Greek – Style Squid with Lemon , Garlic and Olive

By |September 30th, 2016|Dining Tips & Recipes|

Close your eyes when you eat your first mouthful of this one and in your mind you'll be right there on some lovely Greek island – it's one of those very simple things that also tastes extremely special. It's easy, too, as the squid is all prepared for you, so the whole thing takes no longer than 15 minutes from [...]

Med Diet With Extra Virgin Olive Oil Reduces Incidence of Invasive Breast Cancer

By |September 29th, 2016|Blog News|

For women, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed malignant tumor and is the leading cause of death among women. Since 2008, breast cancer incidence worldwide has increased by more than 20 percent and mortality from breast cancer has increased by 14 percent. Historically breast cancer rates have been lower in Northern or Central European countries where the Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) is [...]

Almonds’ Cake

By |September 29th, 2016|Dining Tips & Recipes|

Preparation: 15 min Cooking time: 20 min Ingredients 2 ½ cups Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 kg flour 2 egg yolks ½ cup brandy 2 cups sugar cinnamon 1 cup almonds finely chopped confectioner’s sugar Preparation Mix olive oil with sugar. Add eggs and brandy. Slowly add flour. Knead till mixture doesn’t stick. Add almonds and cinnamon. Shape into oblong [...]


By |September 28th, 2016|Dining Tips & Recipes|

Halva is a delicious, traditional dessert made in a many different variations across Greece and throughout the Middle East. To be honest, halva is wonderful in all forms and flavors. We’ve shared our favorite family recipe below. Fine ground semolina flour, chopped nuts and sweet syrup make this the perfect pudding with it’s charmingly delicate texture flavored with aromatic cinnamon, [...]

Gigantes Plaki / Baked Giant Beans

By |September 27th, 2016|Dining Tips & Recipes|

Gigantes plaki, or baked giant beans, are about as Greek and about as good as a dish can be. There are countless variations of this classic dish and the recipe below is our family’s favorite. This recipe calls for parsley, celery, oregano and mint to flavor the delicate tomato sauce and beans. This combination is a bit lighter, brighter and [...]

Tourlou Tourlou / Briam

By |September 26th, 2016|Dining Tips & Recipes|

Tourlou tourlou, which literally means all mixed up, is really the most wonderfully delicious mix up of vegetables!  Perfect for summer when garden fresh veggies are everywhere, a few simple ingredients and you’re on your way to one of the best traditional vegetable meals in all of Greek cooking. This dish also goes by the name briam from the Turkish [...]

Social Status, Fashion Drive Consumer Food Choices

By |September 23rd, 2016|Blog News|

It is argued that individuals define their utility by showcasing their wealth to others, and one way is by the conspicuous consumption of “fashionable food.” The two main motivations for conspicuous consumption are ‘invidious comparison’ and ‘pecuniary emulation.’ Invidious comparison refers to higher-class individuals seeking to differentiate themselves from lower-class individuals; and pecuniary emulation refers to lower-class individuals seeking to [...]

Stuffed peppers

By |September 23rd, 2016|Dining Tips & Recipes|

Stuffed peppers are such a classic Greek dish and traditionally vegan!  Meat was only added to the rice mixture on special occasions and feast days.  Every day stuffed peppers were meatless and, as you’ll see with this recipe, absolutely magnificent! One of my all time favorite meals, stuffed peppers are a simple, easy to make ahead, healthy, so yummy dish. [...]


By |September 22nd, 2016|Dining Tips & Recipes|

Oh how I love okra! Tender, sweet with a big piece of crusty bread to sop up the garlicky good sauce and you’ve got yourself a Greek vegan good meal. This recipe gently braises the okra. It’s a simple, no fuss method that allows the okra to stew slowly until they’re melt in your mouth perfect. Late spring and early [...]

Olecanthal, a Polyphenol in Olive Oil, Postively Impacts Human Melanoma Cells

By |September 22nd, 2016|Blog News|

One of the most aggressive, chemoresistant forms of cancer is malignant cutaneous melanoma. There are some treatment options available including injection of inflammatory molecules, along with oral and topical agents, which is where extra virgin olive oil polyphenols may play a key role. Oleocanthal, one of the most recognized polyphenolic compounds in extra virgin olive oil, was discovered by Gary Beauchamp during an experiment [...]

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