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The Fungus Among Us: Athens' Mushroom Boom

Editor’s note: For our second installment in Mushroom Week, we go to Athens, where locals, who have never been the biggest fans of fungus, are starting to come around to the pleasures of cooking and eating mushrooms. Continue »

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Nice ‘n’ Easy: Expat Favorites, Part 1

Kifisia, as we’ve mentioned before, used to be a holiday destination for wealthy Athenians, and its suburban charms remain intact. Green spaces, high-end shops and close proximity to most of Athens’ international schools have seduced a number of expats into settling down here. Continue »

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Shoppers’ Delight: Athens' Central Market District

Editor’s note: This is a taste of some of the stops we make on our Athens Culinary Walk, so if you like what you see here, you should consider joining us on a walk when you’re next in Athens. Continue »

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Student Special: Low Prices, High Taste in Athens' Mezedopoleia

In early September and October, Athens – just like many other cities around the world – sees an influx of young people leaving home for the first time to spend the next four years in intellectual pursuits and drinking coffee. Continue »

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CB on the Road: The Mastic Trail in Chios

Gnarled evergreen mastiha (mastic) trees cling to terraced hillsides throughout the southern part of Chios, a Greek island in the Aegean. These humble trees (Pistacia lentiscus var. chia) have been fought over and cherished for thousands of years because they produce “tears” of delicious and healing sap. Continue »

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Athiri: Rare Elements

On a busy thoroughfare in Kerameikos near the bustling neighborhood of Gazi, it’s easy to miss Athiri – but we urge you to keep an eye out for this culinary gem. Continue »

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“Dirty” Dining: The Food Trucks of Athens, Part 2

Athens has never been an in-bed-by-11-p.m. kind of city. We Athenians are all about having a good time for as much of the time as possible, so we’re often out drinking and dancing until the wee hours of the morning. Continue »

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Peri Lesvou: From Lesbos with Love

Athinas is one of our favorite streets in the whole of Athens. Running from Omonia to Monastiraki squares, it has a scruffy, chaotic, disreputable charm that has hardly changed since we moved to Greece more than 40 years ago. Continue »

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Gastronomy Museum: Edible Exhibits

In June of this year, a new museum joined the roster of cultural institutions in Athens and is the first dedicated to Greek gastronomy. Continue »

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Xara: Just Like in the Movies

Watching old Greek movies from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s has been a rite of passage for every single generation raised in Greece from the ’80s onwards. When we were young, these movies played endlessly on TV, getting us acquainted with the Greece our parents grew up in. Continue »

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