What’s special about Greek Bottarga?

What’s special about Greek Bottarga?

The method for preserving the roe sacs of grey mullet is thought to have originated with the Phoenicians, who spread it to Egypt, where the first documentary evidence of the practice is said to be found. I say “said to be found” because in the many...
Harvest Season

Harvest Season

Harvest season is hundreds years of tradition in Greece, with all family members helping to produce the must, making the whole process look like a feast with women ‘quarrel’ ‘often with their husbands who wanted to make more wine. Instead they...
“Yiorti” Samou, August 15th

“Yiorti” Samou, August 15th

August 15, a big day for Greeks and the Greek Orthodox Church. The feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos (Mother of Christ) is celebrated. And it is celebrated by the Greeks everywhere in the world. For me besides the religious meaning it has a cultural meaning as...
The not so “Greek” Hummus

The not so “Greek” Hummus

  This may be a rude awakening for many to discover that Hummus is not Greek; it never was and will never be. It is as Greek as the “Greek” Danish Feta cheese… From my research I found out that 99,5% of the Greek restaurants in the US have “Greek” hummus on the...
Laiki agora (Street Market)

Laiki agora (Street Market)

Street markets operate all over Greece, selling foodstuffs and gardening or household utensils, clothing, as well as children toys and various “do it yourself” tools. It is considered an important social custom and tradition in Greece. People’s...
Antikristo (ofto)

Antikristo (ofto)

In one of my gastronomic-travels, I found myself in Anogia, Crete together with some Cretan “palikaria” and tasted some of the best goat “BBQ” I ever had. “Ofto” or “Antikristo” meat is prepared traditionally in mountainous areas usually by shepherds (though, today...

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