The Bitsakos family was raised near the sea. Before creating Philosofish, the founder, John Bitsakos, had been involved in the aquaculture industry for decades. He started by taking on the construction of fish farms all over Greece, a task which included everything, from laying moorings to transporting materials. By 1986, he had fully appreciated the growth potential of the business and, in the following decade, became a minority shareholder in three separate aquaculture entities. Philosofish is a fish culture company. A penchant for eating well. An eye for the tiniest detail. A love for the ocean and all that it offers.
Our collaboration started when I was asked to develop 6 recipes with their fish for their new website- 3 with sea bass and 3 with sea bream. In collaboration with director and producer Esmeralda Momferatou we did a 2-day filming in Aegina Island and created a video for each recipe I had developed (https://www.philosofish.eu/recipes).
To view all recipes and videos visit the links bellow:
Sea Bass Ceviche with peach: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sToV5NqULo
Sea Bass in parchment paper with vegetables, raisins and chili: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9e4KntTpSg
Sea Bass steamed with onions and ginger: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQtIZl0nugs&t=7s
‘Plaki’ Sea Bream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LhJX8fISaw
Pan-fried Sea Bream with fennel, olives and tomato salad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p84Rhd-o_bI
Oven-baked Sea Bream with vegetables: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGGGsGaNCRs