Ancient Greece

Ivy on Μαΐου 29th, 2012

Snails, called saliggaria (σαλιγκάρια), chochlii or kohlii (Χ(κ)οχλιοί) in Crete,  karaoloi (καράολοι) in Cyprus belong to the class of gastropoda. Some people may be grossed by the idea of eating snails but snails are mollusks, which are a group of animals that have a hard shell and are similar to clams or oysters, which I am […]

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Continue reading about Saliggaria Stiffado Saganaki (Stewed Snails)

Ivy on Νοεμβρίου 27th, 2010

Μy friend Marianna Kavroulaki, archaeologist and researcher in food history organized an Ancient Greek Symposium, called Edible History and Edible Stories.  In ancient Greece, the symposium was a drinking party (from Greek «συμποτείν» (sympotein), «to drink together»). I love ancient Greek history and in a lot of my posts you will find references relating to […]

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Continue reading about Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24: An Ancient Greek Symposium

Ivy on Ιουλίου 7th, 2009

The Acropolis Museum is an archaeological museum focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens. The museum was built in order to house every artifact found on the rock and on its feet, covering a large period of time, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece but […]

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Continue reading about The New Acropolis Museum

When I saw the three ingredients for this month’s Joust, chosen by last month’s winner, my friend Peter, of Souvlaki for the Soul, I thought it would be impossible to use all three ingredients in a recipe. First of all I had trouble finding some fennel seels, but now that I have found them, you […]

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Continue reading about Lamb braised in Milk with Garlic, Parsley and Fennel and a Taste of Ancient History

Ivy on Σεπτεμβρίου 4th, 2008

Yesterday I didn’t know what to prepare for lunch and remembered that I had some lasagna in my pantry which were there for quite a long time. I had some vegetables, bell peppers and mushrooms and some spring onions, carrots, parsley and eggplants from last week’s visit to the farmers” market, which needed to be […]

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Continue reading about Greek Style Lasagne with Anthotyro


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