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    What do you need to know before visiting Chania, Crete!

    When you're visiting Chania, I personally recommend sticking around the city. The restaurants are fantastic and it's also a city that's right by the water so you'll be able to go to the beach whenever you like. The nightlife is also pretty great, and there's really talented musicians who play...
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    This is how authentic Greek feta cheese is made

    I stumbled across this video and thought everyone on the forum would enjoy it. Preserving and learning about traditional methods of cooking and making food are extremely important. I worry that many of these practises are dying off in our cultures as mass produced food is becoming more and more...
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    How to make béchamel sauce

    Belhamel is a staple sauce in French cooking but it is also used in many Greek recipes. It's so thick and creamy and adds a lot of richness to many different dishes. I've seen people make it many different ways, but the base ingredients are always the same: flour, butter and milk. The higher...
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    Tips on getting a good deal while shopping in Athens

    One important thing to know while shopping in Athens, especially at the tourist places is that no price is the final price! When shopping, it is not considered rude to barter and negotiate prices (politely). I recommend doing this especially if you are purchasing a few items or paying with cash...
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    An amazing tsifteteli dance! Bravo!

    Tfisteteli is probably one of the most fun dances that you can ever participate in at a Greek party! It's so easy to do, all you really need to do is move your hips to the beat of the music. This is one of my favourite tsifteteli videos! Bravo to the talented singer and to the dancer Elissavet...
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    What usually happens at a Greek baptism reception?

    I've never really been to a Greek baptism or a Greek wedding reception. I've heard a lot about the baptism itself and I'm aware of what happens at the ceremony (my friend is the godmother of the child), but I don't know much about the reception... what should I expect? And how should I dress? Do...
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    Why Greeks dont usually split the bill

    In Greece, its common courtesy to offer to pay the full bill when you are sharing a meal, drink or coffee with someone. While many people may find this a bit strange, the idea is that you alternate who pays and it will even out. This is important to know when dining out with local Greeks, as...
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    Dont overlook the smaller islands when planning your Greece trip this summer!

    Everyone always seems to gravitate towards the bigger and more famous islands for their Greece trips like Santorini, Crete and Mykonos. I urge all of you to do your research and look beyond these islands! You won't even feel like youre missing out because every Greek island has so much to offer...
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    How to make homemade Greek pizza!!

    This is my favorite at home pizza pizza recipe! Greek style pizza is soooo healthy and tasty :) This is the ingredient list for the toppings: Fresh basil Greek feta cheese Oregano Kalamata olives Bell peppers Red onion Artichoke hearts You can also had sausage if you like to eat meat or more...
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    Are you wondering how Greeces economy is doing?

    I have been asking this question for quite some time, how is Greece's economy doing after the pandemic? And now that there is probably going to be another lockdown? Because Greece is a country that heavily relies on tourism, they really struggled during the summers and many small businesses...
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    A look at street art in Athens

    Street art is something that is super popular in Athens and is a beautiful reflection of the art and culture throughout Greek history. Greek street art exists all over the country and even on some islands but it is most present in Athens, where there is a vibrant and young student community...
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    Arbutus berries are Kefalonias Christmas time fruit that can be used for anything!

    You will find these strawberry like berries all over the island during Christmas time! They can be used to make jams and a variety of fruit and even eaten plain as a snack! Some people like to make a sweet liquor with it or mix it in to popular Greek liquors like ouzo. Many locals will decorate...
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    Upgrade your skordalia recipe with walnuts!

    Pulse the following ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth: 5 cloves garlic 1/2 cup crushed almonds 1 slice stale or lightly toasted bread 3/4 cup Greek olive oil 1 tablespoon lemon juice Salt, to taste 1 tablespoon fresh, chopped parsley, to garnish
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    Super easy Greek style pasta with capers and lemon

    Capers and lemon is just an unbeatable combination. All you need to do for this recipe is boil pasta (I prefer penne or spaghetti). Then sautée shallots, garlic, lemon, capers and butter. Combine the two and you're all set! Season with salt, cracked perpper, oregano and kefalotiri cheese.
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    This is how you roll the perfect dolmades!

    I always struggle to make perfect and uniform dolmades!! This video has been pretty helpful to whip out whenever my kids and I are cooking :) enjoy!
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    Samaria Gorge in Crete has dazzled me

    This has to be one of the most beautiful places in Greece for sure!! Who has been here?? :)
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    Ever wonder what a traditional Cretan wedding is like?

    Wonder no more! This is a stunning and super traditional Cretan wedding where the bride and groom are wearing traditional clothes (pretty rare these days). Enjoy!
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    What is your favorite Greek American dish?

    I sometimes like when cultures clash....but it can also be a disaster ahahaha! What is your favorite twist on Greek classics? I must say I love lamb gyros from a good Greek diner, from what my Greek friends have told me, they don't eat lamb gyros in Greece
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    Does anyone have a good recipe for kouourakia methismena?

    These koulourakia are my favorite!! Someone please tell me if you have a good recipe, I would love to make them myself!
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    My favorite fall/winter Greek recipe: rice and ground meat with chestnuts

    This is such a delicious recipe for the colder months https://www.greekboston.com/food/rice-meat-chestnuts-recipe/ Drizzle the olive oil into a large, deep skillet. Set the heat to medium. Add the onion and sauté for 10-minutes. Lower the heat to medium-low and add the ground beef. Cook...