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A Greek Bakery

Athanasiou is a Greek chain of bakeries which recently made its presence Panama.   So far there are eleven Athanasiou bakeries in Panama City.  The business seems to be thriving.  22 more words

Miscellaneous

"Armeno"-bread…a humble “weapon” against the evil eye.

And while you are absorbed in search of information for the new project you are preparing, all of a sudden you find yourself in front of the only thing that could redeem your childhood. 543 more words

Gastronomy

Marmelo...like quince. Fruit in a jar

Marmalades and spoon sweets are a very old fabrication of women in an attempt to preserve the plethora of seasonal fruits for a long time. When we grow up and put all these details together, we give a special value to these tricks of the housewives. 937 more words

Gastronomy

Of blood and other demons...

By paraphrasing a book title of one of my favorite representatives of magic realism, Marquez, I would like to address some issues regarding alimentary taboos of the Greek reality, starting with that of blood. 643 more words

Gastronomy

To call a fig...

I love summer fruits…their scents, sweetness, colors…they excite me ever since I were a child.

One of my favorites, however “sinful”, has always been the fig…white figs, black, King, figs from Anatolia…as long as it was ripe it was a treat I could never resist to. 486 more words

Gastronomy

The Wealth of Greece

I hadn’t understood what exactly I wanted to write about but I decided to begin since…”appetite comes with eating”.

So I grabbed a pencil and a piece of paper and I started thinking about all those moments when, sitting around a table and after a hearty meal, we begin a delightful conversation; a conversation always about the sociopolitical, triggered by the explosions taking place in our mouths. 1,047 more words

Gastronomy