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Greek Christmas food traditions: Melomakarona

The word melomakarona is a compound word meaning honey (meli) and blessed honouring of the dead (makaria). They are a traditional egg-shaped dessert prepared during the Christmas holiday season, however …

Life

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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RECIPE: Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Feta, Peppers and Herbs

Pork tenderloin is a showstopper on the holiday table. Enjoy this with one of the wonderful full-bodied Greek reds from Monemvassia. Ingredients 6 tbsp Vrisi 36 extra virgin Greek olive …

Features

Acclaimed chef Diane Kochilas: ‘We have a complete failure of vision when it comes to how we export Greek culture and cuisine’

Celebrity chef Diane Kochilas wears many hats. The Greek American is a cooking show host, award-winning author of numerous cookbooks, owns a cooking school in Ikaria – and that’s just …

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Australia’s first Greek-style beach bar returns

Following two successful years, The Moseley Beach Club returns to the Glenelg foreshore this summer with a Mediterranean-style beach setting. Inspired by established and premium beach bars around the world, …

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An 80-year-old Greek migrant behind the best Greek restaurant in Australia

When Kyriakos Mavridis decided to sell the family home in Coober Pedy and use all his savings to open up a Greek restaurant in Adelaide, he never envisaged that it …

Life

Top 10 Greek Australian chefs to know

Jonathan Barthelmess The Greek Australian has established himself as one of the country’s most exciting chefs and restaurateurs, recognised by esteemed publications the likes of Good Food, The Australian, Monocle …

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Arsakeio Hall in Athens to become a Greek foodies destination

The original Arsakeio hall, a landmark building on Panepistimiou Street, will be renovated through a 12-million-euro investment that aims to turn it into a cultural and gastronomy centre to promote …

Life

Grand opening of iconic Melissa cafe in Oakleigh

Melissa, Melbourne’s iconic Greek cafe experience, has finally arrived in Oakleigh. The first cafe of the chain was first launched in 1969 by Nick and Soula Katsakis in Collingwood. They …

Life

RECIPE: ‘Instant’ Baklava Puff Pastry Rolls

For National Baklava Day, Greek American Diane Kochilas from the television series My Greek Table, has shared an easy to follow recipe for you to try at home. “Everyone loves …