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Cypriot food celebrated at inaugural event

The Cyprus Community Centre in Ardeer was transformed into a Cypriot foodie haven over the weekend. Eleni Georges behind the food blog My Family’s Food Diary, together with the Greek …

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Recipe: Cypriot Ravioli with Halloumi

Cypriot ravioli with halloumi (aka rafkioles) was one of the most popular dishes at the Kopiaste – Cyprus on a Plate event hosted by Eleni Georges behind the food blog …

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Community gets behind #FEBulousCypriotFood, an initiative focused on sharing Cypriot food in February [photos]

The Cyprus Community Centre in Ardeer was transformed into a Cypriot foodie haven over the weekend. Eleni Georges behind the food blog My Family’s Food Diary, together with the Greek …

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Today marks Tsiknopempti: Find out what we celebrate on this meat-heavy Thursday

Today, Thursday 20 February, marks a special day on the Greek Orthodox Calendar: Tsiknopempti (Τσικνοπέμπτι) – especially for meat-lovers. It signals the start of the last weekend that the faithful …

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Michelin-starred chef Andreas Mavrommatis and his ’45 Recipes from Greece, Made With Love’

Award-winning chef Andreas Mavrommatis made a name for himself in France thanks to the inspired delicacies of Greece and Cyprus served at Les Mavrommatis, the first Michelin-starred Greek restaurant outside …

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Fortune telling of coffee cups and modern apps that ‘read’ the future

The history of coffee cup readings, known as tasseography, is long, dating back centuries. This form of fortune-telling is a familiar ritual in Greece where fortune tellers would analyse the …

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Restaurant announces $19,652 from sales of its Tsitsipas souvlaki

Melbourne Greek institution Stalactites is thrilled to announce they have raised $19,652 from sales of its ‘Tsitsipas Souvlaki’, which launched at the beginning of the Australian Open and created in …

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Florinian fiesta at the Piperia Festival

Florina’s Piperia Festival was held at the Transfiguration of our Lord Church Hall in Thomastown. The annual competition of the longest piperia was judged, with a piperia longer than 30cm …

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Ouzo Festival is a bridge between Melbourne and Lesbos

You’d think that ouzo, a quintessentially Greek drink with protected designation of origin, would be an acquired taste. The dry anise-flavoured aperitif is made from surplus wine and lees from …

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Neos Kosmos readers share their tips on making the best pastitsio

1. Love For most people, it’s not ‘what’ makes a good pastitsio, but ‘who’. Most of our readers nominated their mums and yiayiades as the makers of the best pastitsio. …