Kokoretsi – Plekti, History

Kokoretsi – Plekti, History

Kokoretsi was known to ancients Greeks, the “garduba” and the “plekti” (knitted), has reference to the Homeric epics. The method of preparation was not much different. To make kokoretsi, they used to marinate the intestines in vinegar, water...
History of Eggplant-Melintzana

History of Eggplant-Melintzana

The plant species is believed to have originated in India, where it continues to grow wild. It has been cultivated in southern and eastern Asia since prehistory. The numerous Arabic and North African names for it, along with the lack of the ancient Greek and Roman...
Gyros or Yeeros? Both delicious!!

Gyros or Yeeros? Both delicious!!

(Greek: γύρος, literally ‘turn’) it stands for a Greek dish of meat roasted on a vertical spit and usually served in a pita bread with tomato, onion, and tzatziki sauce. Though grilling meat stacked on a skewer has ancient roots in the Eastern...
Anogia – Crete

Anogia – Crete

Anogia is considered as one of the most attractive, picturesque mountainous villages of Crete. It stands at an altitude of 750 meters on Mount Psiloritis, the highest mountain of Crete, and about 50 km east of Rethymno Town. Due to its secluded location, the village...

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