Sophia Kokosalaki brings some Tzatziki

Sophia Kokosalaki is a Greek designer who has paved her way to the success. She founded her own label in 1996, and since then, she had appeared in Elle, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and W magazine. In 2004, her hometown, Athens, hosted the Summer Olympic Games and she was put in charge to design the outfits for the opening ceremony.

This time, there will not be a particular collection, but I will talk about the designer herself. Growing up between Italy and Greece, I wanted to know more.

In my opinion, Greek people have preserved a special connection with their heritage, a sort of nostalgia for their past.

This contact is strongly shown through Sophia Kokosalaki’s collections. Her creations resume the ancient greek gowns and draping, interpreted with a modern eye.

Simple, yet elaborated, her dresses look like lavish and grand statues.

All this white has reminded me of one of the most famous greek dish that you will know for sure, and if you don’t, here is the recipe for TZATZIKI!

easy and tasty!

Recipe for one bowl of tzatziki:

  • 125 gr of greek yogurt (I ALWAYS recommend Fage Total!)
  • 1 small cucumber
  • salt
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove of  garlic (only if you like it)

This recipe takes only few minutes make, but it will give you a lot of satisfactions!

First of all, peel the cucumber. Then grate it using the small size part that cuts it in stripes. Put everything in a bowl and add the salt (a pinch). Mix it together and leave it for 15 minutes.

When the time has passed, take the cucumber stripes and squeeze them to remove all the extra water from the vegetable. Repeat the the action 2/3 times, untile id does not drop any more liquid.

Pour the yogurt inside a bowl and add the cucumber (if you like it, you may also add the chopped garlic) and stir the mixture.

Add salt utile the yogurt looses its sweetness. Spill some drop of extra virgin olive oil and let il cool down in the fridge.

Share with friends, alone or with some bread (with pita bread it is even better!)

 

 

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