My 10 favourite ethnic cuisines in Athens

      by Anna Paparizou, dreamista.gr

A good reason to travel – for me and many other people – is to try regional cuisine. That’s why I got myself to Mexico, I visited Italy twice and I revisit Turkey again and again: I love their cuisine! When I don’t travel, I enjoy dining in Athens. Just like any old metropolis, Athens loves good food and it works like a meeting point for foreigners from all over the globe – people who keep the memories of their country alive through taste and recipes. Continue reading

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Pasteli, sesame candies, the energy bar of the Gods

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Do you like sesame? Normally we get discreet tastes of it on bread or burger buns. You might be using its oil on salads or scooping up dollops of houmous on pita bread for its distinct flavour. In Greece we are very well acquainted with the humble sesame seed and we have a very soft spot for golden sweet honey. We use them both to make pasteli and this preparation is so old, it is only fair to call them the energy bars of the Gods. Continue reading

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Vima Gourmet Food blog awards – I am in!

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You have perhaps noticed a bit of upheaval in my social media lately. There is a competition, quite a big one! It’s the first food blog awards organised in Greece. The initiative and organisation of this competition is taken up by the creative team in Vima Gourmet, one of the most popular food magazines in Greece. Continue reading

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This is a coup

Life is a #beach…

Μια φωτογραφία που δημοσίευσε ο χρήστης Eugenia (@eatyourselfgreek) στις

So here we are Monday morning and I feel pretty wasted by doing nothing, my whole morning spent watching the news. I was sensible enough to get an early night yesterday and not wait for the Eurosummit to finish. They had been going for 17 hours (!). A deal has been finally reached but we are hardly any closer to something that resembles a solution to the much disturbing problems of Greece. Meanwhile, #Thisisacoup has been trending on twitter with 100 million tweets. Krugman is not alone to think they are killing the European project. Continue reading

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61% No, things are cooking

On the #beach #varkiza

Μια φωτογραφία που δημοσίευσε ο χρήστης Eugenia (@eatyourselfgreek) στις

Greece in crisis – with the referendum hardly two days behind us, I have to admit I needed to take a step back and digest a few things. Hence the beach photo, one long day on the beach, straight after casting my vote. Reality here is pressing and whilst this very loud No is still reverberating, things are cooking and not in my kitchen. Continue reading

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Peach & mastic pavlova for Anastasia

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I am sure you have seen the news, IMF admitted to the damage austerity has caused. A little too late I might add, but then again better late than never. What is more worrying is that Europe tried to block this report from coming out. Regardless, the referendum is still going ahead. We are all very fidgety and a little numb in wait of Sunday. So many opinions have been expressed, over yes and over no. Hopefully something good will come out of it. Continue reading

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Another solution for Greece please

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I am sure you cannot escape the news covering the Greek crisis. With a referendum looming over our heads and Greece being bossed by the European Central Bank, as the BBC put it, there is a lot of worry and rightly so. I will not repeat news you already know, instead I decided to have a guest do some speaking, Anastasia originally from Australia, now living in Thessaloniki. I believe her voice, like mine, represents public opinion much more than any of the news have presented so far. Please read on:

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Between Schylla and Charybdis

It puts a smile on my face, no matter what is going on over here, the #parthenon will always be standing

Μια φωτογραφία που δημοσίευσε ο χρήστης Eugenia (@eatyourselfgreek) στις

So it is going mental in the news here and abroad. I bet you are a little tired of it. Me for a thing, I am pretty fed up.

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