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Melbourne eatery launches limited-edition ‘Tsitsipas Souvlaki’ to raise money for bushfire victims

No need to smash an ace to contribute to the bushfire relief fundraising drive. For the duration of the Australian Open to 2 February, a Melbourne eatery will be donating …

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Farmers ditching tobacco for stevia, a booming industry in Greece

With greater knowledge comes greater awareness, and that is certainly the case where sugar is concerned, with many opting for alternative sweeteners. In response to this movement, Greece has become …

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Lefcadian Brotherhood celebrate arrival of new year in style

The Lefcadians of Melbourne gathered at the Lefcadian Brotherhood centre to welcome 2020 on the evening of December 31. Despina Varveris, the president of The Lefcadian Brotherhood “Lefcada”, said that …

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Meatless yiros anyone?

When Greek-Australian Anastasia Lavrentiadis, a vegan diet influencer, decided in 2017 to conjure up her own version of a meatless plant-based yiros, she never anticipated that in just two years, …

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Popular travel guide dubs Lemnos a ‘Greek foodie paradise’

Lemnos has once again been written about in the media, and this time the attention is on its food scene. Popular travel guide, Lonely Planet just this week dubbed the …

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Significant obstacles in Australia for importing Greek yoghurt

Importing dairy products from Greece into Australia is no easy feat, which is reflected in the numbers. The export of Greek dairy products to Australia was extremely limited from 2010 …

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A Greek island produces some of the purest honey in the world

Over the years, Ikaria has gained notoriety around the globe as a Blue Zone, dubbed by Dan Buettner, one of the places in the world where people ‘forget to die’. …

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What will be the next big thing in Greek wine after Santorini?

Over the last decade, Assyrtiko from Santorini has gained great acclaim in the world of wine, and this has contributed significantly to the fame Greece has acquired as an emerging …

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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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What is the history behind the Vasilopita?

New Year’s Day, also the feast day of St Basil, is a special day on the Greek calendar. Not only does it signal the start of a new year, it …