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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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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Lemon Scented Galaktoboureko Pie

Back in the old days families used to go to church every Sunday morning. In those days, there was no television or computers or smart phones or tablets. Even telephone was a luxury that few families were able to acquire. The place, where all neighborhood was gathering to see each other and socialize, was the

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Boston Cream Crepes

One of the things I really enjoyed while I was living in the US was Boston Cream Doughnuts. Before I headed to my class, I had done two things; unbury my car from the snow and stop by my closest Dunkin Donuts to buy two Boston creams to enjoy during my day. I was living

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Cakeffles

Cronus father of Zeus and some of the other gods, in order to save his throne from his descendants, devoured his children the moment they were born. His wife Rhea after taking the advice of Gaia and Uranus decided to give birth to Zeus away from his cannibal fathers, so as to avoid the fate

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