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Beyond Souvlaki: Neighborhood by Neighborhood, Bite by Bite

First Stop: Ianthi Michalaki’s Athens

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By Culinary Backstreets
Athens -- Editor’s note: In the latest installment of our recurring First Stop feature, we asked baker Ianthi Michalaki to share some of her go-to spots in Athens. Read more
Athens -- I moved to London in 2013 after living in Athens for five years with my sister. During that time, the first time we really lived on our own as adults, we developed a few routines and obsessions around food that we still follow to this day. They mostly revolved around our then-neighborhood, Mavili Square, and the center of Athens. In the years that followed, any plans to visit home started with picking which day we would go and get ourselves some souvlaki from Kostas on Mitropoleos street and peinirli from Peinirli Ionias on Panormou street (yes, both of these would happen on the same day!). Read more
March 4, 2024

To Hohlidaki: Ouzeri Origins

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By Katherine Whittaker
Athens Even though Athens is fairly close to the sea, there are times when we crave a quick island getaway – to taste the best tomato salads of the Cyclades, or one of the many pungent cheeses of Naxos or real smoked apaki from Crete, but we don’t have the time (or resources) to venture out of the city limits. Read more
January 17, 2024

Recipe: Chicken Avgolemono Soup

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Athens I can’t think of a more comforting dish than soup. It can be as simple or complex as you wish, and as cheap or expensive as you can afford. Just open your fridge or pantry, and you’re sure to find something to turn into a liquid meal – vegetables, herbs, spices, meat, poultry, seafood, grains, legumes… the list goes on. Read more
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