The Ancient Greek Roots of Feta, The Oldest Cheese in Recorded History
Feta is the soft white “king” of Greek cheeses, renowned around the world. Its origins can be traced back to ancient times, since the first mention of the famous cheese is as old as Homer's Odyssey. In fact, it's...
Archestratus: The Ancient Greek Gourmand on the Secrets of Gastronomy
Archestratus, an ancient Greek poet and philosopher in the mid 4th century BCE from Sicily, is often referred to as the Father of Gastronomy.
Why Greek Yogurt Is Considered the Best in the World
There has been an astronomic rise in the demand for Greek yogurt outside of its home country due to its taste and health benefits.
Gyros, a Favorite Fast Food Choice in Budapest
Budapest, the capital city of Hungary, is perhaps not the first place that comes to mind when one thinks of Greek food. However, one Greek culinary export, gyros, has become a popular fast food choice for Hungarians in the...
Ouzo, The Spirit of the Greek Summer
The anise-flavored drink Ouzo is deeply connected with the nation of Greece. It is simply the spirit of Greek summer which no one can copy.
Tavuk Gogsu, Kazandibi and its Roman-Byzantine Origins
Tavuk gogsu literally means chicken breast in Turkish. This dessert, which very few people know about and even fewer know how to prepare, is the ancestor of the much more famous Kazandibi. A thick cream made from chicken, milk and...
Oregano, the Quintessential Ancient Greek Herb
Ancient Greeks knew a thing or two when it came to herbs, and oregano is one that they simply could not do without.
Virgin Olive Oil Can Prevent Breast Cancer, New Study Shows
Women following a Mediterranean diet with extra virgin olive oil are 68% less likely to develop breast cancer compared to those on other diets, new research shows. The Mediterranean diet originates from Europe, predominantly includes natural ingredients from Italy, Greece...
Retsina – The 2,000-Year Old Wine Synonymous with Greek Summer
Retsina is a Greek wine with a distinctive pine and resin flavor that people usually either love or hate. It is a refreshing drink with a long history dating back to over 2,000 years and is linked to the...
Mastiha of Chios, Greece’s ‘White Gold’
Mastiha, often referred to as the "Tears of Chios" or the "White Gold of Greece," is a product made exclusively on the Greek island of Chios. Since antiquity, this sticky resin, which seeps from the bark of mastic trees,...
Greek Dakos Takes First Place in List of 100 World’s Best Salads
Greece has taken first place in the TasteAtlas list of 100 best rated salads in the world with the dakos salad from the island of Crete. Four other salad recipes from Greece also made it onto the list with one...
Why Did Ancient Greeks Recline to Eat and Drink?
Kline (Greek Ανάκλινδρο) was a type of furniture used by the ancient Greeks in their symposia and by the Romans in their slightly different convivia. Surviving images on countless works of art, including pottery, frescoes, wine cups, and sculptures, frequently...
Modern Critics Rally Against “Inhumane” Greek Easter Lamb Feast
For Greeks, the annual roasted lamb, slowly turning on the spit on Easter Sunday, is not only a mouth-watering delicacy but also part of a centuries-old tradition written into the national psyche. The event brings together family and friends outdoors and...
Special Greek Fricassee Recipe for Easter Holidays
In every corner of the Greek peninsula, and on practically every table, during the Easter holidays you will find the wonderful fricassee dish. Is a traditional recipe in many kitchens of Europe, but significantly made its way into the...
Tsoureki: The Traditional Sweet Bread of Greek Easter
Tsoureki (τσουρέκι in Greek) is the traditional sweet yeast bread Greeks make every year on Holy Thursday, which is then consumed on Easter Sunday. Early in the morning on Holy Thursday throughout Greece, women start kneading the dough for the...