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Leonidas Kestekides, The Greek Confectioner Who Conquered the World

The story of the world-famous Leonidas chocolates and pralines is as rich as the confections themselves. It all began with a Greek chocolatier Leonidas Kestekides, who created the great confections because he ultimately just "wanted to spread some happiness." The...

How Melomakarona and Kourabiedes Got Their Names

Melomakarona and kourabiedes are two words which, for Greek people, embody Christmas itself. They bring to mind the sweetness of the holiday season, both literally and figuratively. The two traditional Christmas sweets are an integral part of Christmas and New...

Five Traditional Greek Desserts to Sweeten Up Your Christmas

During the Christmas season, Greece is filled with the delicious aroma of sugary-sweet traditional Greek desserts, floating out from houses and bakeries as people prepare for the holiday season. Featuring traditional Greek flavors like nuts, citrus, spices like cinnamon and...

Five Greek Bakeries Not to Miss in New York

For Greeks living abroad, it becomes a constant desire to discover flavors that make them feel closer to home. Greek bakeries in New York serve that exact purpose—to enrich people’s lives with traditional delicacies they grew up loving. New York's...

The Most Beloved Greek Desserts of Them All

Greece is known around the world for its delicious cuisine, and Greek desserts are no exception to this rule. Classic Greek flavors such as orange, cinnamon, honey, and sesame make Greek sweets some of the most delectable in the world. Revani:...

End of Summer Squash Recipes for Sweet and Salty Kolokythopita [video and recipes]

As the summer months dwindle away, Greek gardens are filling up with squash that are used for both sweet and salty pites (pies) eaten towards the end of the summer into the cooler autumn and winter months. These Greek treats...

Baking Workshops in London Making “Koulourakia of Ammouliani”

Want to know what’s next at Jamie Oliver’s “Recipease” store in Notting Hill, London? The lucky ones who will get to be there will learn how to make koulourakia (a traditional Greek butter-based pastry).  These koulourakia will be 100% Greek...