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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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Beef Fillet with Creamy Thyme Sauce

Hello my friends! I would like to wish to all of you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year full of happy moments and lots of love. How were your holidays? Did you have fun? Did you meet with family or friends or both? We went on a trip to the northern part of Greece...

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Pastitsio Bread Rolls

Pasticcio in Italian means “mess” and indeed Pastitsio is a dish that combines pasta, ground meat and bechamel. The name was established during 17th century in Italy. There are several variations of pastitsio that include dough, pasta and meat ragù. Pasticcio alla Ferrarese is a type of calzone which is stuffed with pasta, meat, mushrooms...

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Creamy Garlicky Mushrooms

Throughout the years there were several dishes that culminated in the Athenian culinary scene. One such dish was Mushrooms a la Crème. During the 80’s and 90’s every restaurant that respected itself, included in its menu this particular dish as an appetizer. It was really very famous and if one observed carefully in a restaurant...

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Sweet and Pungent Chicken

While many kinds of merchandise traveled along the Silk Road, the name comes from the popularity of Chinese silk in the west and especially in Rome. The Silk Road routes stretched from China through India, Asia Minor, up throughout Mesopotamia, to Egypt, the African continent, Greece, Rome, and Britain. This Road was an ancient network...

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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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