Greek and Mediterranean Recipes, Cocktails and Nutrition

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Greek Thyme Honey: The Nectar of the Gods

Greek Thyme Honey: The Nectar of the Gods

Honey has been consumed since antiquity, and until recently it has been humanity’s only sweetener. During the Middle Ages, sugar extracted from sugarcanes was exported from Bengal, or various other South American countries. Sugar was a rare and expensive commodity, not widely available to the […]

The Best Greek Breads You Have to Try (Lagana, Horiatiko)

The Best Greek Breads You Have to Try (Lagana, Horiatiko)

We all know that the Mediterranean diet has many health benefits, with rich healthy fresh foods, harvested directly from the fertile Mediterranean soils, being able to extend your life for years. Well, there are some foods, which form integral parts of the Mediterranean diet, which […]

Five Greek Cheeses You Just Have to Try

Five Greek Cheeses You Just Have to Try

Very few things excite the senses like tasting a well matured cheese. European cheeses are extremely popular around the world, and even though the French hold the title of the cheese connoisseurs of Europe, the cheeses of Greece are definite contenders. Feta The undisputed king […]

Greek and Turkish Coffee: History, Brewing and More

Greek and Turkish Coffee: History, Brewing and More

No matter how many coffees ending in “-chino” are available to the greek public, the one coffee closely attached to the Greek culture and history is the Turkish coffee. Even though referring to it as such, might land you in big trouble. The Greeks are […]

Greek Mountain Tea: Sideritis Scardica Health Benefits, Recipes

Greek Mountain Tea: Sideritis Scardica Health Benefits, Recipes

Sideritis tea, which is also known as Greek mountain tea or ironwort, can be found in every Greek household. The Greeks reach for it when they feel the onset of a cold, when they are struggling with digestive issues, or when they need something to […]

Metaxa Cocktails: Easy and Delicious Drinks Made with Greek Brandy

Metaxa Cocktails: Easy and Delicious Drinks Made with Greek Brandy

The best way to enjoy Metaxa is neat. That’s how a good brandy should be enjoyed and Metaxa is no different. But this is not a hugely expensive single malt whiskey, so it’s okay to bend the rules and have a little fun with cocktails. […]

Tomato Nutrition Facts: Health Benefits and How Good for you is it?

Tomato Nutrition Facts: Health Benefits and How Good for you is it?

The tomato is a staple food in many of the world’s popular cuisines, from Greek to Mexican and countless countries in between. It forms the basis for a host of sauces and is great both cooked and raw. But just how healthy is it? What are […]

Ouzo: What is it, Where Does it Come From and What’s in it?

Ouzo: What is it, Where Does it Come From and What’s in it?

Ouzo is a strong Greek spirit with an aniseed flavor and millions of foreign fans who enjoy sipping this drink as they while away their summer vacations on the Greek islands. Ouzo is produced in dozens of local distilleries across the country and as well as […]

Metaxa: What is it and Where to Find it? (3 vs 5 vs 7 vs 12)

Metaxa: What is it and Where to Find it? (3 vs 5 vs 7 vs 12)

Metaxa is a very unique tasting brandy that is created and sold primarily in Greece, but is also exported to spirit lovers around the world. But what makes Metaxa so special, what do the 3, 5, 7 and 12 brands signify, how is it made […]

Cochineal (AKA Carmine): The Red Food Coloring from Insects

Cochineal (AKA Carmine): The Red Food Coloring from Insects

Do you remember back in 2012 when Starbucks came under fire for their pink and red products? The Red Velvet Whoopie Pie and the Strawberries & Cream Frappuccino were two of the victims of the media blast. Apparently, Starbucks had been using an ingredient called […]