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Carolina Doriti

Carolina Doriti

Carolina was born in Athens where she grew up in a family with a long culinary tradition. She graduated from the American College of Greece (Pierce College) in 1997 and moved to the UK for six years, where she completed a BA in Media and Cultural Studies (Sussex University, Brighton) and an MA on Arts Administration and Curating (Goldsmith's College, University of London). In 2005 she set her museum career aside to follow her true passion: cooking! Since then she has been working as a chef, restaurant consultant and food stylist. Along with her work as CB's Athens bureau chief, she has written for various publications including Greek gastronomy magazine Gefsignostis (Γευσιγνώστης). She is the Culinary Producer of My Greek Table, a TV series on Greek gastronomy, broadcasted on PBS across the US. She has appeared on various cooking shows on Greek and Spanish TV and gives cooking classes and workshops in Athens. She has studied the history of food, loves everything edible and is fluent in English and Spanish. She is currently writing a cookbook that will hopefully be published soon!

Recent stories by Carolina Doriti

February 14, 2018

Athens: State of the Stomach 2018

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Athens -- When childhood friends Yioula Svyrinaki and Michalis Psomadakis were planning last year to open up To Laini, a spot that would serve the kind of traditional food and drink found on their home island of Crete, it wasn’t very hard for them to decide on where to locate their new venture: the Keramikos neighborhood. Read more
January 23, 2018

Tsiknaboom: Comically Charred

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Athens -- Walking down Pallados Street, located a few steps away from the Athens Central Food Market, is like a treasure hunt, one where the riches are the old-time kitchenware stores where past generations of Athenians used to shop for their cutlery and crystal, be it glasses, vases or chandeliers. Read more
December 29, 2017

To Laini: Pass the Pitcher

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Athens -- The name of To Laini, a traditional-style kafeneio (a café that also serves food) specializing in Cretan cuisine, hints at what type of night one will have at this cozy spot. The word “laini” derives from ancient Greek and is widely used on Crete and the Cycladic islands to describe the small ceramic pitcher used to transfer water, wine or tsikoudia (a traditional Cretan spirit made from the distillation of grape pomace). Read more