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Ouzo Plomari protects its tradition and travels abroad!

Wednesday, 03 August 2016.

Ouzo Plomari protects its tradition and travels abroad!

Ouzo of Plomari Isidoros Arvanitis is available in new packages at Duty Free shops.

Corfu - Mr Alexis' Creamery - unchanged after 66 years

Thursday, 28 July 2016.

Corfu - Mr Alexis' Creamery - unchanged after 66 years

Famed for its fresh galaktomboureko, yet in Mr Alexis' small shop, one finds mountains of super fresh local butter, sold by the kilo and served with honey, authentic yoghurt with a taste from the old days, ryzogalo (rice pudding) and sweet creams - all made by him.

About Traditional Greek Cuisine

Tuesday, 26 July 2016. Christina Tsamoura

About Traditional Greek Cuisine

How, what and where people eat has to do with how they live, what their lives are like and where they live: it has to do with their culture, land and history. Three elements that Greece has in abundance…

The 2nd Mastiha (Chios Mastic) Festival is here

Wednesday, 29 July 2015.

The 2nd Mastiha (Chios Mastic) Festival is here

The isle of Chios casts the spotlight on its most famous product – Mastiha! Music, theater, dance, exhibitions and of course, food. The famous mastiha villages of Chios are part of the uniqueness of the island. The 2nd Mastiha (Chios Mastic) Festival that set off in July and goes on with several events in August 2015.

Priceless Lesvos

Friday, 01 May 2015.

Priceless Lesvos

It is one of the largest islands in Greece, with a unique culture that is ingrained in the olive groves, sun, and sea, and grafted with the cultural roots from the shores of Asia Minor. Situated in the corner of the northeastern Aegean Sea, Lesvos awaits its autumn visitors to introduce them to its priceless culture, as well as its natural and culinary treasures.

On the Road: Nutty Aegina

Friday, 25 July 2014.

On the Road: Nutty Aegina

Aegina may not have the gastronomic reputation of the Cyclades or Crete, but it does have its famous pistachios, the first Greek agricultural product that earned the European Union’s Protected Designation of Origin status, in 1996.

Kozani Crocus: the golden-red treasure

Thursday, 31 October 2013.

Kozani Crocus: the golden-red treasure

It is time for us to become acquainted with one of the rarest Greek products of protected designation of origin that is cultivated only in the Kozani crocus villages. It is one of the most expensive spices in the world and the most valuable – literally – aromatic material on earth. It costs approximately €3.50 per gram. Why so expensive?

Mastic: a well-travelled, dreamlike aroma from Chios

Wednesday, 30 October 2013. Christina Tsamoura

Mastic: a well-travelled, dreamlike aroma from Chios

On an island so blessed, it’s no wonder even the trees shed tears and that their tears exude one of the gratest aromas of the world, that of Chios mastic.

An international distinction for Ouzo of Plomari Isidoros Arvanitis at the World Spirits Awards 2015

Wednesday, 03 August 2016.

An international distinction for Ouzo of Plomari Isidoros Arvanitis at the World Spirits Awards 2015

The fine quality, reliability, and authentic taste of Ouzo of Plomari Isidoros Arvanitis were rewarded at the renowned World Spirits Awards 2015. The contest has been taking place over the last 13 years and annual participants exceed 400. In fact, participants include some of the most acclaimed distillates worldwide.

Tastes from Greek Island Religious Festival Cooking

Thursday, 28 July 2016. Christina Tsamoura

Tastes from Greek Island Religious Festival Cooking

A remote chapel that comes alive but once a year on the festival of its Saint, a monastery which breaks its otherworldly silence to welcome the worldly hustle and bustle in celebration, the main church of a small village that celebrates its protector...Wherever anyone has lived the experience of an island festival, they know that in its large pots, a very special chapter of Greek traditional cuisine is being written...

Ouzo: A spirit clear as the Aegean waves

Friday, 01 July 2016.

Ouzo: A spirit clear as the Aegean waves

The history of this anise-flavored spirit is as old as the history of spirit distillation. Its tradition dates ages back and the stories surrounding its name are numerous.

Take it Greek

Tuesday, 05 May 2015.

Take it Greek

Unique local products, many of them fresh, seasonal ingredients, a wise simplicity in combinations and a philosophy of sharing are the four things you need to remember if you want to look at food through Greek eyes.

“The real Greek yogurt book” by Ilias Fountoulis

Thursday, 30 April 2015.

“The real Greek yogurt book” by Ilias Fountoulis

In his new book, Ilias Fountoulis shares his love for genuine Greek yogurt. He takes us on a magical journey from its ‘creation’ right up until its existence today and reveals fast, easy and healthy recipes so as to incorporate genuine Greek yogurt into our daily cooking routine; there for us to enjoy every day!

A List of PDO/PGI Products

Thursday, 22 May 2014.

A List of PDO/PGI Products

For those readers who are not European residents, we must initially begin by explaining the meaning of the labels PDO and PGI, which are listed on select foods and beverages.

Crete

Wednesday, 30 October 2013.

Crete

Greece’s southernmost island (the south of Crete is washed by the Libyan Sea) is also the most special. It is a historical crossroads of seafaring peoples of the three continents washed by the Mediterranean. It is a place of exceptional beauty, generous waters and fertile lands that have for hundreds of years been a target for the Aegean’s conquerors. Cretans came to adulthood in isolation and in war. The result of this has been to develop a strong system of values that holds independence and pride in awe. Of the other areas in Greece, it is perhaps only the inhabitants of Mani who have common traits with the Cretans. Along with this regional ‘personality’, Cretans also developed culture rich in customs and traditions.

The islands of the Aegean

Wednesday, 30 October 2013.

The islands of the Aegean

The Aegean Sea: just white churches, dry walls, sky and sea. Odysseus Elytis, the great Greek poet, wrote: “My God, what blue you spent so that we can’t see you…”. Dry summers, made of stone, sun and salt. Winters with winds and stormy seas. Cyclades.