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Calombaris will not be returning to ‘MasterChef’ in 2020, and neither will his co-judges

Network 10 has announced George Calombaris will not be returning as a judge on MasterChef Australia in 2020, and neither will his co-judges Matt Preston and Gary Mehigan. Though the …

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Brisbane’s Hellenika at the Calile named Queensland’s Restaurant of the Year

A Greek restaurant in Brisbane has been named Queensland’s Restaurant of the Year in the Courier-Mail Food Awards 2019. Hellenika at the Calile owned by Simon Gloftis was awarded on Monday. …

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The Halloumi King debuts at UK’s Burger King

Halloumi’s popularity is continuing to grow worldwide as UK’s Burger King recently added the Halloumi Burder, described by its website as a “buttery brioche bun with freshly cut crisp lettuce, …

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Perfect pairings: Maratheftiko challenge

This time we tackle the Cypriot variety of Maratheftiko aka ‘The Stubborn Prince of Cyprus’. Maratheftiko is one of the rare varieties on this planet that refuses to self-pollinate, hence …

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Calombaris admits to underpaying 515 staff $7.83 million in wages, slapped with substantial fine

George Calombaris has admitted to underpaying 515 employees, both current and former, a total of $7.83 million in wages. As part of an agreement struck with the Fair Work Ombudsman, …

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WHAT’S ON Guide: Greek-inspired events across Australia, 18 July onward

VIC GREEK TAVERN NIGHT AT ELENI’S Eleni’s Kitchen + Bar (28 Anderson St, Yarraville) is hosting a Greek tavern night this Friday 19 July at 7.00-10.00 pm. Experience the best of Greek …

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The fine art of papara

The word papara (παπάρα) in Greek means many things. It can be a soft, limpy bread, but the word itself can also have crass connotations, referring to a certain point …

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Top European court rejects Greece’s appeal to set lower taxes on tsipouro and tsikoudia

Greece’s appeal to set a lower excise tax on two of the country’s traditional alcoholic beverages has been rejected by Europe’s top court. Greece had set taxes on tsipouro and …

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20 Greek organic olive oils win BIOL International Prizes

This year, 20 Greek olive oils won BIOL International Prizes for the best organic extra virgin olive oils (EVOOs) in the world. Thirty judges from 10 countries awarded Greek EVOOs three Extra …

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Australian researchers investigating drought-tolerant grape varieties from Cyprus

With Australia increasingly experiencing high temperatures and low rainfall, the country’s wine producers are facing a huge challenge, with more and more pressure being placed on water resources. To help …