Award-winning Greek cheeses, with their unique taste, explain why in Greece the annual per capita consumption is higher than in any other European country. Soft, creamy and hard, white and yellow, fresh and mature, salty and sweet, each one a nobility, all produced with mastery...

Traditional Greek cuisine is a paradigm of the Mediterranean Diet. Many of the country’s food customs derive from the fasting dictates of the Greek Orthodox calendar, which means an abstention from all animal products and fish (but not seafood, which is bloodless) for about half...

Greeks love their pies; you can find them in all sort of shapes, salty or sweet, traditional or not, with thin pastry phyllo-sheets or crumbly, richer and thicker ones. Greek pies are a culinary masterpiece that have a large variety of scrumptious combinations! They express...

Thessaloniki is a city with a rich history and Ladadika is no different. When Ladadika is translated to English it means a shop that sells oil. Greece has always been famous for its olive oil, this is also very evident in the Greek cuisine and...

"When I was a graduate student, I lucked into an anthropological study that would take me to the fountainhead of European culture, Greece. There, I would dive into a 6,000-year-old cultural continuum, with principles of governance laid down by Plato, science by Aristotle, poetry by...

Moussaka cries out for a red but not too powerful one otherwise the effect will be to add to the richness of the dish. (Cooked cheese, by the way, is much easier with red wine than uncooked cheese is). We’d be looking for a medium-bodied red...

One of the advantages in clocking the mileage I manage through the vineyards is meeting people who make wine to share with friends. Most of this wine gets bottled. No label, apart from chalk or felt-pen codes. It does not enter the marketplace. There is...

There are many proverbs in Greece and many are related to food. For example there is one that says “Love goes first through the stomach”. It seems our ancestors new something indeed. While many people outside of Greece have heard a lot about roasted octopus, souvlaki...

Wine Roads that are designed and supported by the Wine Producers Association of the Peloponnesian Vineyard (ENOAP), as part of the greek wine tours map, whose activities extend to the Ionian Islands, are one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece. The two southernmost...

The fragrant skillet-braised chicken called kotopoulo me dendrolivano (Rosemary Chicken) is a mainstay in the repertoire of home cooks all over Greece. To me, this is Greek home cooking at its best: maximum flavor extracted from a handful of simple ingredients. Oregano is the herb...