Creamy Chicken with Leeks and Shiitake Mushrooms


Leeks were a vital ingredient of the Egyptian and Mesopotamian people even from second millennium B.C. Ancient Greeks knew leeks and they considered them to be a medicine. It is said that Nero consumed leeks to have a strong and clear voice. Leek became widely known in Europe from the Romans who brought it from

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Rice Pudding (Rizògalo)


In Greece, it used to be a custom, children to take the names of their paternal grandparents. For example, my name is Katerina just like my father’s mother and my brother’s name is John just like my father’s father. They did it mostly to keep the generation’s name alive and out of respect for the

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Pasta e Fagioli


Pasta e Fagioli is one of the most famous Italian dishes. It is considered to be among the “national” Italian dishes. Italians eat it from the Alps to the Mediterranean and it varies from region to region or even from home to home. Its ingredients are simple and ones we can find in any home

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Orange Flavored Semolina Bars (Sàmali)


Greek pastries were very limited before 1922 when the Greeks of Asia Minor came as refugees in Greece. The country was very poor and the sweets people had, were based on simple ingredients they could find in nature. Some pastry shops that existed in big cities had French inspired sweets that could be enjoyed only

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