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Golden amber where the road ends

About 19 km from Tripoli, in the center of the Peloponnese, where the road ends, nestled in the steep slopes of Mount Mainalon, there is a magical place called Piana.…

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Giant shrimp – not an oxymoron – harbor dining year ‘around

Restaurant, Botsaris Fish Taverna, Akti A. Koumoundourou, No. 30, Mikrolimano / Tourkolimano / Garidadika, Piraeus, Greece You’d think the shrimp were lobsters! Yorgia and Yorgos Papadopoulos operate this casual restaurant…

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Is that a Greek bagel?

Koulouria, not bagels (the only bagel I’ve ever found in Athens was in the restaurant at the IKEA near the airport. Sadly they would not sell me a dozen, although…

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Greek food: How to clean a fish

I was working on this blog post in the late afternoon on August 17, 2011 when the phone rang. It was my mother telling me something was wrong with my…

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Ariston – Grab a bagful and have a pita party in Syntagma Square!

10 Voulis Street, Syntagma Square (closed Sunday) From Syntagma Square, face McDonald’s and walk one block down Ermou, Ermou is the center street just to the left of McDonald’s. At…

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Eating local in an Athens winter

If you’ve ever been to a Greek restaurant outside of Greece, you are certainly familiar with the ubiquitous “Greek Village Salad”, aka “Village Salad”. The ingredients never vary, whether you…

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