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Mama Jo: The Greek Whose Breakfast Cart Conquered New York City

The story of Mama Jo and her iconic breakfast cart in New York City is an inspiring tale, in which an immigrant, driven by a desire to succeed and live well, managed not only to make it through years...

Mekila: The Greek Tequila Made from Prickly Pears

Mekila, known as "the Greek tequila," is a drink proudly made on the Greek island of Amorgos courtesy of the many prickly pear cacti that grow on the island. Antonis Vekris, the Amorgian who founded Mekila, is rightfully proud for...

Varvakios: The Grand Food Market of Athens

The Varvakios central market in Athens, located at Athinas Street, which connects Monastiraki to Omonia, is a monument to Greek produce, where every possible food under the sun is bought and sold in front of your very eyes. Varvakios is a...

Savory Vasilopita Appetizers: A Unique Recipe by Giorgio Pintzas Monzani

You can't deny it, we all have Vasilopita leftovers every year that we don't know how to use, so why not create some savory Vasilopita appetizers? Instead of letting them become dried out, and regretting letting this happen each...

The World’s Most Beautiful Restaurant is in Greece

The world's most beautiful restaurant is located in Greece, according to a ranking by travel site "The Travel." The hidden gem, which is called, appropriately, "The Secret Garden," located on the beautiful Greek island of Symi, was ranked number one...

New Orzotto Recipe from Chef Giorgio Pintzas Monzani

Orzotto with tomato sauce, ouzo, shellfish, and feta mousse is a great new recipe from a Greek- Italian chef based in Milan, Italy. By Giorgio Pintzas Monzani It's time to step up your Greek-food game with this super tasty version of...

Scientists Decode DNA of Greek Feta Cheese

According to the Academy of Athens, scientists have now successfully decoded the DNA of the famous Greek Feta cheese. Scientists from the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens studied a wide variety of feta cheese produced all across the...

What is the National Dish of Greece?

The country known for its delicious cuisine simply could not choose one dish to represent it.

Special Epiphany Koliva Has Ancient Greek Roots

Epiphany Koliva, a version of the food eaten at funerals in Eastern Europe, called Fotokoliva, has been made for many centuries on the Greek island of Crete. This is the twelfth in Giorgio Pintzas Monzani's series about the foods of...

A Sampling of Greece’s Wonderful Bounty of Fruits

When it comes to fruit, Greece offers among the best anywhere on the globe, with an assortment of fresh fruits that is second to none. Fruit, full of antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber, not only helps to detoxify the body, it...

Vasilopita Recipe: Greek New Year’s Cake

The story of the Greek Orthodox custom of the Vasilopita with the lucky coin inside, begins in Asia Minor, and more specifically in the city of Caesarea in Cappadocia, more than 1600 years ago. Here's a recipe for Vasilopita,...

Discover the Unique Greek Tea Made from Olive Leaves

Since the times of Ancient Greece people used leaves of the Greek olive tree as a folk medicine, which was also brewed as a tea. Today it remains popular, as many believe it stimulates the immune system and can...

Feta vs. Halloumi: Battle of the Greek Cheeses

Halloumi and Feta may just be the most iconic food products from their respective countries of origin, Cyprus and Greece.

Grecian Delight/Kronos Foods Sells Distribution Business in the US

Grecian Delight/Kronos Foods, a leading provider of authentic Mediterranean Foods in the US, announced on Wednesday that it sold its distribution business for an undisclosed amount to Christ Panos Foods, a family-owned broadline foodservice distributor located in Itasca, Illinois. "This...

Avgolemono Chicken Soup: The Greek Winter Nectar Every YiaYia Makes

The avgolemono chicken soup every Greek yiayia makes in the wintertime is not only the best medicine for colds, but soothes the soul as well. A nice, hot bowl of soup with chicken is one of the standard comfort foods...