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Food for the Mind

The mind is heavily invested in our eating.  We just don’t often stop to “think” about it.  It seems that the connection between that craving or desire for food and the mind sort of melds into one event that we just don’t pause in the event and consider. Consider that the mind feasts before the palate.  As we talked about …


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Food for the Eyes

At Kyklos Greek Cafe, we understand a very important aspect of eating which at first does not seem to be that important.  The eyes;  they prepare the mind and soul for what each of us anticipates will be the totallity of the eating experience.  Through the eyes one may be immediately drawn to any eatery or repulsed, one may look at how …


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The Kyklos Gyro

This week on facebook, Kyklos Greek Cafe  did a post  on their Food Item of the Week.  The item?  Well, The Kyklos Gyro.  The response to this post garnered such a resounding affirmation of the popularity of the Kyklos Gyro that I felt I should do a short piece on it. At Kyklos Greek Cafe, we have settled on a …


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Celebrating with Food

One thing that Kyklos Greek Cafe understands is the notion of celebrating life with food. Oftentimes we just breeze by the “meaning” of food.  We eat on automatic pilot, almost taking for granted that there is an unlimited supply of food which is readily available at our fingertips. But when we take a step back and peer beneath just mere …


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The Importance of a good “Opa!” now and then

It is apparent that in today’s world, our time is contiually being demanded of us in directions and ways that seem to leave no space for some of the simple, quiet and elegant moments of years gone by.  Whether one is a student, a family person, a business owner, an athlete;  whatever and wherever, time in our lives is filled with so …


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TOMATO: The late bloom of Greece

The tomato was not part of the Greek flavors until 1815; and has been perfected by the Greeks.  The Italians may think they are the” perfectors” of this fruit, only, the Greeks have found the flavors of their tomatoes, partnered with olive oil, bring out some astonishing flavors. One of the most important vegetables (or fruit if you want to …


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What is the Flying all about in Greece?

It is fascinating to know that over 12 airports exist in Greece!  We did some research to find out what the buzz and flying is all about.  So many people can say “because they have never been there” or “because they have already been there,” to entice people to want to fly to Greece.  There has got to be some …


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GREEK HARVEST: What is in Season for June?

There is a lot of colorful vegetables and fruit to pick from in Greece.  This month, June, some of the items harvested are peaches and Vlita (VLEE-tah). Before we get to some dishes to consider; and items to select, let us get you a list of the items you would find at a Farmers Market in Greece. JUNE Vegetables and …


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Staple Foods in Greek Culture

Where do the flavors and influences come from to create the “Greek” staples?  Well, did you know Greek cuisines are combined of interesting flavors – it contains Levantine, Italian, Turkish, and Balkan Flavors?  Just these partnerships, alone, show a rich and long history. ANCIENT GREEK FOODS The staple foods of the ancient Greek diet were olives, bread and wine. They …


Fresh Produce is KYKLOS way!

Greek Harvest: The Month of May

Traditionally Greek cooking is based on what is available seasonally. In Greece, most meals are planned when stopping off at the local market and visually inspecting the produce. The creation of meals is then decided. Traditional Greek cooking is based on availability of produce. The distinction of “fresh” is often lost, since the introduction of modern refrigeration and global importation. …