The Greek Tradition of Eating Hake and Skordalia on March 25th
On March 25, the most important day in the calendar, Greeks traditionally eat fried hake accompanied with a garlic puree called skordalia.
Scientists Condemn ‘Cruel’ Plans for World’s First Octopus Farm
A proposal to establish the world's first octopus farm that would raise one million octopuses every year for human consumption has triggered concern among scientists. The proposed site, located in the Canary Islands of Spain, aims to raise octopuses intensively...
‘Sushi terror’ Pranks Outrage Japan
A recent wave of pranks referred to as "sushi terror" has caused Japanese customers to reconsider their visits to conveyor belt restaurants, which are iconic in the country. It has led to changes in the way that chains offer their...
More Than Half of Humans to Be Overweight or Obese by 2035
Governments have been alerted by the World Obesity Federation that if immediate actions are not taken, more than half of the global population will be at risk of being overweight or obese by 2035, as per a recent report. Out...
Artificial Sweetener Linked to Heart Attack and Stroke
Artificial sweeteners are often touted as a healthier alternative to sugar, but a new study has raised concerns about the popular sweetener erythritol. The findings of the study suggest that erythritol may be associated with an increased risk of...
Starbucks Introduces Olive Oil Coffee
The world's largest coffee chain Starbucks announced the launch of a line of olive oil-infused drinks in Italy. Chief executive Howard Schultz says olive oil's "unexpected, velvety, buttery flavor... enhanced the coffee and lingers beautifully on the palate." "Now, there's going...
Whisky Improves Skin Health New Study Claims
Ingredients derived from Scotland's national drink, whisky, have been shown to have positive effects on the skin. This includes minimizing puffiness and inflammation, taming redness, and protecting against free radical damage. Scientists at Aberdeen's Robert Gordon University (RGU) found that the...
Processed Foods Linked to Increased Risk of Cancer Study Finds
The School of Public Health at Imperial College London has developed the most comprehensive assessment to date of the connection between ultra-processed foods and the risk of getting cancer. Fizzy drinks, packaged bread made on a large scale, many ready...
Shrimp And Gyros Skewers: Where The Mountains Meet The Sea
Next time that you are feeling indecisive about fish (well, seafood!) or meat for dinner, why not try the shrimp and gyros skewers.
The Superfood that Fueled Alexander the Great
Sea buckthorn berries have been used in traditional medicine throughout Central Asia and Eastern Europe for centuries.
Six Lifestyle Choices that Can Protect from Memory Decline
A study that followed nearly 30,000 adults for more than ten years discovered that six lifestyle factors can significantly reduce memory loss in old age. Healthy diet, regular exercise, active social interaction, cognitive activity, non-smoking, and avoiding alcohol were all...
Egg Shortage Drives Up Prices for Consumers
An egg shortage is driving up the price of eggs for consumers across the US and other countries. The main cause appears to be a strain of bird flu which is threatening commercial flocks of chickens. Economists have also...
Why Pistachios From Greek Island of Aegina are the Best
The Greek island of Aegina is known for its pistachios, or fistikia, which are considered to be of the highest quality in the world.
World’s Largest Pizza Breaks Guiness World Record
Pizza lovers have cause to rejoice, the world's largest pizza has been unveiled in Los Angeles! Pizza Hut teamed up with YouTube star Airrack (Eric Decker) to produce the truly colossal pizza. The Guinness World Record-breaking pizza was produced as...
Rice, Alexander the Great’s Gift to the Western World
Rice is one of the most important foods worldwide, with everyone aware of its value all over the globe, but this pearly white cereal took a long time to become part of ancient European cultures, with many years passing...