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Turkey Plans to Lease Farmlands in Venezuela, Other Countries

In an effort to curb concerns over food security, Turkey plans to lease farmlands in various countries to boost agricultural production, it emerged this week. For years now, Turkish authorities have been exploring such opportunities in ten nations in Africa...

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...

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...

Lawsuit Alleges Google “Hijacked” Customers, Orders From Restaurants

A Florida restaurant group is suing Google, alleging that the tech company has been setting up unauthorized pages to capture food orders rather than directing them to the restaurant’s own site. Google uses supposed “bait-and-switch” tactics to get customers to...

Greek Sea Cucumbers Could Be Next Delicacy

Greek sea cucumbers may soon be on the menus of restaurants around the world. Although they are delicacies in some cultures, many people have no idea that the sea creatures are even edible. Fishermen on the Dodecanese islands in Greece...

Mama Jo: The Greek Whose Breakfast Cart Conquered New York City

The story of Mama Jo and her iconic breakfast cart in New York City is an inspiring tale, in which an immigrant, driven by a desire to succeed and live well, managed not only to make it through years...

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...