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Traditional Karidopita Greek Walnut Cake

21.11.2017 in Gastronomy

Traditional Karidopita – Greek Walnut Cake A traditional Greek dessert made with the superfood walnuts – it’s ideal on a cold winter’s night, rich enough in flavors and spice for the holidays, and an all round favorite in all parts of the country! The cake is dark, dense and aromatic. While delicious without its honeyed syrup, its flavors are elevated when soaked in spiced delight.   INGREDIENTS: Cake: 3 cups walnuts (ground finely) 3 cups flour 2 cups breadcrumbs 1 ½ tsp baking soda 3 tsp baking powder 2 tsp cinnamon 2 tsp cloves 6 eggs 1 cup softened butter…

Flavors of Syros

15.07.2017 in Gastronomy

The Sweet and Spicy Flavors of Syros What could rival the beauty and diversity of Syros? The sweet, savory and spicy flavors of its diverse gastronomy! An array of flavors was brought to the island by the various settlers, each delicacy unique and tasty! These are just a few of our favorites that we recommend you try on your travels to this beautiful island! Syros Thyme Honey The golden treat of Syros! Production of the honey is limited each year and excludes preservatives. This allows for unique and rich taste, unlike other honeys you may try in Greece. It is incredibly…

Byzantine Cuisine

15.05.2017 in Gastronomy

Byzantine diet and cuisine: In between ancient & modern gastronomy (The following are selected excerpts from the book “Flavours and Delights, Tastes & Pleasures of Ancient and Byzantine Cuisine”) He who has dined with the emperor does not go straight to the tavern. Like this one, a lot of the views expressed in the “Life of Theodore of Sykeon” (mid-sixth century – 612) bear witness to a transitional period between ancient and Byzantine gastronomy. The saint was familiar with both ends of the spectrum alluded to in the quotation: the tavern in his youth and the palaces of Constantinople in…


13.05.2017 in Gastronomy

Fava… Simply Divine Traditional fava in Greece is not made with “fava beans”… but rather with yellow split pea beans!  If you are not able to find yellow split peas (though now easy to find at organic shops or Mediterranean markets), you can substitute green split peas for yellow. Ingredients: 12 ounces of split peas 3 cups of water 1 teaspoon of salt 1 teaspoon of pepper ¼ cup diced celery 1/3 cup diced red onion 2-4 garlic cloves (to taste) 1 cup olive oil For Garnish: diced Kalamata olives, fresh parsley, fresh diced onion, and one fresh lemon Add all…

A Survey of Foodies: Greek Cuisine in Top 10

01.12.2015 in Gastronomy

A Survey of Foodies: Greek Cuisine in Top 10    According to the results of the extensive “Sopexa Foodies Survey” answered by foodies from six different countries, Greek Cuisine is among their top ten cuisines preferences, with the Italian and the French being the most popular.     A foodie is a person with an ardent or refined interest in food and alcoholic beverages. A foodie seeks new food experiences as a hobby rather than simply eating out of convenience or hunger.   Sopexa is a global agency for food, beverage and lifestyle marketing with clients in 52 countries and cultures.  Their 2015 Foodie Study illustrates trends in…