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Greek olive oil producers hoping to strike gold

Greek olive oil producers hoping to strike gold

Greek olive oil producers are nursing high expectations this season as the exceptionally bad year in Italy resulting from the destruction of crops by bad weather and the olive fruit fly, as well as the very low output in Spain, have opened the way for Greek produce. Greece’s Agricultural Development Ministry estimates that local olive […]

10 golden rules for the storage and enjoyment of quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)

10 golden rules for the storage and enjoyment of quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)

by Manolis Karpadakis Terra Creta Marketing Manager 1. Olive oil cannot be aged like wine. The fresher it is the better – as the health benefits quickly deteriorate with age. 2. Always be aware of main ‘enemies’ of EVOO: a. Light (any source) particularly strong sunlight; b. Temperature (ideal storage at 15 deg. C/59 deg. […]

Two international awards for Karavitakis Winery

Two international awards for Karavitakis Winery

“Little Red Prince” and “Little White Prince” wines of Karavitakis Winery got the gold and silver award in Asia Wine Trophy 2014. Those wines are produced from local Cretan varieties of grapes. The red one is produced by Kotsifali and Mandilari and the white one from Vilana and Vidiano. As officially announced by Karavitakis Winery, […]

Condé Nast Traveler: Greek comfort food conquers London

Condé Nast Traveler: Greek comfort food conquers London

According to an article published by the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler magazine, Greek comfort food is the latest craze in the British capital, with bougatsa and stuffed vine leaves taking the place of burgers and lobsters rolls in the restaurant scene. The article written by Rachel Howard specifically mentions three Greek restaurants, Opso, The Greek […]

What do you get when you combine a croissant with a Greek custard pie?

What do you get when you combine a croissant with a Greek custard pie?

You probably haven’t heard of the bougatsan – because 10 months ago it didn’t exist. This fusion pastry was borne of the financial crisis and the Instagram generation. It combines a croissant with the thick custard that usually oozes out of a bougatsa, a layered filo pie from northern Greece. In 2013, Kostas Kapetanakis and […]

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