The Nutritional Value of Wild Greens – Herbs and Fruits

In 1999 the National Centre of Nutrition, of the National School for Public Health, headed by Mrs. Antonia Trichopoulou, in collaboration with the Hellenic Chemistry Laboratory and company RTD of Food Industry (ETAT.S.A.) conducted a large-scale research concerning the nutritional value of a group of 17 different wild herbs which were used in cottage pie …

Greek Food: What Should You Try During Your Stay?

Well, there is a whole underlying culture when it comes to Greek food. A thrilling journey to the senses, awakening your taste buds and introducing you to the junction of the Orient and the West. Greece is a hub of civilizations, where different people meet and interact shaping contemporary culture. And in this unique blend …

Santorini Tomato Fritters

Various vegetarian fritters are very common in the Cycladeds. they are made with seasonal ingredients and herbs, while sometimes they use the food leftovers. In Santorini particularly, the small, waterless tomatoes are flavored with mint and oregano and occasionally with cod. This is the recipe for the classic and favoured Santorini dish; tomato fritters. Ingredients …

Thessaloniki: the capital of Greek food!

Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece, located in the North part of the country. For more than 2.300 years it has been a histoic crossroad between the West and the East, a “co-reigning” city during the Byzantine Empire and a “co-capital” in the modern Greek state. Thessaloniki keeps you for an abundance of …

Easter in Greece: Highlights Guide!

Greece plays host to religious festivals with deeply rooted customs and centuries-old traditions all year round. One of the greatest celebrations of Christianity is Easter. The faithful Christians all over Greece follow the Holy Week ritual devoutly, giving themselves body and soul into the culmination of the Passion of Christ and finally rejoicing in His …

“Clean Monday” : Everything you need to know!

“Kathari Deftera,” Greek for Clean Monday, is considered to be one of the most important feasts all over Greece, each year commencing the 40-day period of the Great Lent for the Eastern Greek Orthodox Church, which is called “Sarakosti.” The feast begins on the first day of the 7th week before the Orthodox Easter Sunday. …