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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 …


Kyklos _ Religious Tourism

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 …


Kyklos Menu

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 …


Las Vegas Greek Restaurant

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 …


Greek Vineyard-Malagouziarow

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 …


vineyard-greece

A Culinary Journey through Greece: Part Three

Wine: History We have touched on the fact that Greece is predominately a rocky and mountainous country, making her land difficult to cultivate standard crops. However, her geography and geology along with the fertile runoff from the mountains and hills makes Greece an ideal place to grow wine grapes. Four thousand years of history and tradition tell us this is …


Greek Olives and Olive Oil

A Culinary Journey through Greece: Part Two

History Few people realize that Greek cooking is quite possibly the oldest example of “fusion” cuisine dating back to circa 350 B.C. with influences from both near and far. It is also a fact that the first cookbook was published in 330 B.C. written by the “chef” Archestratos. Did you know that the tall, white chef hats we see today …


Greek Cuisine

A Culinary Journey through Greece: Part One

Geography Greece is a country rich in history and culture, yet how many have really experienced the beauty and bounty offered on their plates? We are about to embark on a trip through the landscape of this country to better understand how it contributes to the ingredients frequently used in the cuisine. The food of Greece is rich and diverse, …


Falafel – Vegan Food in Las Vegas

Falafel Falafel is a great vegan food and is enjoyable by meat eaters alike. Whether you don’t eat meat, are fasting for religious reasons, or want a healthy alternative, a Falafel Gyro can really hit the spot. The falafel part of the gyro is a deep fried ball or patty made up of chickpeas or fava beans. It is served in a pita, like the Gyro, with fresh lettuce and tomatoes, hot …