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Archestratus: The Ancient Greek Gourmand on the Secrets of Gastronomy

Archestratus, an ancient Greek poet and philosopher in the mid 4th century BCE from Sicily, is often referred to as the Father of Gastronomy.

Canadian Students Feast on Ancient Greek and Roman Food

Students at the University of Toronto in Canada recently had the chance to dine on ancient Greek and Roman food during an "Ancient Food Day" hosted by the university. About 40 or so students tried delicacies enjoyed by the Greeks...

The Longest Greek Word is Actually an Ancient Recipe

When one hears about "the longest word," whatever language it is, absurd adjectives or ancient names of forgotten princes come to mind. Surely not a recipe; but as often happens, the Greek language surprises us once again. By Giorgio Pintzas...

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.

Ancient Greeks were Gourmands with a Preference for Fish

Ancient Greeks were gourmands and particularly fond of large fresh fish and eel, according to research headed by zooarchaeologist Dr. Demetra Mylona. The zooarchaeologist, who does research for the Institute of Aegean Prehistory Study Center for East Crete, is collecting...

Antikristo: The Cretan Way to Barbeque Meat with Roots in Ancient Greece

You will find some of the finest grilled food anywhere in the world in Greece; Antikristo, grilled lamb from Crete, is no exception.

You Can Taste Ancient Greek Recipes in London

A new pop-up restaurant in London is reviving the tastes of ancient Greece. Stahtis Georgiadis, one of the co-founders of the Philosopher’s Stove, spoke to Kathimerini newspaper. “Given that we cannot re-enact the ancient Greek flavor palette, our project is an...

Ancient Greeks On Managing Obesity

In 2008, more than 1.4 billion adults, aged 20 and older were overweight. In 2013, over 500 million of the world’s population was obese. By seeing these alarming numbers one could definitely argue that these people would benefit from...