Salt Flats in Mesolongi

Salt Flats in Mesolongi

Salt has played a crucial role in the history of civilization, enabling food to be preserved over the winters until the modern miracles of refrigeration and preservation. This is no less true in Greece, where the salt used in antiquity likely came from the salt flats...
Mesolongi The Sacred Town of Greece

Mesolongi The Sacred Town of Greece

Since its foundation in the 16th century, the economy of Mesolongi is based on fishing in the large sea lagoon. What started as a fishermen settlement became a small naval center two centuries after its founding. By the 18th century, the ships of Mesolongi were...
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....

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