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Chard Puree Original recipe from the book “The Starvation Recipes” by Eleni Nikolaidou

31.10.2018 in Gastronomy

Chard Puree Original recipe from the book “The Starvation Recipes” by Eleni Nikolaidou     “Chards like all greens are usually consumed boiled, as a side salad. And yet, all of the so-called ‘sweet’ greens, like chards and spinach, can easily be puréed and served as a main dish. Wash your greens carefully and boil them in very little water on low heat. Use as little water as possible so that you won’t have to spill any at all. You could also steam them on very low heat. When they are done, spread them on a platter and use a…

The Great Famine through 6,000 newspaper clippings An interview with Professor Eleni Nikolaidou

31.10.2018 in Arts & Culture

The Great Famine through 6,000 newspaper clippings An interview with Professor Eleni Nikolaidou     “The Starvation Recipes” book is the result of studying the daily Athenian newspapers—the “Athinaika Nea”, the “Vradini” and the “Kathimerini”—during the Nazi occupation (1941-44). Life in the nation’s capital was particularly nasty, burdened from hunger, retaliation acts, street barricades, and fear. The newspapers took upon the task to offer advice on how to consume less and began publishing “survival recipes” …   When Professor Eleni Nikolaidou began her research on the living conditions of the Athenians during the German occupation, little did she suspect that…