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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.

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.

Gyros: The History Behind the Famous Greek Delicacy

Gyros; one word, an endless variety of taste. Greece's most popular fast food delicacy, gyros (with the correct pronunciation being ''yee-ros'') are something that you cannot easily forget after a visit to Greece. The name literally means ''round" or "loop'' and many...

Gyros to Attain EU Certification, Recognition as a Greek Food Item

Gyros, one of Greece's most recognized food specialties, is officially recognized as being Greek and its a ministerial signature away from attaining Traditional Specialties Guaranteed (TSG) status, based on European Union regulations. The Ministry of Agriculture and Food has fast-tracked the...

Relief for Greeks: ‘The EU is Not Banning Gyros or Kebab’

The European Commission has denied reports it plans to ban gyros and kebab. A spokesperson reacted to the media reports on the use of phosphates in food and told New Europe: “Let us be clear. The EU is not banning...

Greek Gyros in Jeopardy after Potential EU Kebab Ban

The gyros, the most popular fast-food delicacy of Greeks around the world, may be in danger after an EU Parliament vote to ban phosphate in frozen kebab meat. The European Union's legislature is moving to ban the phosphates used in...

In Search of the Biggest Gyros Pita in Greece

Bigger is better, especially when it comes to a warm, tasty pita filled with succulent meat with all the trimmings.  We are talking, of course, about grills that serve the largest gyros pita in Greece.  Or pitogyro as many...

'International Eat a Pitogyro Day' in Thessaloniki

There are several international days for health, social and racial discrimination, as well as other human-related matters. This year however, Thessaloniki in northern Greece will celebrate the first ever international day dedicated to pitogyro –pita with gyro and other condiments. This event may...

BBC Explains Grexit in Tasty Greek Food Terms [Video]

Those imaginative folks at BBC business news found a rather tasty way to explain what Greece's exit from the euro zone would mean by using gyros, or kebab, as they call it in Britain. In the three-minute video BBC reporters have prepared,...

Delicious Athens: A Food Tour in Greece's Capital by a Local

A local resident of Athens takes us on a tour of the best Greek food places Greece's capital has to offer, beyond the offerings of the usual stereotype tourist tours.