Yiayia Elektra’s Greek Chicken Soup with Egg and Lemon


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Appears in
Grand Dishes: Time-perfected recipes and stories from grandmothers of the world

By Iska Lupton and Anastasia Miari

Published 2021

  • About

My grandma, Elektra, originally came from the Island of Khios. Her family moved to Athens when she was a little girl. She met my grandfather (a Scotsman) during the war and they were married in Athens in 1946. After the war they moved to Leicester, where she raised her five children in a small house on a council estate.

She was a wonderful cook and recreated food from her homeland in ingenious ways. Cheshire cheese would replace feta and she’d strain yoghurt to make