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Food for the whole village – KESKEK

Food for the whole village – KESKEK

This tradition is on the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage of Turkey. Several women from a small village in southeastern Turkey are singing songs around a huge stone mortar filled with grain. They are... When are we going to try your keskek?
Cradles – comfort and tradition

Cradles – comfort and tradition

A baby, a mother and a cradle… The cradle is the link in the divine communication between a baby and his mother. The story of the cradle began in the 1st century AD and is... a century old cradle

Mr Illy talks espresso and illycaffè

Andrea Illy: “The massive consolidation in the global coffee segment doesn’t worry us a bean” Elegant and sophisticated, without palpable vanity; scrupulously polite, yet not stiff and formal; eloquent, but not glib – Andrea Illy has... "We don't need a Clooney!"
The district of Monastiraki: Athenian history at a glance

The district of Monastiraki: Athenian history at a glance

“If you stand at the centre of Monastiraki Square and take a 360 degrees look around you, you get a pretty full representation of the Athenian past and present facing you from within only a...
Road to the World of Trade Skopje – Istanbul

Road to the World of Trade Skopje – Istanbul

Traders have been going back and forth the roads between Skopje and Istanbul for centuries. States and Empires have changed but the strong trade relationship has survived them all. Nowadays, many products sold in stores... Like a bull in a china shop
HRISTOPSOMO – Greek Christmas Bread

HRISTOPSOMO – Greek Christmas Bread

This round bread is indispensable at Christmas lunch, the most important meal of Christmas Day in Greece.Often you’ll find it topped by a B-shaped sign, which symbolizes the plough and whole walnuts always complete the... Ingredients and preparation

Eyup and Pierre Loti Café in Istanbul

See into the heart and soul of true Istanbul with Balkon3 If you have seen everything in the European part of Istanbul, such as Taksim square or elegant Beyoglu, the noisy Bazaar or the tranquil... No guide will ever take you there
Balkan sound in the heart of the Big Apple

Balkan sound in the heart of the Big Apple

Interview with New York Gypsy All-Stars: Exciting musical journey with artists from Macedonia, Greece, Turkey and the United States. A Greek bassist ducked into a little bar in New York’s Alphabet City and heard the...
Ortaköy – It’s time for pleasure while facing the Bosphorus

Ortaköy – It’s time for pleasure while facing the Bosphorus

It is winter in Istanbul... Occasionally, as if it is in a hurry to enter the new year… Shrewish, cold winds of december stroke Ortaköy with love, which is one of the pearl shores of...
CARROT CREAM SOUP – FROM BRITAIN AND INDIA VIA GREECE!

CARROT CREAM SOUP – FROM BRITAIN AND INDIA VIA GREECE!

Lessons learned by Greek students in British-Indian cuisine Several decades of living and studying in the U.K. has left an indelible mark to many generations of Greeks. Of course, the omnipresent British-Indian food has been... Lessons learned by Greek students in British-Indian cuisine