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Revithokeftedes recipe

23.09.2019 in Gastronomy

Revithokeftedes recipe Courtesy of Chef Andreas Eftaxias Ingredients 1 lb dried chickpeas, soaked in clean water for 12 hours 1 large boiled potato, mashed 2 free range eggs 2 medium-sized red onions, chopped ½ cup evoo 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, finely chopped 1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped 1/4 cup fresh marjoram leaves, chopped 1 teaspoon garam masala freshly ground black pepper Mesolonghi fleur de sel Method Drain the chickpeas and pour them in a food processor. Pulse until a rough, coarse meal forms and transfer them to a bowl. Add the boiled potato, eggs, onions, olive oil, and herbs….

ROMANIOTE MEMORIES – A Jewish Journey From Ioannina, Greece to Manhattan

22.09.2019 in Arts & Culture

ROMANIOTE MEMORIES – A Jewish Journey From Ioannina, Greece to Manhattan: Photographs by Vincent Giordano     “Romaniote Memories – a Jewish Journey from Ioannina, Greece to Manhattan: Photographs by Vincent Giordano” will open at the Consulate of Greece in New York, along with a lecture and panel discussion about Romaniote.   The exhibition “Romaniote Memories – a Jewish Journey from Ioannina, Greece to Manhattan: Photographs by Vincent Giordano” will be on exhibit in New York from September 19 to October 9, 2019 along with a panel discussion about Romaniote Jews will take place at the Consulate on Wednesday, September 25th…..

“The Creator Lives in this World”

13.06.2019 in Arts & Culture

“The Creator Lives in this World”     An Interview with Kostis Georgiou   World-renowned artist Kostis Georgiou sees sculpture, paint, and music as the “containers” of his creations. Some of his works stand stories high. But there is no container large enough to constrain the creativity and mastery of his artistic soul and genius.   The work of Kostis Georgiou has graced galleries, museums and centers around the world. From paintings to music to larger than life sculptures, his works evoke fierce emotions and response. His background and influences are diverse. He worked as a journalist for Kerdos, a…

Chef Yiannis Kasidokostas and the Heart & S-OWL of Greek Cuisine

13.06.2019 in Gastronomy

Chef Yiannis Kasidokostas and the Heart & S-OWL of Greek Cuisine     Chef Yiannis Kasidokostas has been cooking for 26 years in hutted and Michelin star restaurants. His love for good food and the interaction with his customers, it’s a passion that drives and keeps Chef Yiannis going every day.   Hospitality it is neither a business nor a job, it is a whole culture that Yiannis Kasidokostas grew up in and what he credits as making him a better person. It is our rich heritage he sees as our future, as well as the principle and foundation of…

Greece in our arts and culture

05.05.2019 in Arts & Culture

Greece in our arts and culture   There is a charm and magic about Greece, its history and culture. It belongs not only to the Greeks, but to all those who it influences and delights. This spring and summer a wide array of exhibits will be held globally celebrating Hellenism. This month, we are pleased to share two exciting exhibits, one which features some of the earliest photographs of Greece, and the other which shares the links between mythology and the magic of Disney!   Monumental Journey: The Daguerreotypes of Girault de Prangey The Met, New York www.metmuseum.org Now through…

Dimitri Vassilakis, Unveiling the Language of Jazz

04.04.2019 in Arts & Culture

Dimitri Vassilakis, Unveiling the Language of Jazz Dimitri Vassilakis has played at the legendary Birdland, Lincoln Center Dizzy’s. He’s appeared at the Smithsonian Festival DC and London Jazz Festival and has even performed for former president (and jazz lover) Bill Clinton. As BBC Music Magazine noted, Vassilakis is “infinite grace, poetry and passion.”   Dimitri Vassilakis is an internationally acclaimed, award winning Greek saxophonist/vocalist and composer with five recorded albums for historic jazz label Candid Records based in London. Vassilakis’ album «Labyrinth» was awarded album of the month from BBC Music magazine and 2nd jazz album of the year from the…

Laconian orange pie

04.04.2019 in Gastronomy

Laconian orange pie   Ingredients: 2 cups of orange juice 1 cup of oil 1 cup of sugar 3 cups of flour 2 tbsp. cooking soda A sachet of baking powder 1/4 cup cognac Zest of two oranges (for the syrup) 2 cups of water 2 cups of sugar 1 cup orange juice Orange zest Method: Beat the oil with sugar and add the juice in which you have previously dissolved the soda. Pour the cognac, the zest and finally the flour mixed with baking powder. Stir thoroughly to homogenize the ingredients. Grease a baking tray and pour the mixture….

Energy bars with nuts and dried plums

01.03.2019 in Gastronomy

Energy bars with nuts and dried plums Ingredients: 2 ½ cups dried oatmeal ½ cup nuts (almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts) ½ cup of honey 2 tbsp. maple syrup 1 tbsp of butter 2 tbsp. black sugar (also known as “pure brown sugar” and can be found in Asian food markets) 1 teaspoon of vanilla 1/2 cup Dried Plums 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips Method: Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line a sheet pan with wax paper. Spread the oats and nuts in an even layer across the sheet pan. Bake for 8-10 minutes. In a saucepan, combine the…

111 Places in Athens That You Shouldn’t Miss

01.03.2019 in Arts & Culture

111 Places in Athens That You Shouldn’t Miss     An interview with author Diana Farr Louis   “111 Places in Athens That You Shouldn’t Miss” is a bright and beautiful collaboration of research and story telling by authors Alexia Amvrazi, Diana Farr Louis and Diane Shugart. And we think that is definitely a book that you shouldn’t miss, no matter where in the world you may be!   Diana Farr Louis is originally from New York. She went to Greece on holiday in 1963, fell in love with the country, and moved to Athens in 1972. She eventually found…

Rockin’ the Byzantine Dream

21.02.2019 in Arts & Culture

Rockin’ the Byzantine Dream     An Interview with Billy Chrissochos, composer of Rock Opera “Anna and Vladimir” “Anna and Vladimir: The love that ROCKED the world,” debuted at Carnegie Hall and Off Broadway. Set in the year 988 CE, the Heroic Age of Basil II Emperor of Byzantium, the story chronicles Princess Anna Porphyrogenita and her world rocking marriage to Grand Prince Vladimir of the Kievan Rus. An incredible story of Love, War and Peace brought to life through Hard Rock and Greek Folk music, dancing, actors, and a full rock orchestra. Billy Chrissochos is the primary composer, historical…