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Nicolas Nicolaides

Recent stories by Nicolas Nicolaides

February 2, 2017

Tomas Kebab: As the Kosmos Turns

By Nicolas Nicolaides
Athens -- (Editor's Note: In honor of the immigrants and refugees who have made their new home a better place for us all, this week we are running some of our favorite archived stories about those who have left a culinary mark on their adopted land.)

"Despite the fact the Armenian quarter of Athens had been created out of the rubbish heap there was more charm and character to this little village than one usually finds in a modern city… Read more

October 22, 2013

Alexandria: Princess of Egypt

By Nicolas Nicolaides
Athens -- When the aptly named Cleopatra Theodoulou opened her restaurant, Alexandria, in the downtown Mouseio district in 1999, she not only helped in the revival of a once posh neighborhood that had fallen on hard times – she also created a vibrant culinary link to her family’s cosmopolitan past. Read more
September 5, 2013

Tomas Kebab: As the Kosmos Turns

By Nicolas Nicolaides
Athens --

Editor’s note: This guest review by Nicolas Nicolaides, an Istanbul-born Greek and Ph.D. student in history who moved to Athens as a child, explores a refugee community’s past and present and finds one of Athens' best kebabs. Read more