of some modifications.
We took this perfect recipe and it remained a family recipe that we would make on special occasions.
Over time we realized that it was impossible to find any comparable versions in the Unites states.
Living in Fl, we were close to a city called Clearwater which has a large Greek community. Upon various trips here, the demand became apparent when we still couldn't find spinach pies to our likeing ...
That was the final straw, and " Get Your Greek Food" , was established. Created with the purpose of simply starting with this one perfect product, bringing you a taste of greece and authentic flavors. Always creating them consistently in small amounts to ensure quality.
We decided to offer three tray sizes to allow individuals or families to experience our Spanakopita, as well as catering for larger events.
Try them out today and let us know what you think !