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Manteau Stam

Photographer in Athens.

Recent stories by Manteau Stam

June 16, 2018

Grilling to His Own Beat in Downtown Athens

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Athens -- While on our Downtown Athens walk, we spied a grill master preparing his souvlaki on a hot griddle rather than on the customary charcoal fire – as we learned, this style of cooking has enraged many a purist over the years. Yet the result is still juicy and exceptionally filling, so we’re not complaining.
May 28, 2018

A Coffee in the Sand

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Athens -- Usually Greek coffee is prepared in a special tiny aluminum or copper pot called a briki over low heat on a stovetop. But on our walk in Keramikos, we spied a briki nestled in a bed of hot sand, another way of heating the drink. Some say that the slowness of this cooking method lends itself to a smoother, more flavorful Greek coffee.
January 17, 2018

Sunny Citrus in Keramikos

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Athens -- Spotted on our newest walk in Keramikos, a lemon vendor at the weekly market gives us a knowing glance. The perfume of fragrant, juicy lemons – Greek markets are bursting with citrus fruit in winter – wafted from her stand.