Athenaeus of Naucratis in his famous work Deipnosophistae stated sarcastically that the fault of the decline of Sparta lay with its cooks, who, because of the influence of the Roman Empire, lost the ability to prepare the traditional recipes...
Turkey and Greece have been in an ongoing conflict about the origin of certain foods for decades, anad each side claims several dishes as their own. Recently, the Turkish newspaper Al Aksam published an article on its front page regarding...
Baklava and other flavors of Greece are the specialties of a black American woman who founded Sheer Ambrosia Bakery in Salt Lake City.
In Canada, pizza aficionados have to thank four Greek immigrants for the country’s own unique pizza, known as Regina Pizza.
Over 4,400 cheeses from across the world, including several Greek ones, competed at the World Cheese Awards in Cardiff, Wales, UK.
The results of a new study by the Hellenic Vegetarian Union (HellasVeg) suggest that Greeks' meat consumption is the highest among eleven European countries. More specifically, more than seven out of ten consumers (73 percent) declare that they consume up...
Today's recipe for garum takes us back many centuries into the past to one of the most appreciated and widely used culinary preparations of the ancients. This is the ninth in Giorgio Pintzas Monzani's series about the foods of...
In winter, roasted chestnut street stalls are a common sight in Greek cities. The sellers have small, portable braziers, heaps of roasted chestnuts ready to sell in paper cornets, and yet more that are still roasting. Dimitris, a twenty-year-old selling...
A gigantic pizza challenge in Thessaloniki has gone viral. The second biggest city in Greece is known for its cuisine. It is, for example, particularly famous for its sweets. That, however, is not the reason. Rather, it’s the pizza’s gigantic...
Pasteli, παστελι, the ancient Greek dessert, has very few ingredients, but it has a great deal of history behind it.
For Greeks living abroad, it becomes a constant desire to discover flavors that make them feel closer to home. Greek bakeries in New York serve that exact purpose—to enrich people’s lives with traditional delicacies they grew up loving. New York's...
A study tested extra virgin olive oil in a clinical trial with mild cognitive impairment, characteristic of an early stage of Alzheimer’s.
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. Varvakios is a slice from traditional Greek daily life,...