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The Decline of Sparta — As Seen Through its Food

Athenaeus of Naucratis in his famous work "Deipnosophists", stated sarcastically that the fault of the decline of Sparta lay with its cooks, who because of the influence of the Roman Empire, lost the ability to prepare the traditional recipes...

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...

The Greek Origins of the Word “Macaroni”

Macaroni, the ancestor of pasta, like so many other things in our world today, had its symbolic birth in Greece. This is the eighth in a series of stories by a Greek-Italian chef tracing the origins of Greek foods...

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...