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Keftedakia!

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Fried balls of taste! You could fry it or bake it, you could serve it as a meze or a main dish, pair it with horta (boiled greens with fresh lemon juice and olive oil) or fried potatoes, describe it …

Get to Know These Greek Easter Traditions

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For Greeks, Easter is the biggest holiday of the year. It is not only a significant religious event, but it is also a time for people to gather and celebrate Christ’s resurrection. For Greek people throughout the world, this usually …

Pastitsada, Corfu’s family dinner favorite

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Corfu has a long history of gastronomy –so similar in terms of ingredients but also so different in its interpretation –to the rest of Greece’s culinary traditions- with influences ranging from its Mediterranean landscape to its Venetian occupation. The cuisine …

Fasolada, the Greek bean soup

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Fasolada, the Greek bean soup, is one of the most popular dishes in Greece and a staple of the weekly, family diet especially during the winter months. It’s a soup of dry white beans, olive oil, various vegetables and herbs …

Xerotigano, the “sweet rose” of Crete

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Xerotigano is the “sweet rose” of Crete served in weddings, baptisms and holidays like Christmas. Quick-fried spirals of thin dough dipped in honey syrup and then sprinkled with cinnamon, walnuts, and sesame seeds are prepared as a welcome and pleasing …

Alevropita by Saveur

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“Saveur”, the internationally, well-known culinary mag, presents its “twisted” adaptation of “Alevropita”, meaning flour-pie, a local of Epirus pie that looks like a tart, or a frittata or a tyropsomo (cheese bread), pick and choose! Feta Tart (Alevropita) Made with …

A “Bakaliko” welcome’s you to Cretan cuisine!

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Bakaliko Crete is a deli, grocery and eatery, that brings you fine foods and wines from Crete and the rest of Greece. The place’s philosophy is “taste our food, try our products and you’ll ask for yourself to buy”! All …

Ancient Greeks Used Portable Grills at Their Picnics

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The ancient Mycenaeans have a reputation as palace-builders and warriors, but they were also quite sophisticated cooks. More than 3,000 years ago, they used portable grill pits to make souvlaki and non-stick pans to make bread, new cooking experiments suggest. …

Eleven reasons to visit Greece in 2014 according to AOL

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Top website AOL.co.uk, featuring over 10 million visitors per month, included Greece to the most popular destinations for 2014. “If you haven’t visited Greece before, 2014 is the year to experience the country in all its glory. Not only is …

This thing you should try: The Nicolaki cocktail at Iron Gate

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From the menu, Jeff Faile’s Nicolaki cocktail –– house-made Greek yogurt with vodka, honey, lemon and rosemary, shaken and served in coupe glass — reads like an unfortunate twist on a smoothie. But the drink that tops the list at …