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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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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...

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Rice Pudding (Rizògalo)

In Greece, it used to be a custom, children to take the names of their paternal grandparents. For example, my name is Katerina just like my father’s mother and my brother’s name is John just like my father’s father. They did it mostly to keep the generation’s name alive and out of respect for the...

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Kopaniá of Santorini

Santorini island is basically what has remained after a massive volcanic eruption that destroyed all previous settlements, and created the current geological caldera. This enormous volcanic eruption has become the most famous single event in the Aegean before the fall of Troy. It may have been one of the largest volcanic eruptions on Earth in...

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Pork Skewers in Marinade (Kontosoùvli)

Thessaly is a large area in the central part of Greece. It was very important during ancient ages as there was located Olympus the mountain of the twelve gods. In there Titans fought with the gods and lost the fight. Olympus was the home of: Zeus the father of all gods, protector of foreigners, regulator...