Sunday, April 1, 2012

Greece Re-Visited

The series producer John Caldon with partner Lyndey Milan
Tetsuya Wakuda, Lyndey & the ABC's Simon Marnie
If you missed it the first time, tonight SBS screens the series Lyndey & Blair's Taste of Greece. Lyndey Milan and her late son Blair travel to Greece to check out the country that has contributed so much to the Australian culinary scene ( Melbourne has the largest Greek community outside Athens).

It really is a delightful and different series on food as the pair travel the length and breadth of Greece seeking out the origins of some of that countries most famous dishes. To date the show has been screened in the UK and USA and is soon to be shown in Russia and throughout Asia.
On Wednesday Lyndey hosted a small party in her TV kitchen in Artarmon to launch a book about the series. It's a must have for your book shelf..lots of easy and delicious recipes. A small team whipped up some great treats for partygoers including Smoked Salmon in Ouzo  and Whiting in Vine Leaves. Try them sometime !
When Blair Milan passed away suddenly almost a year ago, it was a shock to so many people who had met the charming young man. He had so much promise and the TV series Lyndey & Blair's Taste of Greece is a wonderful testament to his memory.             
 The talented actor, much loved son and brother, incredible friend to so many, died on Sunday April 17, 2011. Blair's joyful life was suddenly cut short by Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. Now Blair’s family and friends have teamed up with Charles Sturt University, where Blair studied, to form the The Blair Milan Fund .
 Go to Lyndey's personal website here and donate. You can see the money will be going to an excellent cause in Blair's memory.