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Food & Drink

Greek olive oil companies celebrate success at Olive Japan

Competing with 811 olive oils from 27 countries, Greek companies took home 77 medals from Olive Japan 2021: 19 Gold awards and 58 Silvers. In its tenth year, this international …

Life

Vassilis Kourtakis leaves great legacy for Greek wine

Vassilis Kourtakis, who died on 5 September this year, was a leading figure in the world of Greek wine. An internationalist and a visionary, he helped make Greek wine competitive, …

Life

Greek Australian receives SA Best Patisserie Award

Greek Australian pastry chef George Diakomichalis made us all proud last Monday 13 September as he received the Best Patisserie in South Australia (2021) award for his Greek patisserie, known …

Features

How to find mindfulness in a wine glass on the scenic route to Tyrnavos

When sommelier Angie Giannakoudakis discusses wine, she talks about a journey more than a taste. “We can’t jump on a plane (to Greece), but we can drink our way there,” …

Saint Fanourios, the saint of lost and found, and the tradition of the Fanouropita cake

Fanouropita is a sweet cake recipe from Greek cuisine and is traditionally a Lenten cake, also called “The lost and found cake.” It is traditionally served in St Fanourios Memorial …

Life

Ah, the joys of yoghurt

Although it has formed an essential part of Greek diet for very long, it was only recently that strained yoghurt found its way to Western Europe and the other side …

News

Naoussa wines receive pride of place in unique free online tasting event

A Carlton restaurant is offering a unique, free online wine-tasting opportunity with the wines of the Naoussa region taking pride of place from 27 to 29 August. If you live …

It’s vodka with a Greek-Western Australian flavour

While vodka may not be a traditionally Greek spirit, the distillation process for raki, tsipouro and ouzo certainly is a tradition that many Greeks brought with them to Australia, and …

Life

The watermelons small enough to fit into a handbag

There’s nothing like a sweet succulent watermelon to be enjoyed under the summer sun, though the fruit is usually a bit heavy to carry. One farmer from Neo Agioneri in …

Life

End of an era for the deli that was a focus of Albert Park community

Last week saw the end of an era when the Albert Park Deli passed from the Xynas family, who founded the business in 1974, to new owner, former employee Jeanette …

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