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Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Red Wine Sauce

One of the five basic elements of ancient Greek diet was wine. Although the origin of vineyards and viticulture comes from Asia, ancient Greeks because of trade started cultivating vineyards since Neolithic Age. Homer, Plato and Xenophon in their written documents make an extensive mention to all their contemporary wines from several parts of Greece....

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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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Pork Tenderloin in Apricot Preserves Sauce

The fourth out of the twelve labors, that Eurystheus of Mycenae obliged Hercules to perform, was the catching of the Boar of Erimanthus. Erimanthus was a place in Peloponnese peninsula and goddess Artemis has offered that huge animal to the area. Nevertheless, the boar raided a vast area killing other animals and causing damages to...

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Lemon Tea Braised Pork Chops

Andros is a beautiful island of the Cyclades complex very close to Athens. Its name, as mythology says, comes from general Andros descendant of gods Apollo and Dionysus. That is the reason why Dionysus was worshipped in the island and the two gods appear in their coins. Because of its proximity to main land, its...

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Stuffed Ravioli with Sweet Wine Sauce

Hephaestus was among the twelve gods the ugliest and less fortunate one. He was the son of Zeus and Hera and lived in Olympus mountain along with his parents. As we all know Zeus was a notorious womanizer and that had as a result continuous fights with his wife Hera. In one of these fights...

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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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Pasta e Fagioli

Pasta e Fagioli is one of the most famous Italian dishes. It is considered to be among the “national” Italian dishes. Italians eat it from the Alps to the Mediterranean and it varies from region to region or even from home to home. Its ingredients are simple and ones we can find in any home...

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Spinach Ricotta Tortellini with Sun Dried Tomatoes Pesto

Santorini is the most amazing Greek island. It is essentially what remains after an enormous volcanic eruption that destroyed the earliest settlements on a formerly single island, and created the current geological caldera. Because of its volcanic soil, the island’s produce has a unique flavor. It is famous for its wines, tomatinis and white eggplants....