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Canadian Students Feast on Ancient Greek and Roman Food

Students at the University of Toronto in Canada recently had the chance to dine on ancient Greek and Roman food during an "Ancient Food Day" hosted by the university. About 40 or so students tried delicacies enjoyed by the Greeks...

The Longest Greek Word is Actually an Ancient Recipe

When one hears about "the longest word," whatever language it is, absurd adjectives or ancient names of forgotten princes come to mind. Surely not a recipe; but as often happens, the Greek language surprises us once again. By Giorgio Pintzas...

Shrimp And Gyros Skewers: Where The Mountains Meet The Sea

Next time that you are feeling indecisive about fish (well, seafood!) or meat for dinner, why not try the shrimp and gyros skewers.

Spoon Sweets: A Historic Gesture of Greek Hospitality

The delicious age-old tradition in Greece of offering "spoon sweets" to visitors goes way back to the fourteenth century.

Greece Wins First Place for World’s Best Olive Oil

Αn olive oil producer from Sparta, Greece, has swept the prestigious EVOO global olive oil awards 2022 for its exquisite gourmet olive oils.

Special Epiphany Koliva Has Ancient Greek Roots

Epiphany Koliva, a version of the food eaten at funerals in Eastern Europe, called Fotokoliva, has been prepared for many centuries on the Greek island of Crete. By Giorgio Pintzas Monzani The feast of Epiphany, celebrated every January 6th, plays a...

The History of Gyros, the Famous Greek Delicacy

The history of gyros, Greece's most popular fast food delicacy today, is lost in time. Recently it was named among four Greek delicacies that have made it to the top 50 foods of the world for 2022 according to TasteAtlas,...

Nine Greek Vasilopita Options for the New Year

It's always a great idea to welcome the New Year with delicious homemade vasilopita that can come in for sweet and savory recipes. All of them are equally delicious and belong to the Greek festive season. Bake them yourself...

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 1,600 years ago. Here's a recipe for Vasilopita...

Alexander The Great and All Ancient Greeks Loved Ice Cream

How long have the Greeks had a love affair with ice cream? How about since at least one hundred years before Alexander the Great? In fact, ancient Greeks were attracted to “ices” as early as the fifth century BC. In those...

How Melomakarona and Kourabiedes Got Their Names

Melomakarona and kourabiedes are two words which, for Greek people, embody Christmas itself. They bring to mind the sweetness of the holiday season, both literally and figuratively. The two traditional Christmas sweets are an integral part of Christmas and New...

Ten Dishes to Add That Greek Flavor to Your Christmas Dinner

Greece is a country with deep religious traditions, a strong sense of family, and a very festive spirit. And those are all the necessary ingredients to make Christmas one of the most important celebrations of the year. As with any...

Five Traditional Greek Desserts to Sweeten Up Your Christmas

During the Christmas season, Greece is filled with the delicious aroma of sugary-sweet traditional Greek desserts, floating out from houses and bakeries as people prepare for the holiday season. Featuring traditional Greek flavors like nuts, citrus, spices like cinnamon and...

Christopsomo: Where Bread Meets Fine Art at the Greek Christmas Table

Christopsomo, or “Christ’s bread,” has been an indispensable part of the Christmas Day table in every Greek household throughout the centuries. If you are ever fortunate enough to spend a Christmas in Greece, you will be certain to become enchanted...

Gyros Street Tacos: Delicious Greek Mexican Fusion

When the most popular street foods of two of the world's most celebrated cuisines meet, the result is Churrasco-Style Gyros Street Tacos.