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Scientists Decode DNA of Greek Feta Cheese

According to the Academy of Athens, scientists have recently decoded the DNA of the famous Greek Feta cheese. Scientists from the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens studied a wide variety of feta cheese produced all across the nation...

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...

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. Get ready to take notes to serve up your favorite...

Edible Insects: New Frontier For Western Cuisine Has Ancient Roots

With the green light for the production and introduction of the first edible insects into European markets, conflicting opinions were rife.

Pocket Size Watermelons Made in Greece

Watermelons are a popular fruit of Greek summer, but they tend to be a bit unwieldy in shape and heavy to carry. But a farmer of Neo Agioneri in the Kilkis area of northern Greece has produced mini melons that...

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...

The Aristotle Menu: Eat Like an Ancient Greek Philosopher

According to Aristotle, the world was based on five elements—earth, fire, water, air, and ether. Culinary professor Giorgos Palisidis has now created what he calls the "Aristotelian Menu," based on foods and ingredients from northern Greece, the birthplace of...

Eating Like Orthodox Monks: “The Athos Diet”

Greek-American Pete Patitsas, an emergency medicine doctor, looked to the monks of Greece's Mount Athos for inspiration and direction in his book on diet and healthy living. The Athos Diet: Before There Was Atkins, There Was Athos, establishes what Patitsas...

Greek Salads Among Best in World

Two flavorful Greek salads have made the ten best salads in the world ranking, according to the latest survey from food website TasteAtlas. The Dakos salad from Crete landed at No. 3 on the list while the classic Greek salad...

The Most Beloved Greek Desserts of Them All

Greece is known around the world for its delicious cuisine, and Greek desserts are no exception to this rule. Classic Greek flavors such as orange, cinnamon, honey, and sesame make Greek sweets some of the most delectable in the world. Revani:...

Thessaloniki Cuisine Takes Stage at National Geographic Food Fest

Greek gastronomy and in particular the tastes of Thessaloniki will be served up at the  National Geographic Traveller Food Festival in London this weekend. The two-day festival in the United Kingdom, which will be on July 16th and 17th, includes...

Greece Exports Hit Record High, but Jump in Imports Signals Warning

Greece exported a record 20.5 billion euros ($20.6 billion) worth of goods in the first five months of the year. However, a rise in imports and a decline in domestic consumer spending dampened the good news. From January through May,...

US Marines Eat Alexandroupolis Out of All its Eggs

Hundreds of US Marines did their best to boost the Greek economy during a recent visit to Alexandroupolis, reportedly eating thousands of eggs from local restaurants after landing at the key military port city in northeast Greece. Several media reports...

Why Pistachios from Greek Island of Aegina are Best in the World

The Greek island of Aegina is known for its pistachios, or fistikia, which are considered to be of the highest quality in the world.

How to Live More Than a Century: Olive Oil and the Mediterranean Diet

Many scientific studies have provided evidence of olive oil’s health benefits and its central role in the Mediterranean diet.