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This March, we’re taking you on a tour of the Old World, with a focus on how traditional European dishes are influencing modern cuisine.
Whether you’re looking for a good value or simply looking to get ahead of the curve, Europe’s up-and-coming wine regions deserve your full attention. Scattered across the map from Croatia to Moldova, countries all over Europe that might not necessarily come to mind as wine hubs are producing interesting wine that you’ll want to explore. Likewise, unknown regions in classic wine-producing countries like France, Spain and Italy are hitting the scene.
Here are 12 budding regions to pay attention to. Read more
Since November, our Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago has undertaken a major lobbying effort to gain official recognition by President Obama of the genocide taking place in Syria and Iraq. On Thursday, that became a reality with a historic announcement by Secretary of State John Kerry. That followed a unanimous bipartisan vote by the House of Representatives and previous support from the European Union, Pope Francis, and others. Read more
In a pretty little Cycladic village of whitewashed houses, along a narrow crazy-paved alley behind a blue-domed church, is the birthplace of Greek cooking as we know it. This traditional home, its light-grey door flanked by huge palm trees, was the home of Nikolaos Tselementes, whose name is in Greek synonymous with “cookbook”. Read more
In 1952, Minos became the first producer on the island to bottle its wines; today its wines, from fine Malvasias to complex Cuvees, stand out for their strong personalities. There are several features that make a visit to theMiliarakis Winery in Peza especially rewarding, including a traditional wine museum and a special area for tastings and film screenings. Visitors are also welcome at the family’s old stone house in Saba, just outside Iraklio town. The house has a lovely terrace, where they can enjoy a view of the surrounding vineyards while sipping on the winery’s vintages. Read more
“Better come. Hit bronze.”
That urgent text message thumbed by their trench supervisor brought University of Cincinnati archaeologists Sharon Stocker and Jack Davis racing on foot to a dig they were leading last summer in southwestern Greece.
It would be tempting to call moschofilero the best Greek grape you’ve never heard of. But if you’re like most non-Greeks, you would struggle to identify any variety from the country that taught ancient Rome, and by extension you and me, how to drink. Let’s call moschofilero No. 4 – after Greece’s Big Three, xinomavro and assyrtiko and agiorgitiko.
Like fourth-place finishers at the Olympics, moschofilero has received nowhere near the attention it deserved, at least not until recently. Generally crisp and light, the centuries-old white whispers with an enticing floral quality and a suggestion of fresh white table grape, often with nuances of gingery spice and bitter citrus rind. Read more
Δεν είναι αλήθεια περίεργο ένα “πράσινο κρασί” να έχει χρώμα κόκκινο;
Και τι σημαίνει παγόκρασο; Κρασί της άμμου ή αχυρόκρασο;
Πως είναι δυνατό ένα σταφύλι να σαπίζει “ευγενικά” και το κρασί που στην συνέχεια προκύπτει να είναι τόσο καλό που να το προτιμούν οι βασιλιάδες; Read more
I’m proud to be Greek-American.
“There are two kinds of people — Greeks, and everyone else who wish they was Greek.”
My fellow Greek-Americans almost certainly know this My Big Fat Greek Wedding quote by heart. If you’re anything like me, many of your awkward icebreaker exercises at the beginning of each school year related back to this movie. “Do you really spray Windex on everything?” “Does your family own a diner?” “Does your family roast lamb on a spit for holidays?” (The answers, by the way, are no, no, and only on Easter.) Read more
That’s it for this week! Check back next Saturday for a new list of our staff’s top picks for Greek-related news on the web. Be well!