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Eggplant Rollini

When I was a kid, my mom was taking me along with her to visit my maternal grandparents. We lived in downtown Athens and my grandparents lived in Piraeus. That meant, back in the 70’s, that we had to take the subway and then get either a taxi or the bus to go to them....

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Cakeffles

Cronus father of Zeus and some of the other gods, in order to save his throne from his descendants, devoured his children the moment they were born. His wife Rhea after taking the advice of Gaia and Uranus decided to give birth to Zeus away from his cannibal fathers, so as to avoid the fate...

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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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Four Type of Mushroom Pie

Scientists have found mushroom debris that date from 400 million years. In ancient Greece mushrooms were considered to be a very fine food that was meant for kings and gods. Some researchers claim that ambrosia the food consumed by the twelve gods of Olympus was nothing more than a mushroom called Amanita Muscaria known for...

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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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Turkey Burgers with Blue Cheese Sauce

Story says, that minced meat comes from the exotic Mongolia and the warriors of Genghis Khan who carried with them milk and horse or camel meat in their fights. Sometimes, unable to stop and have a proper meal, they used to put the meat under their saddles to make it soft and to be cooked...

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Vanilla Ice Cream with Vanilla Bean

Since spring has officially made its entrance and the weather has started to improve, ice creams have started to make their appearance. In Greece, apart from the usual night clubs, restaurants/tavernas and bars, there is another one category which is unique; cafeterias. You will certainly ask what is so unique about them. Well, apart from...

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Limoncello Zabaglione and Amaretti

Οι συνταγές και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! Roman Empire was a major power for 700 years dominating most of Europe and several areas around the Mediterranean Sea. Visiting Rome’s magnificent monuments, gives to the guest the chance to admire and be impressed by the power, impressiveness and integrity of them. All these magnificent...

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Little Pancakes with Cream Cheese, Smoked Salmon and Shrimps

Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! Don’t forget to participate to my giveaway of two baskets full of Greek delicacies such as olive oil, olives, honey, Greek coffee and many more that is open worldwide, sponsored by trofos.com. Follow the link here! In all cultures and countries, people used to blame good elves and...