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Dried plums (Prunus Domestica)

01.03.2019 in Gastronomy

Dried plums (Prunus Domestica)     ORIGIN AND TRAITS Why is it that tasty and appetizing food is associated with unhealthy choices, while nutritious options are usually not as desirable? This question is commonplace when it comes to health and diet and it lies behind the eternal dilemma “Is food fuel for my body or is it pleasure?” Especially when it comes to cravings, we subconsciously have the idea that a bar of chocolate or a bag of chips is a satisfying afternoon. While it is not easy to let go of unhealthy habits, there are food choices that can…

Sardines

17.12.2018 in Gastronomy

Sardines     Sardines (Sardina Pilchardus) ORIGIN AND TRAITS Despite age, gender, nationality or preferences, there’s usually a point in people’s lives when the question about the principles of healthy eating arises. Thinking about the foods that can be incorporated into a balanced diet plan, there is no doubt that among the first things that come to mind is fish. Low in calories, yet high in nutrients, fish finds itself in the middle of the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid and is advised to be consumed 1-3 times per week. The Mediterranean Sea boasts a wide range of quality fish, among which…

The unique foods of Greece and their health benefits: Stamnagathi, Wild Greens

31.10.2018 in Gastronomy

The unique foods of Greece and their health benefits: Stamnagathi, Wild Greens     ORIGIN AND TRAITS After researching for the “Unique Foods of Greece” I have come to realize how the past cultural and culinary habits inextricably affect our present activity. Imagine that in this day and age, when gastronomy is constantly evolving, prestigious chefs choose to experiment with raw materials such as potherbs from the Greek mountains. Isn’t it fascinating when gourmet restaurants develop modern culinary trends that still bear a Greek identity and aroma? Cichorium spinosum, or Stamnagathi, as it is commonly called, is such a case…

The unique foods of Greece and their health benefits: Honey

04.10.2018 in Gastronomy

The unique foods of Greece and their health benefits: Honey   ORIGIN AND TRAITS In the “Unique Foods of Greece” series there is a repetitive motif, a common place among most of the featured healthy products; no matter how much life has evolved, we still guard and live by the wisdom and knowledge passed down by our ancestors. From olive oil, the liquid gold, to the nutritional value of goat milk, modern-day science has come to validate what ancient civilizations believed was healthy and valuable. As 5,000-year-old ceramic jars, filled with honey, were recently found in Georgia, honey is certainly…

Remembering the Legacy of Panagiotis T. Angelopoulos (1909 – 2001)

04.10.2018 in Arts & Culture

Remembering the Legacy of Panagiotis T. Angelopoulos (1909 – 2001)   Panagiotis Angelopoulos was a Greek industrialist, philanthropist and benefactor of the Greek Orthodox Church. He was born in 1909 in Vlachorrafti village, Gortynia and in 1922 he moved to Athens. Along with his father and siblings, they founded the “Hellenic Wire Company” (1932) and in 1948, “Halyvourgiki” was set up, a company that evolved into the country’s first heavy industry.   Angelopoulos, who was a prominent entrepreneur, went on to take philanthropic action and his name is listed among the greatest Greek benefactors, according to the Academy of Athens….

Healthy Foods – Trahanas

23.07.2018 in Gastronomy

The unique foods of Greece and their health benefits: Trahana – cracked wheat fermented in milk   Since ancient times, the Greeks had realized how precious the gifts of Mother Nature were. The Mediterranean climate along with the geological formations of the country created a fertile ground where an abundance of wild herbs and plants could grow. About 1800 endemic species that grow on Greek soil have certified medicinal properties. Over the years, the Greeks have come to discover the properties of these special herbs and foods… This month we bring to the plate warm and comforting Trahana! “Let food…

Anthotyro, honey pie

07.06.2018 in Gastronomy

Anthotyro, honey pie   Ingredients 2,2 lbs. fresh anthotyro cheese 10,5 oz. sugar 5 eggs ¾ cup honey Cinnamon Instructions Add the eggs and sugar into a blender and mix. Add anthotyro and honey and continue at medium speed. Spread butter and flour on a pan and pour the mixture. Bake the honey pie in a preheated over at 200 °C (392 °F) for about 45-50 minutes. Sprinkle with cinnamon and you are ready to serve.

The unique foods of Greece and their health benefits – Anthotyro Cheese

05.06.2018 in Gastronomy

The unique foods of Greece and their health benefits – Anthotyro Cheese   Since ancient times, the Greeks had realized how precious the gifts of Mother Nature were. The Mediterranean climate along with the geological formations of the country created a fertile ground where an abundance of wild herbs and plants could grow. About 1800 endemic species that grow on Greek soil have certified medicinal properties. Over the years, the Greeks have come to discover the properties of these special herbs and foods… This month we feature Anthotyro – delicious cheese produced in Greece and enjoyed globally! “Let food be…

08.05.2018 in Gastronomy

Spinach, Pomegranate and Feta Salad   A bowl of salad is always a healthy option… The antioxidant and probiotic action of the pomegranate seeds and feta cheese, however, adds nutritional value and taste!   Ingredients Dressing l 3 tbsp. olive oil 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 1 tbsp. honey 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard Salad 7-8 cups baby spinach leaves 2 ripe, chopped pears ½ cup pomegranate arils 3/4 cup chopped walnuts ½ cup feta crumbled Instructions Prepare the dressing by adding all the ingredients, season with salt and pepper, whisk and set aside for 5 minutes. In a bowl add…

The unique foods of Greece and their health benefits – Pomegranates

03.05.2018 in Gastronomy

The unique foods of Greece and their health benefits – Pomegranates     Since ancient times, the Greeks had realized how precious the gifts of Mother Nature were. The Mediterranean climate along with the geological formations of the country created a fertile ground where an abundance of wild herbs and plants could grow. About 1800 endemic species that grow on Greek soil have certified medicinal properties. Over the years, the Greeks have come to discover the properties of these special herbs and foods… This month we savor the beautiful Pomegranate!   “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy…