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Chicken Yiaourtloù

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης. Once upon a time an old peasant lady had a rooster. The rooster came to the lady and told her that he was leaving her, to go and make a fortune. Next day he started his long travel. As he was walking, he met a fox....

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Clean Monday Lagana and Other Lent Meals

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! Today is Clean Monday for Orthodox Christians. This signals the beginning of a forty days’ Lent from now until Easter Saturday, which this year is on 11th of April. This particular Lent is a very strict one, having everyone who follows it to refrain from anything...

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Feta and Olive Twirlos

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! The myth says that the first name of Athens was Akte or Aktike, named after its first king Akteos. When Kecrops succeeded Akteos by marrying his daughter, he wanted to change the name of the city and thus he performed a competition among gods as to...

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Octopus Saganaki on Bruschetta

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! In Greece’s culinary scene there are two major types of eateries; restaurants and taverns. Restaurants serve a very large variety of food from many different countries including the local one. We have restaurants that serve Indian, Mexican, Chinese, Japanese including sushi, Ethiopian, French, Italian, Middle Eastern,...

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Sausage Fondue and Flat Bread with Regato

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! After the end of both World War II and the consequent Civil War, Greece was completely destroyed economically and societally. Many families have lost at least one member, that being usually masculine, and poverty was hanging upon them. Infrastructure was non-existent and jobs were as scarce...

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Sourdough Crusty Bread

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! Bread! What can I say about this magical food? How many people have been fed with bread and how many lives has saved from hunger or death! Combining only two so simple and blunt ingredients such as flour and water only to arrive to this delicious...

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Ciabatta Bread

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! By now you must have realized that bread is my latest obsession. Doesn’t that happen to you? I mean, don’t you sometimes get obsessed with a specific type of food and do it over and over again in different ways and with different materials? The same...

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Pretzel Rolls

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! How many times have you bought a sandwich that looked very promising, only to find out that while the stuffing was really good, the bread that was used was kind of stale or had a very bland flavor that eventually made that great looking sandwich a...

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Sweet Easter Bread and Easter Cookies (Tsoureki and Koulourakia)

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! Today begins for us Orthodox the Holy Week, following during the weekend, our Easter. On Saturday night ends the 40 day lent and people celebrate the resurrection of Christ. Saturday night we go to church holding candles and at 12 o clock the priest announces that...

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Vasilopita for 2013

Every year during New Year’s Eve, Greek housewives make the vasilopita. Vasilopita is a either a cake or a tsoureki and is a custom that comes from the very early Christian years. Just after the coming of the New Year or the next day the Chief of the family cuts the vasilopita. The person, who...