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walk-koulouri
September 22, 2016

Ring-Shaped and Sesame-Studded, Koulouri is a Grab n’ Go Athens Delight

By Culinary Backstreets
BACKSTREET FEED -- The ring-shaped koulouri is covered in sesame seeds and sold fresh on Athens' street corners. It is a guaranteed encounter on our Athens walks, and an integral part of an Athens morning. It is also the Greek counterpart of the Turkish simit.
BACKSTREET FEED -- The ring-shaped koulouri is covered in sesame seeds and sold fresh on Athens' street corners. It is a guaranteed encounter on our Athens walks, and an integral part of an Athens morning. It is also the Greek counterpart of the Turkish simit.
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Kalamata, photo by Carolina Doriti
September 21, 2016

CB on the Road: Going Beyond the Olive in Kalamata

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Athens -- All around Messinia lie endless fields of olive trees, their silvery leaves shining everywhere you look. This region in the southwestern part of the Peloponnese has been known for its fertile land since ancient times. Some of the best olive oil in the world comes from here. Read more
Giorgos Chatziparaschos, making kataifi in his workshop, photo by Marissa Tejada
September 6, 2016

CB on the Road: The Kataifi Master of Crete

By Marissa Tejada
Athens -- Each morning, 82-year-old Giorgos Chatziparaschos’s bicycle pedals clank and echo down the cobblestone streets of the Venetian-era port city Rethymnon, on the island of Crete. Read more