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Greece’s wealth of Fungi: the mushrooms and truffles

Greece has a wonderful variety of mushrooms, and in more recent years has become a prime spot for cultivation of high quality truffles. It has also been found to be prime ground for hinting wild ones. Of course, regions favorable to the cultivation of truffles and mushrooms abound in other delights- mountain air, forests, rich

Tsipouro: Tyrnavos, Mount Olympus, Vergina & Dion sites

After the olives harvested and pressed for oil, and the grapes picked and pressed for wine, a treasured third fall ritual takes place — the making of Tsipouro. This aromatic strong spirit is made of the marc- the skins and seeds and pulp- leftover from pressing the grapes for wine. The marc is distilled, and

Kozani’s Fragrant Treasure: The Saffron of Kozani

The saffron of Kozani counts among the highest quality saffrons of the world. But here, it’s not called saffron, but rather “crocus”- for the flower that produces it. And the crocus, in turn, is named for the mortal Crocus, who in Greek Mythology was turned into a flower by the gods- either by Hermes who

The Charms of Drama and its Wine Roads

The town of Drama and its region make a wonderful destination, all the more rewarding as it is remote and unspoiled. Very much off the traditional tourist path, there is plenty to discover.

Experiencing a Grape Harvest in Greece

Nothing brings you close to the heritage of Ancient Greece like experiencing a grape harvest, a tradition dating back thousands of years. And nothing will also bring you closer to the glorious landscape, to say nothing of the true human connection that the culture of wine and the culture of the cultivation of the vine

Secret delights: Lesser known Greek Delicacies

Greece’s cuisine is so vast —  the more you travel, the more you get to know its regional specialties — each informed by the traditions of the area and the local bounty.

Greek Food Blogger Interview: Meet Marilita from Gourmelita

Founded by Marilita Hatzivassiliou, Gourmelita is a food blog dedicated to great food based on soul-satisfying family recipes. It is here that Marilita documents her cooking, sharing delicious recipes and drool-worthy photos.

The Ultimate Guide to Greek Street Food

The best cultural immersion experience is to discover a destination through its cuisine. Greece is a mecca for foodies. Rich in aromas, flavors and influences — it’s been named one of the world’s healthiest cuisines. Did you know that there is more to Greek street food than souvlaki and gyros? To help you delve deeper

Constantin Erinkoglou: Notos and the Greek cuisine in Brussels

A highly reputed Greek Chef, Constantin Erinkoglou holds the title of the Ambassador of Greek cuisine in Brussels. Despite his numerous accolades, acclaims, and skills — Chef Erinkoglou boasts humble beginnings having started his culinary journey is his grandmothers’ kitchens in Greece.

The Mushrooms of Greece: History, Foods and Festivals

The mushrooms of Greece are yet another fascinating aspect of Greek culture.  They are a part of the gastronomy, and even a way of life.