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Tweaked Apple Pasta Frolla

Pasta frolla in Greek Pasta Flora is a type of sweet tart which can be found in Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Greece. Basically, it is a covered, jam-filled short crust pastry dish principally made from flour, sugar and egg. In Latin America the fillings include quince cheese, dulce de batata (sweet potato jam), dulce de...

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Country Chicken Greek Style

In many of my posts I have described several of Hercules’ Labors in order to be forgiven for the deaths of his wife and children after Hera’s spell that made him lose his mind. When Hercules completed the cycle of the labors he planted an olive tree outside Hera’s temple in ancient Olympia. Olympia was...

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Flaky Juicy Chicken Pie

Pies with or without phyllo are an essential part of Greek culture and kitchen. Throughout Greece there is a vast range of diverse types of pies that are made locally with goods that can be found in nature. Basically, there are two types of pies; the ones with meat and the meatless. Meatless pies are...

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Paynirlì with Ground Beef

Athens along with its suburbs counts for about 4 million people which is almost half of Greece’s population. During the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s because of the lack of works in the province, people moved from villages to the big city to find a job. Initially and up to the 80’s downtown Athens was the...

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Talagáni Cheese Wrapped in Puff Pastry

Messina is a part at the southwestern part of Greece at the Peloponnese Peninsula. It has a long history that traces back to the prehistoric period and it was one of the most important centers from which Greek revolution against Ottoman empire has started. It is a place with many natural beauties among which are...

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Pastéli

Although Greek kitchen is very rich in savory dishes with high nutritional value, this does not apply for desserts. Why is that? I don’t really know. Perhaps the fact that from 1453 when Constantinople was conquered by the Ottomans and consequently the whole of Greece, until 1821 when we started our fight for liberation, we...

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Greek Gyros

I think that the most famous and well known Greek food is probably souvlaki. And it has every right to be, as it is not only super delicious, but also it is an easy to put together and whole meal on its own. In Greece, we love souvlaki and all its variations. In every neighborhood...