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The Decline of Sparta as Seen Through Its Food

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...

Kokorec: Turkish Word, Greek Creation?

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...

The American Bringing Baklava and Flavors of Greece to Salt Lake City

Baklava and other flavors of Greece are the specialties of a black American woman who founded Sheer Ambrosia Bakery in Salt Lake City.

Canada Owes Regina Pizza to Four Greek Immigrant Brothers

In Canada, pizza aficionados have to thank four Greek immigrants for the country’s own unique pizza, known as Regina Pizza.

Six of the Best Greek Comfort Foods for Cold Days

Whether you are looking for a warm soup to drive away the winter chill or a hearty, oven-baked meal, Greek food has some of the best comfort dishes for cold days. Get your pen and paper ready and jot down...

Best Greek Cheeses Named At World Cheese Awards 2022

Over 4,400 cheeses from across the world, including several Greek ones, competed at the World Cheese Awards in Cardiff, Wales, UK.

Meat Consumption in Greece Among Highest in Europe

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...

How to Prepare the Ancient Greek Sauce Garum at Home

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...

Chestnuts: A Very Greek Wintertime Delicacy

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...

Greek Restaurant Will Pay You to Eat a Giant Pizza

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, the Sweet Snack of Greece, Dates Back to Homer

Pasteli, παστελι, the ancient Greek dessert, has very few ingredients, but it has a great deal of history behind it.

Five Greek Bakeries Not to Miss in New York

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...

Extra Virgin Olive Oil May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

A study tested extra virgin olive oil in a clinical trial with mild cognitive impairment, characteristic of an early stage of Alzheimer’s.

Saffron Harvest in Northern Greece

The yearly saffron harvest in Greece is in full swing in the rural areas outside of the northern city of Kozani, where hundreds of farmers crouch over fields of blooming crocus flowers for hours, picking what has long been...

Varvakios: The Grand Food Market of Athens

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,...