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Ancient Greek Cuisine

The Lost Plant Ancient Greeks Used for Food, Perfume, and Contraception

Silphium, a now-extinct plant once used by the ancient Greeks and Romans for perfume, seasoning, medicine, and even contraception, was one of the most sought-after goods in the ancient world. The plant was so useful that Julius Caesar himself was...

Conquests of Alexander the Great Left Traces in Modern Cuisine

Alexander the Great had an enormous influence on the cultures of the ancient world as a result of his military campaigns across the Near East.

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 ancient Greece...

Greek-Italian Cuisine Fusion Led to Creation of Mediterranean Diet

Italian cuisine and Greek cuisine: the history, differences and common traits in the cuisines we all love is a fascinating journey into the past, showing that there was a fusion of Greek-Italian cuisine in historical times that comes down to...

Mt. Athos Peninsula Charms Chinese Journalists

Journalists from Shanghai in China, who visited Greece and in particular the peninsula of Mount Athos for two days, said they were charmed by the beauty of the region. They expressed their great interest in the Holy Mountain, Aristotle’s birthplace,...