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Food & Drink

Two Classic Greek Christmas Sweets

It’s not Christmas in Greece until the zacharoplasteia start piling mounds of melomakarona and kourabiedes. And it cleaves Greek society into two clans: those who prefer the crunchy intensity of melomakarona and those who swear by the ethereal, melt in the mouth, buttery bite of a kourabie. By Diana Farr Louis More traditiona...

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Make like a Mushroom!

Prefer to stay in the dark? With mushroom season in full swing, why not occupy yourself with some of the tastiest nature therapy around on a becalming wild mushroom safari in Greece’s spectacular woodlands and evergreen forests or a world-famous national park. ©Nat...

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Le Pavillon: Talented French Chef Jean-Charles Métayer touches down in Halandri

What do you get when you blend creative Greek flavours with that famous French flair and an award-winning international chef? A sure-fire recipe for gastronomic greatness! Jean-Charles Métayer’s exciting new venture, Le Pavillon, opens its doors this week in Halandri, and we’ve dished up an early taste of what to expect. Angela Stamatiado...

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Drink Pink for October

Thanks to Brangelina and their cultish little drop Whispering Angel, rosé wines are no longer languishing at the bottom of the barrel. Greek rosé wines have shed their inferiority complex too (along with their sugars) to claim a loyal new fanbase of drinkers, intoxicated by their light appeal and palatable prices, finds Cordelia Madden-Ka...

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