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Olive Oil May Help You Live Longer, Lower Risks from Alzheimer’s Disease

A new study says that substituting olive oil for butter and other saturated fats could improve your health and extend your lifespan by years. Researchers found that people who have over half a tablespoon of olive oil a day are...

Savory Vasilopita Appetizers: A Unique Recipe by Giorgio Pintzas Monzani

You can't deny it, we all have Vasilopita leftovers every year that we don't know how to use, so why not create some savory Vasilopita appetizers? Instead of letting them become dried out, and regretting letting this happen each...

The Story of Cheesecake Starts in Ancient Greece

Cheesecake is one of the most recognizable and popular desserts. You may assume its origins trace back to France or possibly Italy, as the fluffy cream cheesecake has become a staple of traditional bakeries. But cheesecake has a very different...

KFC Introduces Meatless “Beyond Fried Chicken”

Fast-food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken announced on Wednesday that it will be adding a meatless item to its menu following one of the latest trends in the food industry. The new item, a plant-based chicken nugget, is called "Beyond Fried...

New Orzotto Recipe from Chef Giorgio Pintzas Monzani

Orzotto with tomato sauce, ouzo, shellfish, and feta mousse is a great new recipe from a Greek- Italian chef based in Milan, Italy. By Giorgio Pintzas Monzani It's time to step up your Greek-food game with this super tasty version of...

The Surprising Science Behind Champagne Bubbles

The fascinating science behind champagne bubbles is something we really should take little time to appreciate today as we celebrate the best of what the last year gave us and the hopes for the upcoming new year. Champagne has marked...

New Twist on Christmas Turkey from Greek Chef Giorgio Pintzas Monzani

Greek-Italian chef Giorgio Pintzas Monzani is sharing a new recipe, offering a twist on the traditional turkey for our Christmas dinners this year. By Giorgio Pintzas Monzani This Turkey Roll, filled with potato mousse, black olives, sun-dried tomatoes, topped with roasted...

Melomakarona – The Quintessential Greek Christmas Cookie

Melomakarona are some of the most beloved of all Greek cookies. Made with olive oil, flour, honey, and citrus, melomakarona are much healthier than most holiday treats. The addition of cinnamon and walnuts makes the cookies irresistible. Today's melomakarona contain...

Greece’s Famous Mountain Tea and its Ancient Secrets of Healing

Greeks are not known for their love for tea, as are for example the British, Russians and Turkish peoples are. However, when it comes to tea, the first variety that a Greek would think of is ''Chai tou vounou,"or...

Astoria’s Zenon Taverna Closes After 33 Years in Business

Zenon Taverna, a staple of Greek and Cypriot cuisine for the Astoria community of Queens, New York for more than 33 years, served its last customer at the end of November. According to the Zenon Taverna website, the last day...

Secrets to Hosting the Best Thanksgiving Ever

Some secrets which will allow you and your family to have the best Thanksgiving ever will help even seasoned cooks -- like many Greek-Americans are -- to be able to enjoy this wonderful holiday even more. As we look forward...

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 Turkish Businessman Who Made Americans Fall in Love with Greek Yogurt

The CEO of Greek yogurt company Chobani, Hamdi Ulukaya has popularized Greek yogurt for the next generation of consumers. Now his company has officially filed an initial public offering to be listed on the Nasdaq exchange, making the request...

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie Courtesy of Cultivation Over Millennia

Although now pumpkins are grown and their products eaten all over the world, they originated in North America; they feature so prominently on our Thanksgiving tables -- usually in the form of pumpkin pie -- that they are worth...

3D-Printed Meat Substitutes Make a Splash in Europe

Already massive food industry is expected to get even larger. The data firm Allied Market Research says that the meat substitute market is expected to reach $8.1 billion by 2026. Whether for health reasons or religious motivations, consumers have been...