Tag Archives: Greek Diet

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 …

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 …

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 …

Greek Salad Tops the List of Most Popular Workday Lunch Foods

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Parade’s magazine online edition published recently a research according to which Greek salad is the number one choice working Americans well do when looking for delivery options!   «What’s your favorite food to eat for lunch? According to a national …

Greece ranked 8th in world for food quality

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Comes 13th overall in Oxfam’s world food index Greece does well when it comes to food quality and affordability but is middling when it came to obesity (ranked 27th) and diabetes (30th) levels. Greece is ranked 13th in the world …

Food for Greeks is a vehicle for communication

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 TEDxAthens 2012 Talks – Diane Kochilas To watch the speech click here Chef, author, and mom Diane Kochilas discusses life lessons from Ikaria, the “Blue Zone” island of longevity, where her family is from. From her experiences over 40 years …

Mediterranean diet ‘cuts strokes and heart attacks in at-risk groups’

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Research shows diet can reduce risk for people who smoke, have type 2 diabetes or exhibit other unhealthy characteristics Eating a Mediterranean diet rich in either extra-virgin olive oil or nuts cuts by 30% the chances of those at risk …