Falafel Wraps

The Copts are one of the oldest Christian communities in the Middle East. Although integrated in the larger Egyptian nation state, the Copts have survived as a distinct religious community forming around 10 to 20 percent of the population though estimates vary. They pride themselves on the apostolicity of the Egyptian Church whose founder was

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Dulce de Lecce and Chocolate Banana Bites

These days all kids in this country are studying for the end of year final exams. For those who are in high school, they must sit for exams in four lessons; mathematics, physics, Greek language and history. These grades along with their all year grades will pass them to next year. For those who sit

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Meatless Croque Monsieur with Pesto

One of the staples of the French kitchen is Croque Monsieur sandwich. The story goes back in 1900’s and the Boulevard des Capucines. It seems that at that day the restaurant ran out of baguettes and the chef had the idea of slicing a loaf of pain de mie which is similar to the American

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Talagáni Cheese Wrapped in Puff Pastry

Messina is a part at the southwestern part of Greece at the Peloponnese Peninsula. It has a long history that traces back to the prehistoric period and it was one of the most important centers from which Greek revolution against Ottoman empire has started. It is a place with many natural beauties among which are

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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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