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Loukoumades: From the Ancient Olympics to the Present Day

Loukoumades, a favorite sweet delicacy that can be found in every Greek city, have a thousand-year history. There is even literary evidence that loukoumades were enjoyed by the ancient Greeks at the Olympics. Many legends are associated with this popular...

Baklava: The Dessert that has Greeks and Turks Fighting over Its Origin

Greeks and Turks have been at each other’s throats for centuries, but a rivalry seldom mentioned revolves around the origins of baklava.

Vasilopita: The Roots of Greek New Year's Cake and How to Make it

Vasilopita is a traditional Greek dessert prepared across Greece for New Year's Day with the roots of the tradition stemming from the legend of Saint Basil. According to legend, St. Basil called on the citizens of Caesarea to raise a...

The Etymological Roots of Melomakarona and Kourambiedes

Melomakarona and kourambiedes are two Greek desserts that scream Christmas. Dimitris Stathakopoulos, professor of historical sociology at Panteion University, in Athens, gathered data and determined the etymological roots of the two words. Qurabiya in Azeri, Kurabiye in Turkish and kourambiedes...