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Greek Souvlaki under Government Attack!

Souvlaki is the for Greeks what Hamburger is for Americans, Bratwurst for Germans and Döner-Kebab for Turks. Souvlaki is our favorite junk food, the super yummy WoW meal, no matter what! Our national snack and best known Greece’s ambassador worldwide comes in all versions for all taste buds and all cholesterol levels. …

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The Perfect Greek Meatballs… are full with Herbs!

I like to cook. In fact occasionally I really love to! But it has to go quick. And it has to be kind of  “light” preferably with lots of fresh, aromatic herbs. I grow oregano, all kinds of basil, rosemary, thyme, mint, majoran, parsley, sage or something more rare and exotic for Greeks …

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Drinking the Mediterranean Landscape in a Glass

It’s hard to focus on serious issues  under 40 degrees Celsius… I know I repeat myself, but the heat wave seems endless this summer. I try to concentrate on an analysis of  the “love era” between Greece and Israel. I have already outlined my main points but I won’t be able to …

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Greek Wine Made in China? Ough…

It is certainly not the right time to write about Red Wines. Under these temperatures I avoid drinks containing alcohol and I stick to bottled water from the fridge, which I consume liter-wise. Should I want to accompany a light summer dinner with a glass of wine, I’d  rather grasp to a …

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The Perfect Greek Eggplant-Crostini!

A quick and easy to prepare snack or starter is the best you can eat on hot summer days. Last year I invented what I call “The Perfect Greek Crostini” inspired by the Italian, Greek and Turkish cuisine. It combines Eggplants, light tomato sauce, garlic yogurt and fresh basil served …

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Greasy Food in the Summertime?

We have a “condition” here in Athens; a very hot condition, indeed. We are boiling again. We are boiling inside a huge metal cauldron full with boiling water. It’s 15:25 local time and the thermometer at my balcony shows 38 degrees C in the shadow.  Weather forecast predicted, the heat …

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