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Who invented the Greek Salad?

The Greek salad, a landmark of the Greek cuisine worldwide: shiny-sweet tomatoes and crisp cucumbers, spicy white onions and green bell peppers, black olives. A thick slice of feta cheese on top of the mountain of fresh veggies. All rounded up with golden olive oil and aromatic dry oregano. Who …

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Wines aging underwater in Halkidiki are a hit in Japan

Wines aged in the underwater cellar at the bottom of the sea in Halkidiki have landed at restaurant tables in Japan, where they enjoy a huge popularity. Sushi and Greek wine aged underwater, is the new trend in Japan. The bottles of the underwater cellar from Ierissos, were sunk in …

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For Chocoholics: Festival “ChocolateFest” in Athens, Oct 17-20

A great feast for Chocoholics of all ages in Athens: The Chocolate Festival, ChocolateFest, has opened its gates on Thursday, and will welcome visitors until Sunday, October 20, 2019. Chocolate brands, pastry shops, renowned pastry chefs will present chocolate products in a variety of forms in order to delight even …

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First micro-brewery Athens Craft Beer Festival, Oct 18-20

The first micro-brewery Athens Craft Beer Festival will open its gates on October 18 and run until October 20, 2019 in the Greek capital. The festival is dedicated exclusively to craft beer by micro-breweries from both Greece and abroad. The festival involves 24 Greek breweries and 9 from Bulgaria, Croatia, …

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Foreign national missing in Mykonos found dead

A foreign national missing in the island of Mykonos was found dead on Monday. The 43-year-old diver, crew member of British flagged  “Sea Dragon”, was found by private divers. The Sea Dragon was moored in the sea area of Platis Gialos. The diver went missing on Monday noon. The rescuers …

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Meet a Greek Classic: Kaimaki, chewy ice cream with mastic flavor

It used to be the only ice cream Greeks knew for several decades. Kaimaki, a chewy ice cream Greeks love to eat with sour cherry syrup and sprinkles of pistachios or sweet almonds.The ice cream has a decent flavor of mastic. This specific ice cream is always elastic and it …

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Athens Street Food Festival May 2019 kicks off in downtown Athens

From Cuba and Mexico to China and India, from Jamaica and Hawaii to Greece and Brazil, Athens Street Food Festival presents a great variety of cuisines from the entire planet, including many surprises and unexpected ideas! Mouthwatering dishes, from savory to artistic gelato… Participants list Athens Street Food Festival opens …

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The Perfect Greek Coffee and its secrets: From making to ordering and cup reading

A cup of Greek coffee is a must for Greeks some time in their lives. The Greek man who respects himself enjoys the fine aromatic beverage preferably with three cigarettes in the morning. For women a cup of Greek coffee offers the opportunity to chit chatting with other female relatives …

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My Prefect Greek Soutzoukakia: Smyrna Meatballs with cumin and green olives

It is one of the most delicious Greek dishes with ground meat: Soutzoukakia Smyrneika Σουτζουκάκια Σμυρνέϊκα or simply Smyrna Meatballs. They are flavored with cumin and garlic, fried and then simmered in tomato-wine sauce. Greek refugees from Asia Minor introduced the dish to the Greek cuisine after the 1920 and …

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Greek Irini Tzortzoglou among top 5 contestants in UK’s Masterchef Finals

In the current Masterchef UK series the final five contestants include a Greek. Irini Tzortzoglou, a 60-year-old originally from the island of Crete, who has been living in Cumbria for …ages. Before her MasterChef days, Irini worked a banker, and previously studied at the Kingston University in London.  She is originally …

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