Pizza, the history

Pizza, the history

In my search for the origin of pizza I realized that there are many stories and articles written, many theories and myths. All agree that Pizza was made famous by the Italians and I will agree to this as well. When you get to read the historical facts you will then...
Souvlaki “The Greek”

Souvlaki “The Greek”

Souvlaki: Perhaps the most basic delicacy of Greek gastronomy, but also one of the most famous ones! In Greek culture, the practice of cooking food on spits or skewers historically dates back to the Bronze Age. Archaeological findings and writings clearly show that...
The History and Tradition of Vasilopita

The History and Tradition of Vasilopita

The tradition of baking and cutting a special “pita” (which can mean a loaf of bread, a cake, or even a pie) each year on January 1st is observed in honor of our Basil the Great, archbishop of Caesarea in Cappodocia (Modern Turkey) hence its name...
Christopsomo – The Bread of Christ

Christopsomo – The Bread of Christ

Christopsomo according to tradition is the bread that women in Greece make in honor of Christ with special care and patience, on Christmas Eve. It is the blessed bread of the Christmas table, and it will represent the life of the master of the house and his family....
Kourabiedes (History)

Kourabiedes (History)

The Kourabiedes cookies are almond cookies popular in Greece, Cyprus, and Greek communities in Anatolia, as well as across the Greek diaspora and have in their DNA the European origin of the shortbread type cookies. This cookie based on flour and sheep butter must...
Bacalhau

Bacalhau

Bacalhau is the Portuguese word for cod and—in a culinary context—dried and salted cod. Fresh (unsalted) cod is referred to as bacalhau fresco (fresh cod). Dried and salted cod, sometimes referred to as salt cod or saltfish, is cod which has been preserved by drying...

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