Pork Tenderloin with Creamy Brandy Sauce

When we think of pork, we all have in mind the cute pink ones with the circular tail and the enormous fatty body. Indeed, this type is the most widely known and it is the European one. Nevertheless, in Greece from the ancient ages there was another type of pork, not pink but black, not bold

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Giouvarlakia or Meatballs in Avgolemono Sauce

As I have mentioned before, Greek kitchen has borrowed many of its dishes from that of the Middle Eastern and Asia Minor. One of the dishes Greeks brought with them when they came as refugees from Turkey was Giouvarlakia. The name derives from the Turkish word yuvarlak or yuvarlak kofte and it can be found

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Rabbit with Vegetables and Herbs

Rabbits are symbols of fertility and also animals that do not harm anyone. They are cute and non-violent. For all these reasons, probably, man has associated them with Easter. Rabbits are the domesticated breed of hare and can be found in almost all cultures. Many African-American stories have as stars bunnies and also the lucky

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Slow Cooked Beef Ragù with Sweet Red Wine over Pasta

Summer holidays for Greeks are like the Holy Grail! They don’t want anything or anyone to disturb them and they do whatever they can to escape from big cities to an island or a seaside village in the mainland. Customarily, the month of summer vacations is August. Big cities start emptying and around mid-August they

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Pepper Steak with Boletes and Metaxa Brandy

In 1885 the 37 year old merchant and tavern owner Spyros Metaxas along with his brother Elias take the immense decision of opening a factory that would produce brandy in Greece. With a capital of 100.000 drachmas (about 300 euros) and the determination to create a masterpiece of taste, the two brothers settle in Piraeus

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