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Syntagi Saturday: Theia Toula’s Pishia Recipe

My theia Toula’s Pishia recipe has always been a family favourite, not only for its simplicity but because it can be eaten as both a sweet and savoury dish. Theia …

Fasting and feasting tides of Greek Orthodox eating habits for the year

Greek feasting and fasting tides come and go as one occasion meets another. Here are the dates of when to feast and when to fast this year: 1 January New …

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Food ideas to reduce the bulge after Christmas feasting

With the Christmas festivities and feasting over, it is perhaps time to reverse the effects of our indulgence in rich food. It is also summer and a good time to …

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RECIPE: Vasilopita with Chocolate Ganache from Sweet Greek’s Kathy Tsaples

New Year’s Eve is fast approaching, which means it is almost vasilopita time. Kathy Tsaples, founder of Sweet Greek, has generously shared a particularly special vasilopita recipe with a chocolate …

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Denise’s perfected recipe for keftedes

This keftedes recipe was inspired by many different online recipes and perfected by myself and my partner! Coming from a Greek background, we have both always loved eating Greek food …

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At a Greek Christmas the table groans with a rich and varied fare

Christmas in Greece does not have the carry the same religious weigh as Easter. The Greek festive season, which lasts from 30 November to 6 January, is a time for …

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Greek Christmas food traditions: Christopsomo

Christopsomo means ‘Christ’s Bread’. Made a few days before Christmas, the sacred tradition dates back hundreds of years. Legend says that preparing this bread as a Christmas treat is linked …

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Greek Australians make the best tsipouro in the world  

  When four years ago, Anastasios (Tom) Christopoulos announced to his wife Anna and his three children his plan to produce his own tsipouro, in Australia, never in his wildest …

The story behind kourabiedes

The myth tells us that during the Ottoman rule all kourabiedes had to be made into the crescent shape and therefore 250 years later that shape still predominates. In Turkish …

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Ellenie Vasilopoulos shares her yiayia’s samali recipe

I always remember visiting my yiayia Eleni’s house in my childhood and she would always have a selection of traditional Greek cakes which she would have made the night before …

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