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Lemon in a Glass

What connects lemons with mob? Is it possible that all this illegal system started from lemon production? From a study in the “Journal of Economic History” we learn that all this craziness started back at the end of 19th century because of lemons. During the Napoleonian wars, scurvy was the main reason of sailors’ death...

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Cocoa Tahini Stuffed Sweet Bread

One of the staples of Greek Easter is undoubtedly tsoureki. Tsoureki is a sweet bread that resembles the Jewish challah only with some variations. The word tsoureki comes from the Turkish word “corek” that means any bread that is made with yeast. There are several sweet and savory variations of corek depending on the area...

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Vegan Galaktoboureko

Once upon a time, there was once in the northeastern part of Greece, Thrace, a beautiful princess called Phyllís. One day, a ship, returning from the Trojan war, dropped anchor where she lived. The ship’s captain and owner was Dimophóntas the son of Theseus. The two youngsters fell in love and eventually got married. For...

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Argentinian Alfajores

All three previous weeks was carnival period in Greece. A remnant of the Dionysian rituals in ancient Greece, carnival is that period of time when people are dressed in costumes and wear masks. There are several carnival parades in many big cities of the country with bigger that of the city of Patras. Up to...

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Orange Pie

Euboea or Evia is the second-largest Greek island in area and population, after Crete. The narrow Euripus Strait separates it from Boeotia in mainland Greece. The narrow Euripus Strait separates it from Boeotia in mainland Greece. In general outline it is a long and narrow island; it is about 180 kilometers long and varies in...

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Twelve Months of Deliciousness

As 2017 is about to expire, I went back to all the months that preceded and tried to pick one recipe that was a hit or special from each one of them. It was hard because every time I make something I put all my energy, love and affection to it and thus everything you...

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Christmas Yule Log

“The history of the Yule log cake stretches all the way back to Europe’s Iron Age, before the medieval era. Back then, Celtic Brits and Gaelic Europeans would gather to welcome the winter solstice at December’s end. People would feast to celebrate the days finally becoming longer, signaling the end of the winter season. To...