Category Archives: Foods

Beans, the land’s manna

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Beans are definitely the most prominent legumes of the Greek diet, since the broad variety of their sizes -small, big, giants, flat, kidney- and their abundant culinary versions, make them the “manna of the land” for every home cook who …

Tahini, a natural boost of energy and taste

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Macedonian halva mousse, with praline from tahini and spearmint, lemon sorbet and caramelized Aegina pistachios, one of the most delicious desserts I’ve ever tried, at Aleria Restaurant Tahini is a power food produced by ground sesame seeds and is considered …

Hylopites

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Greek traditional pasta Hylopites is a typical, traditionally homemade kind of pasta that brings back rustic memories of the Greek province and of big, family dinners in the village. Hylopites, the Greek noodles are made of flour (semolina), eggs, milk …

Mastelo from Chios

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Mastelo is a soft, cow milk cheese with a distinctive chewy texture and a mild, slightly savory flavor. Mastelo was first produced in 1994 and it’s a trademark for cheeses produced in the island of Chios exclusively by Mr. Konstantinos …

Xinomavro

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Xinomavro is among the noblest indigenous red grape varieties of northern Greece, so it is often called the “Greek Pinot Noir”. It is cultivated in Naoussa, Goumenissa, Amyndeo, Rapsani, Trikomo, Siatista, Velvento and to a lesser extent in Mount Athos, …

Pear

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“A gift of Greek Gods” The pear is one of the most delicious fruits cultivated in the Greek land, and its important nutritional benefits, make it a strong “ally” of our good health. Flavorful and juicy, it is a regular …

Katiki

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A Greek, cheesy & creamy delight Katiki is a white and light, soft, fresh cheese, with a fine, smooth texture, a pleasant aroma and a refreshing, slightly sour taste that actually tastes more like a mousse. It is made from …

Peach

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Juicy and nutritious, an all-time Greek summer favorite! The peach is a classic sign of Greek summer, a staple in the fruit bawl and an anticipated addition to farmers’ markets and stands across the country from June through September. It …

Garlic

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Keeps bad energy away! In Greece when we want to compliment somebody but without casting him or her with an evil eye we tend to say “Ftou Skorda” which is something like spiting and evoking garlic. You must thing we’re …

Stamnagathi

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Crete’s powerful horto (green leaf) Stamnagathi is a wild chicory variety with spiny leaves that grows mainly in the island of Crete. It is considered as one of Cretans’ hidden secrets for well-being and longevity. Combining a bitter and sweet …