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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...

A Sampling of Greece’s Wonderful Bounty of Fruits

When it comes to fruit, Greece offers among the best anywhere on the globe, with an assortment of fresh fruits that is second to none. Fruit, full of antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber, not only helps to detoxify the body, it...

Recipe for Kourabiedes, Greece’s Christmastime Shortbread Cookies

Kourabiedes are some of the most famous Greek Christmas cookies. They are a kind of shortbread cookie, perfectly sweet and satisfying, filled with almonds and topped with powdered sugar. Depending on the region, Greek kourabiedes can also have a splash...

Greece Markets Famous Ancient Olympia Olive Oil

Citizens of the world can now enjoy a taste of Ancient Olympia, home to the Olympic Games, in the form of its olive oil. The Hellenic Ministry of Tourism and Sports, along with the Office for the Promotion of Cultural...

The Turkish Businessman Who Made Americans Fall in Love with Greek Yogurt

The CEO of Greek yogurt company Chobani, Hamdi Ulukaya has popularized Greek yogurt for the next generation of consumers. Now his company has officially filed an initial public offering to be listed on the Nasdaq exchange, making the request...

3D-Printed Meat Substitutes Make a Splash in Europe

Already massive food industry is expected to get even larger. The data firm Allied Market Research says that the meat substitute market is expected to reach $8.1 billion by 2026. Whether for health reasons or religious motivations, consumers have been...

Vegan Diet Has Deep Roots in Traditional Greek Food

The vegan diet, which is a huge trend across the globe, has deep roots in traditional Greek food experts say.

Trahanas: Greece’s Healthy Comfort Food Will Warm You Up

Trachanas is a staple Greek recipe ready in minutes, filling, and full of vitamins. However, the process of making it actually takes months.

Five Foods You Can Eat to Help Save the Planet

The task of combatting climate change often feels daunting. One way you can help build a sustainable future while also transforming your own daily life, however, is by changing the way you eat. Here are some foods that will...

Study Finds Greek Kalamata Olives Help Reduce Bad Cholesterol

A study conducted by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens found that  Kalamata olives help reduce bad cholesterol and improve the overall health of people who include them in their diets. Olives are well known for their benefits when...