Above: On board the Magellanos, off Stegna
...and Anchored off Tsambika Beach
On my "Aegean Cruise" excursion last Thursday I was talking with one of my guests, a very nice lady from the UK, who asked me, when perusing the chalk-written drinks tariff beside the boat's modest bar, "What's a Frappe? I see it on all the menus and tariffs, but I've never had the courage to ask what it is."
Naturally, of course, I was horrified to think that this lady, who was old enough to have a couple of pre-school-age children, had reached thus far in her life without having enjoyed such a pleasure. Having explained to her what a frappe actually is, it set me to thinking, why should I keep this - one of life's richest, most gorgeous experiences - to myself? After all, if I do say so myself, I make a mean frappe. So as not to take all the credit for this fact, I will interject here that I was taught how to do it by a Greek girl, who'd been making them for a couple of decades already. So she ought to take the credit, Rebekah Tsikola, thanks darlin'!
I've noticed that there are already a bunch of videos on Youtube demonstrating the art of frappe-making and I'm not going to knock the others, as all have their merits, of course. But mine ought to appeal to the Grecophile who may just want to re-create that superb frappe moment when back home in the UK (for example) on a sunny day. And before you say anything, I'd be the first to acknowledge that the UK does indeed get warm (if not actually hot) sunny days sometimes. Rarely it's true, but it's been known.
So anyway, to see me doing my poor impersonation of Jamie Oliver, click HERE folks. Incidentally, I dunno why the video is back to front, but if I can fix it I will. But it's only the tanktop that gives it away really!! Plus, in the UK you may find that it's evaporated milk you need. Here in Greece it seems they label evaporated milk as condensed milk. Thanks to Janet Griffin for flagging that up on Facebook.