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Kokorec: Turkish Word, Greek Creation?

Turkey and Greece have been in an ongoing conflict about the origin of certain foods for decades, anad each side claims several dishes as their own. Recently, the Turkish newspaper Al Aksam published an article on its front page regarding...

Michelin Star Restaurants Greece: Guide to Fine Dining

  Greece has many Michelin-starred restaurants. Unless one is a gourmand, however, one may not be aware of their existence. This is a tragedy on a Homeric level given that there is a significant spattering in and around the country. Furthermore,...

Mastiha of Chios, Greece’s ‘White Gold’

Mastiha, often referred to as the "Tears of Chios" or the "White Gold of Greece," is a product made exclusively on the Greek island of Chios. Since antiquity, this sticky resin, which seeps from the bark of mastic trees,...

Greek-Italian Cuisine Fusion Led to the 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...

Greeks and Turks Unite Against Common Enemy: Ketchup on Dolmades

Greeks and Turks should unite against a common enemy, namely ketchup on dolmades, wrote a prominent Turkish diplomat on Twitter recently. Umut Acar, who has served in several countries and is now at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ankara,...

Nikolaos Tselementes: The “Father” of Greek Cookbooks

Every Greek household has a "tselemente" -- a "cookbook" that took its name after Nikolaos Tselementes, the famous chef.

The Ancient Roots of Greek Souvlaki, the World’s First Fast Food

Many would think that souvlaki is a type of street food originating from the many years of Ottoman rule in Greece, but this is not true.

Meze: Small Greek Dishes that are Perfect for Food Lovers

In Greece great food isn't hard to come by; however, have you ever considered making a meal out of delicious Greek meze, or small plates, and accompanied by the perfect complimentary Greek drink? Meze, or mezedes in the plural, can...

Greek Salads Among Best in World

Two flavorful Greek salads have made the ten best salads in the world ranking, according to the latest survey from food website TasteAtlas. The Dakos salad from Crete landed at No. 3 on the list while the classic Greek salad...

Thessaloniki Cuisine Takes Stage at National Geographic Food Fest

Greek gastronomy and in particular the tastes of Thessaloniki will be served up at the  National Geographic Traveller Food Festival in London this weekend. The two-day festival in the United Kingdom, which will be on July 16th and 17th, includes...