Top Positive Greek News: Week of Dec 4-10

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Our staff’s top picks for positive Greek news articles this week:


The Lemony Chicken Soup We Make All Year Round

If I could eat only one soup for the rest of my life, avgolemono would probably be the top contender. It has everything one desires of a soup: bright taste, chicken, velvety texture, some vague feeling of virtuousness. No need for fancy language here: I just really, really, really like this soup. Read more

Best of  2016: Mark Squires

I’m sure every reviewer finds these limited selections really hard to make because there are SO many options. So, sometimes (not always), I pick things to make a point or spotlight a winery or region, rather than just toss out the highest-scoring wines from the same places over and over again. I have agendas. 😉 And they are not always about the numbers. Either way, these all have something special. Read more


There are certain pantry items that we all know a Greek kitchen wouldn’t go without: olives, feta, vinegar, and plenty of olive oil. But it’s only after spending some time in Greece that I realized just how expansive—and delicious—the Greek pantry can be. Read more

A New Website Focused on Greek Liquid Gold

This new website is designed to provide more up-to-date information about Greek extra virgin olive oil than English speakers have ever found on one site. Read more

Peter Vagenas : Greek American named LA Galaxy General Manager

The LA Galaxy announced that former captain Peter Vagenas has been named LA Galaxy General Manager. The two-time MLS Cup winning Greek-American midfielder will serve as the General Manager and Vice President of Soccer Operations. Read more

Arianna Huffington’s New Company Combats Burnout

From this journey, Thrive was born. In her 2014 book, “Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder,” she challenged the traditional measurements of success and investigated the “epidemic of burnout” and negative impact of stress. One of the most pertinent points she discusses is the importance of sleep as a gateway to improving well-being. Read more

Walking in Greece

Outgoing British Ambassador to Greece John Kittmer recently gave a stirring farewell at the premises of the Benaki Museum in downtown Athens on the theme “Walking in Greece: Landscape/Narrative.” Kathimerini has published excerpts of his speech, a poetic and philosophical reading of the country’s landscape, which the philhellene Kittmer read out in Greek. Read more


It was a night fit for the gods as VIPs like Princess Katherine of Serbia and former creative director of Roberto Cavalli Peter Dundas celebrated the foundation’s inaugural gala. Dr. Leonidas Platanias was honored for his dedication to scientific research at the black-tie bash, hosted by HCRF Founding Board chair Eleni Bousis. Read more

That’s it for this week!

Check back next Saturday for a new list of our staff’s top picks for positive Greek news on the web.

Be well!


Maria A. Karamitsos

Maria A. Karamitsos

Founder & Editor at WindyCity Greek
For 10 years, Maria served as the Associate Editor and Senior Writer for The Greek Star newspaper. Her work has been published in GreekCircle magazine, The National Herald, GreekReporter, Harlots Sauce Radio, Women.Who.Write, Neo magazine, KPHTH magazine, and more. Maria has contributed to three books: Greektown Chicago: Its History, Its Recipes; The Chicago Area Ethnic Handbook; and the inaugural Voices of Hellenism Literary Journal.
Maria A. Karamitsos

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