Pastéli

Although Greek kitchen is very rich in savory dishes with high nutritional value, this does not apply for desserts. Why is that? I don’t really know. Perhaps the fact that from 1453 when Constantinople was conquered by the Ottomans and consequently the whole of Greece, until 1821 when we started our fight for liberation, we

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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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Kopaniá of Santorini

Santorini island is basically what has remained after a massive volcanic eruption that destroyed all previous settlements, and created the current geological caldera. This enormous volcanic eruption has become the most famous single event in the Aegean before the fall of Troy. It may have been one of the largest volcanic eruptions on Earth in

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White Dressed Chocolate Marble

Aegina is an island very close to Athens, located in Saronic Gulf. Because of its proximity to the capital, it is a favorite destination of the people who live in the city and offers many alternatives not only in entertainment, but also in swimming. In mythology Aegina was the daughter of Asopos River. She was

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Barazék

Mesopotamia was a vast area that extended from the Tigris river to the Euphrates and beyond up to the Mediterranean Sea. That part included modern countries of Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Israel and Jordan. This area is called Fertile Crescent because if its shape. The first settlers in the region were the Sumerians and they

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