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Nikos Kazantzakis

Nikos Kazantzakis

Was a Greek writer, celebrated for his novels which include “Zorba the Greek” (published 1946 as Life and Times of Alexis Zorbas), “Christ Recrucified” (1948), “Captain Michalis” (1950, translated “Freedom or Death”), and “The Last Temptation of Christ” (1955). He also wrote plays, travel books, memoirs and philosophical essays such as “The Saviors of God: […]

Homerguide

Homer

He was believed by the ancient Greeks to have been the first and greatest of the epic poets. Author of the first known literature of Europe, he is central to the Western canon. The 9th century AD seems to be roughly the period in which the greatest Greek epic poet, the father of European literature, […]

Hippocrates

Hippocrates

Also known as Hippocrates II, was a Greek physician of the Age of Pericles (Classical Greece), and is considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine. He is referred to as the “Father of Western Medicine” in recognition of his lasting contributions to the field as the founder of the Hippocratic […]

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Traditional recipes

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Ouzo

Ouzo

Is an anise-flavoured aperitif that is widely consumed in Greece and Cyprus. Ouzo has its roots in tsipouro, which is said to have been the work of a group of 14th-century monks on Mount Athos. One version of it was flavoured with anise. This version eventually came to be called ouzo.

Taramosalata

Taramosalata

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon of fish roe 1 onion (or more if you want) 100g bread crumbs 100ml mineral water Juice from 1 lemon 600ml oil Steps: In a food processor, put the onion and the bread crumbs, add mineral water and blend well until it becomes like a cream. Add the fish roe, lemon juice […]

Tirokroketes

Tirokroketes

Ingredients: 125g grated cheese 2 whole eggs 100g flour 70g mozzarella cut into 14 cubes Salt and pepper Cumin Breadcrumbs Oil (for frying) Steps: The process is extremely simple. Beat the eggs with a fork, add the spices and the grated cheese. Stir well and add the flour. You will obtain a pretty sticky paste. […]

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