Hello and welcome! My name is Deppy (Thespina in Greek) and I live in Vancouver with my husband. He is part English/Irish (xenos), however he loves Greece and its culture like it’s his very own!
I was born in the early 1960’s. There was a lot of political upheaval in Greece at that time, so my single mother decided to move the two of us from Athens to the western coast of Canada. Neither one of us spoke any English, so needless to say, it was a difficult time for both of us.
I remember sitting in kindergarten not understanding a word. I knew my upbringing and the food I brought to school was very different from what I saw around me, and I just didn’t fit in.
It wasn’t until later in life as an adult that I started to appreciate my heritage and its amazing food, and what a privilege it was to speak another language.
Fast forward, I now have three adult children that are amazing human beings. They love their greek heritage and particularly love the food, which I serve most every Sunday night for our family dinners. My recipes are on this website, and they are my gift to them.
We travel to Greece often, sometimes just my husband and I, and sometimes with our whole family. Every time we are in that country, we are amazed at the diversity in its food, its people, and its culture.
This is why My Horio was created! And I can’t wait for YOU to be a part of it!
Visiting all the various regions of Greece has made me realize how much love and nostalgia the Greeks have for their own horio and region — because each one proudly holds onto its own way of doing things. It is almost guaranteed that there are as many ways to make spinach pie as there are villages!
What I imagine for this website is a community of people coming together; sharing their family’s recipes from their region. And sharing a special story behind the recipe (the recipe is nothing without the love and pride behind it).
Share a recipe with us! Every recipe and photo you share will be credited to you and your family’s region.
Thank you for being part of MyHorio!
Much agape, Deppy