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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...

The Unique Ancient Tree that Produces Pearly-White Olives

White olives known as leucocarpa, or leucolea, is a rare variety of olive tree, mainly found in the south of Italy, in the region historically known as "Magna Graecia" or Greater Greece. Deriving its name from the Greek words for...

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

Scottish-Australian physician Norman Swan has made a complex discovery. 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...

Ancient Greek Drink Salepi Made from One Thousand Orchids

Outside of Asia Minor and the Balkans, it is rare to hear about this ancient concoction, precisely because it is so very characteristic of these countries. By Giorgio Pintzas Monzani This is the sixth in a series of stories on the...

King of Greek Retsina, Vasilis Kourtakis, Passes Away

Vassilis Kourtakis, the prominent Greek winemaker who continued the tradition of producing retsina, the world renowned wine, passed away in Athens on Tuesday. Kourtakis was the CEO of Greek Wine Cellars, formerly known as Kourtaki Wines, among the largest Greek...

September Heralds Grape Harvesting Time in Greece

Grape harvesting in 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 be pressed to...

Iconic Cyprus Cheese Halloumi Receives Coveted PDO Status

Halloumi, the iconic Cyprus cheese that is the ultimate comfort food of that island nation, will hit the market on October 1 with its new PDO label after receiving the coveted protected origin of designation late from the European Union. After...

Lost Something? Bake a Fanouropita, if You Can Find a Recipe

August 27 marks the celebration of St. Fanourios and to honor him Greek women typically bake a Fanouropita, or Saint Fanourios Pie, in hopes of find something they have lost. The martyr is known for helping the faithful find lost...