Discovering Cretan Cuisine

Discovering Cretan Cuisine

It is nearly impossible to visit any social media site without seeing posts about food.  A somewhat staggering 122 million Instagram posts are tagged with “#foodporn”; another 57 million are tagged “#foodie.”  Social media is also filled with details on new “miracle’ diets that promise to help you lose weight, extend your lifespan, and cure a wide range of diseases.

For millennia one place on earth has quietly, and deliciously, prepared foods that are a foodie’s dream as well as one

Mastic: An Amazing Ancient Greek Product That You May Not Know Of

Mastic: An Amazing Ancient Greek Product That You May Not Know Of

The Greek Islands have arguably made more long lasting contributions to society and civilisation than any other culture. The islands are best known for contributions in art, culture, government, and sports. Often overlooked are the island’s millennia old contributions in the areas of food and health.

Thanks in large part to social media; the “Mediterranean Diet” has become one of the latest “fad” diets, despite the fact that the health benefits of the typical Greek diet have been documented for thousands

A walk in Varvakios Market in Greece

A walk in Varvakios Market in Greece

Last new years astve i decided to have a go at the main center of Athens in the morning in order to have a chance to get my last presents. Walking up and down in Athens i ended up walking inside the biggest food market in Athens. The Varvakios market.

Varvakeios Agora – the biggest market area in one locale in Greece – is one of the city’s landmarks and known all over as a ‘’must visit’’ for the best meats,

Traditional Christmas dishes from Greece

Traditional Christmas dishes from Greece

In Greece, the celebration of Christmas is one of the most important religious festivals! Christmas, beyond the matter of religion, is deeply associated with the family and eating, as these festive days will bring near the family!

Over the years the traditional customs of eating during Christmas in Greece have been combined with international influences from around the world!

In Greece during Christmas time there are prepared and consumed food and sweets, that are coming through customs, traditions and way of life and survival in

The Mediterranean Diet – Looking at Some Facts

The Mediterranean Diet – Looking at Some Facts

The Mediterranean Diet is actually much more of a way of life than it is a diet, even though the name may suggest otherwise. The emphasis is not on weight loss, rather on keeping healthy.

Background

Although it was originally inspired by eating patterns in the 1940s and 1950s in southern Europe, it only rose to prominence in the 1990s. Much more so than previously, the last few decades have seen an increased interest in dietary and lifestyle issues, mainly because obesity

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