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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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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Ten Main Courses for Small Families, Winners and New Giveaway

  Christmas is just a breath away, literally and I am continuing my presentations of alternatives for Christmas Eve and Day. As my family consists of three, I thought of sharing with you main courses that are for small families or empty nests. Very easy to make, elegant and very tasty will please your taste

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Spicy Meatballs from Smyrna (Soutzoukákia Smyrnéika)

  Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης! Smyrna or Smýrni in Greek or Izmir in Turkish is the third largest city of Turkey. It is one of the oldest cities in the Mediterranean found in 3,000 B.C. and was inhabited by Greeks from the ancient years until its destruction by the Turks

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