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Chicken in Black Bean Sauce

Greece and china’s civilization go back at the origins of history. Chinese and ancient Greek writing date around the same age just like the philosophy of the two civilizations. When Alexander the Great conquered eastern China the two cultures came to contact and for this reason in Chinese Greece is called Hellas from its name...

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Fluffy Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Bites

Chicken or as we call it in Greek Kotòpoulo is one of the most common and widespread domestic birds. In 2003 it was estimated to exist about 24 billion birds worldwide. That means that if at anytime these cute and somewhat silly birds somehow acquire a higher intelligence it is most definite that they will...

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Matcha Mug Cake

Matcha is a type of green tea made by taking young tea leaves and grinding them into a bright green powder. The powder is then whisked with hot water. This is different from regular green tea, where the leaves are infused in water, then removed. Drinking brewed green tea “is a bit like boiling spinach,...

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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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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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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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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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Spanakopita Stuffed Omelet Rolls

In Greek mythology, Eros was the god of love. According to myth, when Eros was striking someone with his arrows, he immediately fell in love. His power was invincible not only among humans but also among gods. According to orphic teachings Eros came from a cosmic egg that Night left in the bays of Erebus....

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Eggplant Rollini

When I was a kid, my mom was taking me along with her to visit my maternal grandparents. We lived in downtown Athens and my grandparents lived in Piraeus. That meant, back in the 70’s, that we had to take the subway and then get either a taxi or the bus to go to them....

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