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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 …

News

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 …

Life

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 …

Life

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 …

Life

WHAT’S ON Guide: Greek-inspired events across Australia, 12 July onward

VIC ‘THALASSA’ ART EXHIBITION Stella Zicopoulos-Greig’s latest solo exhibition of oil paintings ‘Thalassa’ explores the artist’s cultural identity and lifelong relationship with the sea. As a child of Greek migrants, …

Life

Cyprus tells Sweden to stop “defaming” its halloumi cheese

Swedish food expert Anna Richert of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said that eating Cyprus halloumi could be worse than eating meat because of the high levels of antibiotics Cypriot …

Life

WHAT’S ON Guide: Greek-inspired events across Australia, 5 July onward

VIC PIZZA & MOVIE NIGHT This Sunday 7 July St Panteleimon Greek Orthodox Church (19 Herbert St, Dandenong) is hosting a pizza and movie night at 4.30 pm. The first film being …

News

Family-owned Greek restaurant Stalactites awarded Lord Mayor’s Commendation

Melbourne Greek food institution Stalactites has been awarded the Lord Mayor’s Commendation for 2019. The well-known business has been owned by the Konstandakopoulos family for over 40 years, passing through three …

Life

Culinary walking tour through the streets of Oakleigh

Join Mary (Mary’s Kitchen) and Kelly (Hellenic Odyssey) on Saturday 13 July from 10.00 am–2.00 pm for a guided walking tour of Melbourne’s most popular and energetic Greek precinct, Oakleigh. …

Dialogue

The Greek weed eaters and horta hunters: Why we love ‘horta’

“Here have some of this,” my grandmother dipped two the forks in the salad bowl and offered it to my Australian friend. “What is it?” his eyes grew wide in …