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Souvlaki Wrapper in Ireland Makes 4 Times the Greek Minimum Wage

A €2,500 euro salary is being offered to any Greek who wants to take on the job of a souvlaki wrapper in a Greek souvlaki bar in Dublin, Ireland. The job listing, in addition to the €2,500 salary, promises that...

Recipe: Galaktoboureko, the Most Beloved Greek Dessert

Here's a traditional recipe for the Greek dessert galaktoboureko, aka Greek milk, or custard, pie. Greece is known around the world for its delicious cuisine, and Greek desserts are no exception to this rule. Classic flavors such as orange, cinnamon,...

Greek food: The Variety of Delicious Pies

Among many other things, Greece is known for its healthy and tasty food. However, one specific type of Greek traditional food, the pie, holds a special place, as it is among the oldest, simplest, and yet most delicious dishes...

Greeks and Turks Unite Against Common Enemy: Ketchup on Dolmades

Greeks and Turks should unite against a common enemy, namely ketchup on dolmades, wrote a prominent Turkish diplomat on Twitter recently. Umut Acar, who has served in several countries and is now at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ankara,...

Unique Greek Liqueurs 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...

Why Greek Honey Is the Best in the World: A Beekeeper Explains

For thousands of years, Greek honey has been collected for its delicious, sweet taste and healing, nutritious properties.

The Greek Paradox: Why Do First Generation Greek-Australians Live Longer?

Scottish-Australian physician Norman Swan has made a complex discovery recently. Swan found that Greek-Australians, despite subscribing to potentially life-threatening practices and diets, have the second highest life expectancy behind the Japanese. Swan dubbed this situation "the Greek Paradox" in his...

Nikolaos Tselementes: The “Father” of Greek Cookbooks

Every Greek household has a "tselemente" -- a "cookbook" that took its name after Nikolaos Tselementes, the famous chef.

Greece Markets Famous Ancient Olympia Olive Oil

Citizens of the world can now enjoy a taste of Ancient Olympia, home to the Olympic Games, in the form of its olive oil. The Hellenic Ministry of Tourism and Sports, along with the Office for the Promotion of Cultural...

The Ancient Roots of Greek Souvlaki, the World’s First Fast Food

Many would think that souvlaki is a type of street food originating from the many years of Ottoman rule in Greece, but this is not true.

Eleusinian Mystery Rites Drink May Have Been Hallucinogenic

Kykeon, the mysterious drink from the past linked to the Eleusinian Mysteries, is a drink few know of and of which even fewer speak or write about. By Giorgio Pintzas Monzani It was an essential part of a ritual that took...

Grape Harvesting Season in Full Swing in Greece

Grape harvesting in late August and September is one of the oldest and most beloved traditions in the Greek countryside. Family, neighbors, and friends all get together to harvest the precious bunches of green and purple pearls which will...

Humble Taverna Evokes Nostalgia and Offers Tasty Greek Food

Greek food is celebrated across the globe for producing some of the tastiest dishes on the planet, and often in the most beautiful setting in a taverna by the sea. While lacking the cache of French or Italian food, Greece’s...

The Greek Inventor of Hawaiian Pizza: Sam Panopoulos

Very few people know that the man who took the brave decision back in the 1960's to add pineapple to a pizza was a Greek immigrant to Canada.

Gyro Eating Contest Returns at Chicago’s Greektown Festival

The popular Gyro Eating Contest returns to Chicago on the third and final day of Taste of Greektown festival, Sunday 28 August at 6 p.m.