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A Holy Lunch with Greek Nuns at Meteora for Gordon Ramsay

 The Greek adventures of Gordon Ramsay have now led him to the spectacular site of Meteora -- where he enjoyed a lunch with Greek nuns. It was the latest cultural adventure in a series of such during the shooting...

Can Gordon Ramsay Beat the Greeks for the Best Souvlaki?

Gordon Ramsay's television adventures in Greece have been full of hilarious incidents, but the show featuring his dare to the famous chef by a souvlaki maker in Athens stands out among all of them. Ramsay's ITV cooking and traveling show...

Greek-Italian Cuisine Fusion Led to Creation of Mediterranean Diet

Italian cuisine and Greek cuisine: the history, differences and common traits in the cuisines we all love is a fascinating journey into the past, showing that there was a fusion of Greek-Italian cuisine in historical times that comes down to...

The Aristotle Menu: Eat Like an Ancient Greek Philosopher

According to Aristotle, the world was based on five elements -- earth, fire, water, air, and ether. Culinary professor Giorgos Palisidis has now created what he calls the "Aristotelian menu," based on foods and ingredients from northern Greece, the...

Study Finds Greek Kalamata Olives Help Reduce Bad Cholesterol

A study conducted by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens found that  Kalamata olives help reduce bad cholesterol and improve the overall health of people who include them in their diets. Olives are well known for their benefits when...

Mediterranean Diet Invented by Ancient Greeks, Study Reveals

Ancient Greek doctors invented the renowned Mediterranean diet, as Hippocratic physicians prescribed healthy diets and used rich flavors in food in order to treat their patients, a study from the University of Exeter revealed. Experts at the University of Exeter...

Frappe or Freddo: The Battle of the Famous Greek Iced Coffees

The Frappe and the Freddo are more than just iced coffee drinks in Greece: they are a lifestyle! Drinking iced coffee all year round is something that the Greek people savor. Summer is officially over and fall is in full...

Greek Coffee Rituals Remain at the Heart of Everyday Life

Greeks consume 5.5 kilos of coffee annually per capita, putting the country into 15th position in a global list of top coffee drinkers. Probably one of the most important traits of modern Greek society, coffee is not just part of...

Greek Yiayia Totally Unimpressed with Gordon Ramsay’s Sauce

When your name is Gordon Ramsay, you're a famous chef with popular TV shows. But when a yiayia on the Greek island of Santorini criticizes your food, you're in real trouble. In the first of two episodes of "Gordon, Gino...

Unique Greek Liqueurs That are Perfect for Autumn

Greece is not only known for its cuisine, but also for its unique traditional liqueurs. Many of the favorites, surprisingly enough, are derived from ingredients that have amazing health benefits as well. Let's look at some unique selections that...

The Greek History of Truffles: It All Started With a Thunderbolt from Zeus

The history of truffles is one of folklore and intrigue, but very few people know of its links to the ancient Greek god Zeus. The pricey, much sought-after fungi has played a prominent role in Greece for its nutritional...

Foodies Look No Further – Here’s a Modern Twist on Greek Moussaka

Moussaka is a favorite Greek dish and it is the perfect summer platter for your foodie gatherings. There are many creative modern twists on moussaka that any foodie can appreciate. So get ready to take notes to serve up your...

Ancient Greeks were Gourmands with a Preference for Fish

Ancient Greeks were gourmands and particularly fond of large fresh fish and eel, according to research headed by zooarchaeologist Dr. Demetra Mylona. The zooarchaeologist, who does research for the Institute of Aegean Prehistory Study Center for East Crete, is collecting...

Five Ancient Greek Herbs and How We Use Them Today

Greece is known today for its herbs that are used in teas and homeopathic remedies. But did you know that there are many herbs that the ancient Greeks used that are still popular in Greece today? The five herbs below...