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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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Zucchini Baskets Filled with Melty Ground Beef

Zucchini, like all squash, has its ancestry in the Americas. However, the varieties of green, cylindrical squash harvested immature and typically called “zucchini” were developed in northern Italy, long after the introduction of cucurbits from the Americas. It appears that this occurred in the second half of the 19th century, though the first description of...

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Mediterranean Potato Nachos

Cyprus is a small island with a long history and a rich culture that spans 10,000 years, making it one of the oldest civilizations in the Mediterranean. Situated at the crossroads of three continents – Europe, Asia and Africa – the island’s unique geographic position has played an important part in its turbulent past since...

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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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Zucchini Baskets with Creamy Smoked Chicken

“Pasta filata (Italian: “spun paste”) is a technique in the manufacture of a family of Italian cheeses also known in English as stretched-curd, pulled-curd, and plastic-curd cheeses. Stretched curd cheeses manufactured from the pasta filata technique undergo a plasticizing and kneading treatment of the fresh curd in hot water, which gives the cheese its fibrous...

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Shepherd’s Pie with Curry Chicken

The Indo-Greek Kingdom or Graeco-Indian Kingdom was a Hellenistic kingdom spread in various parts of the northwest regions of South Asia (mainly modern Afghanistan and Pakistan) during the last two centuries BC and was ruled by more than thirty kings, who were often in conflict with each other. The kingdom was founded when the Graeco-Bactrian...

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Creamy Juicy Stuffed Mushrooms

Mushrooms have been consumed by humans since ancient times and were considered to be a very special food due to their appearance and unique taste. Cultivation of mushrooms has developed tremendously and now it is widely eaten everywhere in the world in big quantities. It is quite uncertain when and how the first consumption of...