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The multicultural layers of Hania (Τα πολυπολιτισμικά Χανιά)
A tour of the multicultural layers of Hania within the old walls The tour has been specially organised for MAICh students, in conjunction with the MAICh Students Council. Date : Sunday, 12.15pm, 7th of February, 2016 Meeting point : AGORA Guide : Your Engli...
A tour of the multicultural layers of Hania within the old walls. The tour has been specially organised for MAICh students, in conjunction with the MAICh Students Council. Date: Sunday, 12.15pm, 7th of February, 2016. Meeting point: AGORA Guide: Your English teacher ...
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Youvarlakia soup (Γιουβαρλάκια σούπα)
Youvarlakia is Greece's version of a meatball soup, most commonly made with white sauce, although you will also see it made occasionally with tomato. The dish basically consists of meatballs boiled in a light water-based broth, with egg and lemon juice beat...
Youvarlakia is Greece's version of a meatball soup, most commonly made with white sauce, although you will also see it made occasionally with tomato. The dish basically consists of meatballs boiled in a light water-based broth, with egg and lemon juice beaten into it once the meatballs are ...
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January in proverbs (Ιανουάριος)
January is supposed to be as slow as molasses. In Greece, 2016's January has been full on.  January has many proverbs associated with it in Greek culture.   Click here for a list of them . In January, I put the fear of God into the last lot of students who ...
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Samali (Σάμαλι)
I like desserts that contain as little as possible in the way of dairy products. Samali - a syrupy semolina pudding also known as bambousa in the Middle East - can be made without eggs and just a little bit of butter. Its main flavour comes from masticha, t...
I like desserts that contain as little as possible in the way of dairy products. Samali - a syrupy semolina pudding also known as bambousa in the Middle East - can be made without eggs and just a little bit of butter. Its main flavour comes from masticha, the gum from trees grown on the island ...
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A whiff of Paris (Άρομα Παρισιού)
I'm a bit of a σπιτόγατος , so I appreciated the offer of a friend last night to meet up with her in town. It was a mild winter's evening, quite a change from the very cold temperatures that we experienced over the Christmas and New Year period. The town wa...
I'm a bit of a σπιτόγατος, so I appreciated the offer of a friend last night to meet up with her in town. It was a mild winter's evening, quite a change from the very cold temperatures that we experienced over the Christmas and New Year period. The town was not at all enticing on this night as ...
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I don't normally remember my dreams. They are forgotten almost as quickly as I wake up and open my eyes. This one contained elements of both my past and present life, and it married them so beautifully, which is perhaps why I can still remember quite a few details of that dream.
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The cabbie, the lawyer and the farmer (Ο ταξιτζής, ο δικηγόρος και ο αγρότης)
A national strike today in Greece A cabbie, a lawyer and a farmer, decided to protest against the government's decisions concerning the reforms in social welfare. They joined the street demonstrations and helped put up barriers on the road to block it. "I'v...
A national strike today in Greece A cabbie, a lawyer and a farmer, decided to protest against the government's decisions concerning the reforms in social welfare. They joined the street demonstrations and helped put up barriers on the road to block it. "I've locked up the taxi today," said the ...
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All in an evening's work
January as slow as molasses? You read about my busy January in my previous post; here's an account of yesterday evening, in my cabbie husband's words .  "Just as I was relaxing for the evening, the tablet rings out a fare. I was the nearest free cab within ...
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A year of the Greek left (Ένα χρόνο αριστερά)
A year ago to this day, SYRIZA was voted in as the government of Greece. Before Syriza, Greek politics was like a see-saw ride: green-blue, then green, and then blue again, and so on. Suddenly, Greece was flooded with the SYRIZA rainbow, whose 12-month 2-te...
A year ago to this day, SYRIZA was voted in as the government of Greece. Before Syriza, Greek politics was like a see-saw ride: green-blue, then green, and then blue again, and so on. Suddenly, Greece was flooded with the SYRIZA rainbow, whose 12-month 2-term office can be likened to a ride on a ...
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Greek cheesecake
Cheesecake in the sense that it is understood in modern culinary terms - a crumbed base, topped by a cream-cheese filling and decorated with fruit or jam - is not very Greek, even though one of the first cheesecakes was probably the 'plakounta' (placenta) m...
Cheesecake in the sense that it is understood in modern culinary terms - a crumbed base, topped by a cream-cheese filling and decorated with fruit or jam - is not very Greek, even though one of the first cheesecakes was probably the 'plakounta' (placenta) made by ancient Greeks.
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Ever the optimist
Last year was bad, I hear them say, But full of optimisim, I say they turned it out that way With their desires and whims. It's not about the things you want And those that you can't have, Remember all that that you can have And learn to live with that. Con...
Greek identity with a difference, from the inside out and the outside in (formerly Organically Cooked - Linking Greek food with Greek identity: you eat what you are, or who you want to be). Pages. I am... (Είμαι) · I cook... (Μαγειρεύω) · The Greek Collection. Friday, 1 January 2016 ...
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2015: the loss of fear
What a year. What a Greek year. A year of Greece making a daily appearance in the headlines on the front (home) page of international newspapers (websites). It made Greeks wonder: "What did we do now?" A year of the fear of not knowing if we were 'in' or 'o...
What a year. What a Greek year. A year of Greece making a daily appearance in the headlines on the front (home) page of international newspapers (websites). It made Greeks wonder: "What did we do now?" A year of the fear of not knowing if we were 'in' or 'out': 'Where do we belong?
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