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Creamy Chicken with Leeks and Shiitake Mushrooms

Leeks were a vital ingredient of the Egyptian and Mesopotamian people even from second millennium B.C. Ancient Greeks knew leeks and they considered them to be a medicine. It is said that Nero consumed leeks to have a strong and clear voice. Leek became widely known in Europe from the Romans who brought it from...

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Pork with Celery and Avgolemono Sauce

Between 1600BC and 1100BC a great civilization flourished in mainland Greece and more specifically in the Peloponnese peninsula; The Mycenaean Civilization. It grew so strong and powerful that dominated eastern Mediterranean Sea, Crete and the islands of Aegean Sea. The center of this civilization was the city of Mycenae, from which historians gave it its...

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Spinach Chicken Au Gratin

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης. The first Greek chef who wrote a complete, with clear directions cookbook was Nicolas Tselemedés. He lived between 1878 and 1958. In the beginning, he worked as a clerk in a notary’s office, but soon he dropped it to work at his uncle’s hotel, in the...

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Quick Meals Part 1: Mushroom Soup

My husband had a terrible cold the other day. I wanted to do something hearty, warm and comfortable to make him feel better. Did I mention quick? I guess I didn’t. Sorry about that, so I wanted something hearty, warm, comfortable, quick and easy. Now that’s more like it. From the title as you can understand...