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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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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 …


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Greek Easter Bread

Greek Easter Bread  Although Easter time in western Christianity has passed, Great Lent is in full swing meaning that Easter in Eastern Orthodox Christianity is around the corner. This year the celebration will be held on May 5th, 2013. We thought you might enjoy some traditional recipes Greek families that are Orthodox Christian worldwide share. Today we would like to …


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Great Lent and Pascha

Great Lent and Pascha You may find it interesting to learn that over 250 million people worldwide are about to undertake the Great Lenten journey. In Eastern Orthodox Christianity, Easter is known as Pascha and follows the Julian calendar. Because of this, all important dates are celebrated on completely different days than traditional western Christianity. This holiday season is about …


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Baklava for the Home Cook

Baklava Baklava is a sweet pastry with Mediterranean origins dating back to the 8th century BC. The Assyrians would bake thin layers of dough with nuts and drizzle it with honey. However this sweet treat was predominately consumed by the wealthy or on very special occasions. A number of groups would like to claim that they are the original creators …


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A Culinary Journey through Greece: Part Five

Spirits and Distillates We have touched on the geography of Greece and her fertile soil. We know that the unusual terrain produces unparalleled taste and variety lending to delicious foods and wines. Well, today we will learn about spirits, liquors and liqueurs, and how they are ingrained in the lives and lifestyles of the Greek people. Fruits, grains, aromatic herbs …


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A Culinary Journey through Greece: Part Four

Wine: Grapes and Varietals Four thousand years of history and the wines of Greece still seem to be very overlooked by Americans. However, since the 1980’s wine production and quality has vastly improved.  This is quite the conundrum! Today we are learning about the different grape varieties and wines native to this rich and beautiful land. Although there are over …