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Feta and Zucchini Fritters

One of the major figures of the Greek revolution against the Turkish domination was Theodore Kolokotronis. He was born in 1770 in a village of Peloponnese. In his age of 10 his father was killed by the Turks and that event marked his entire life. From the age of 15 he entered the “Armatolí” team...

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Zucchini Baskets with Greek Olives

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! Olive tree is known from ancient years and it comes from western Mediterranean. According to myth the first place where it was planted was Athens during Athena’s fight with Poseidon. Greeks were the first people who cultivated the olive tree and according to contemporary historians neither...

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Brownies with Zucchini and Tahini Frosting

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! Sesame production is as old as that of rice, approximately 6,000 years ago. It was cultivated in Palestine and Syria around 3,000 B.C. All countries around the Mediterranean Sea and Middle East considered sesame to be a produce of high energy and therapeutic values for human...

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Whole Wheat Pockets Stuffed with Chicken Avgolemono

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! Are you food puritans? No, seriously, do you want the name of a specific dish to apply to the original version of it, or you accept all tweaks and versions to fall under this same name? I had a long conversation the other day with a...

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Greek Style Tortilla Wraps

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! During summer, fruits and vegetables can be found in abundance here. It is this time of season, when all of us consume as many as possible and our summer dishes are making a very good use of them. Apart from s/m where vegetables are sold, usually...

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Gemista with a Twist (Stuffed Tomatoes and Peppers)

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! Do you remember my last trip to Nafplio? You can find more details here! While I was there I visited Mr. Mallios’ shop. He is a former ship captain, who decided to retire and start a brand new career making Chilopites, Trachana and several other delicious...

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Feta Cheese Quiche

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the words Greek food? I bet one of the first things that you recollect is feta cheese. Indeed feta cheese is one of the most recognizable and well known Greek foods around the world. Since 2002, feta has been a protected designation...

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Savory Rainbow Muffins

fava of Santorini, shrimps, pepper, onion, tomato, wine, legume, Greek, main course, seafood Marriage in Greece, just as I think in many other parts of this world, is very important not only for the couple, but also for the families and friends around. In the old days the festivities started one week before the wedding....

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Zucchini Fritters

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! Sunday mornings are the best! After a week of early wakes, endless running, working, cooking, washing, putting in order, eventually, this day I have the chance to sleep a little bit longer, relax for a few minutes in my bed and generally take my time with...