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Plessas to Perform in Frankfurt and Stuttgart | Greek Reporter Europe

Plessas to Perform in Frankfurt and Stuttgart | Greek Reporter Europe | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
Greeks living in Germany will have the opportunity to enjoy the prominent Greek conductor Mimis Plessas who is going to give two concerts in Frankfurt, on Nov.
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Bill Clinton Coming to Greece to Push Diaspora Charity Work | Greece.GreekReporter.com Latest News from Greece

Bill Clinton Coming to Greece to Push Diaspora Charity Work | Greece.GreekReporter.com Latest News from Greece | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
Bill Clinton waves while visiting the Acropolis during a visit to Greece in 2007. (PHOTO/Thanassis Stavrakis, AP) ATHENS - Former U.S.
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Glyko tou koutaliou (spoon sweets) | Neos Kosmos

Glyko tou koutaliou (spoon sweets) | Neos Kosmos | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it

According to legend, Alexander the Great first came across the sugar cane from India and his generals bought it back with them but it was not cultivated for use at the time. It is said that Nearchus, one of Alexander's admirals, reached for the cane and tasted it and exclaimed, "India has canes that make sugar without bees".
Alexander's triumphant progress was halted on the banks of the Indus River by the refusal of his troops to go further east. They saw people in the Indian subcontinent growing sugar and making granulated "salt like powder", locally called "Sarkara" (ζάκχαρι). On their return the Macedonian soldiers carried the "honey bearing reeds" home with them. Sugar remained an unknown crop in Europe for over a millennium. Eventually it came as a cultivated product by Christopher Columbus. Venice at the height of its financial power was the chief sugar-distributing centre of Europe, sugar was a rare commodity, and traders of sugar became very wealthy.

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Cheesecake with rose petal spoon sweet | Neos Kosmos

Cheesecake with rose petal spoon sweet | Neos Kosmos | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it

Base

500 grams Nice biscuits or similar
250 grams unsalted butter

1. Melt butter
2. Put biscuits in blender and make into fine crumbs
3. Add the melted butter to crushed biscuits, blend well and line pan pressing tight
4. Put in refrigerator for at least an hour till hard

Filling

500 grams fresh cream
400 grams cream cheese full cream (Philadelphia or similar)
100 grams cream cheese light
200 grams of sifted icing sugar
3-4 caps of rosewater
3-4 tablespoons rose petal jam

Method

1. Beat cream till thick and set aside
2. Blend the two cheeses together till smooth with the rosewater
3. Add the sugar and mix well
4. Add the spoon sweet and mix well
5. Pour in cooled biscuit base
6. Put in cold part of the refrigerator and leave overnight or a whole day

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Greek Cultural Center

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September 15, 2012

The Greek Cultural Center in collaboration with The New York Film Academy presents
A tribute to the great Greek filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos, who died tragically
on January 24, 2012.

The event will feature an introduction to his life and work, followed by a screening of
The Reconstruction (ΑΝΑΠΑΡΑΣΤΑΣΗ), his first feature film released in 1970 (in Greek with English subtitles.)

Free Admission

Location:
New York Film Academy
Screening room (4th floor)
100 E.17th Street
New York, NY 10003

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Πατριαρχική Θεία Λειτουργία στην Καππαδοκία για πρώτη φορά μετά το 1922 | EU.GreekReporter.gr

Πατριαρχική Θεία Λειτουργία στην Καππαδοκία για πρώτη φορά μετά το 1922 | EU.GreekReporter.gr | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it

Εκατοντάδες πιστοί συμμετείχαν στην Πατριαρχική Θεία Λειτουργία που τελέστηκε την Κυριακή στον Ιερό Ναό των Αγίων Βασιλείου και Βλασίου, στο ιστορικό Μιστί της Καππαδοκίας.

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Greek Film Festival in Sydney a Hot Ticket ‏ | Greek Reporter Australia | Greek News from Australia

Greek Film Festival in Sydney a Hot Ticket ‏ | Greek Reporter Australia | Greek News from Australia | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
The red carpet, lights, media, celebrities and VIP guests will showcase the Australian premiere of Nisos 2 as Sydney prepares to launch the National run of the 19th Annual Greek ...
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Dora's recipe: Orange spoon sweet | Neos Kosmos

Dora's recipe: Orange spoon sweet | Neos Kosmos | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it

Ingredients

4 large seedless oranges - preferably with a thick skin.
Sugar - the same weight as the oranges after they have been boiled.

Method

1. Wash the oranges and thinly slice off the top and tail
2. Put them in a pan with enough water to cover them and boil for one hour
3. Let them cool and then weigh them
4. Cut in half horizontally and then cut the halves in half vertically
5. Cut the quarters into thin slices - one cm approx
6. Empty the water from the pan and put the oranges in
7. Add the same weight of sugar
8. Bring to the boil and then simmer until it becomes syrup - not too thick. This should be about 30 minutes.
9. Put the hot sweet into hot sterilized jars and save

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My story: Glyko tou koutaliou (spoon sweet) | Neos Kosmos

My story: Glyko tou koutaliou (spoon sweet) | Neos Kosmos | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it

"All our aunties, John's [husband and director of Philhellene's] yiayia and our parents; they used to make glyko tou koutalou because that's the only sweet they had when they were young because that's all they could really afford as they couldn't afford chocolate and other sweets. Whatever they had in season, they wouldn't waste anything like lemon peel, orange peel, grapes, so the only product they really needed to buy was the sugar, then of course it would last all year and they used to hide it so the kids wouldn't get to it."

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Elegy for Anthea | Neos Kosmos

Elegy for Anthea | Neos Kosmos | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it

Euterpe, fourth of the Ennead, was never the muse of song. Indeed, if you ask the Boetians of old, there never was an Ennead of Muses, for on Mount Helicon, they worshipped a triad in which Aoide, daughter of Mnemosyne or Memory, was the archetypal chanteuse extraordinaire. The relationship between song and memory is a profound one. According to Hesiod's Theogony, kings and poets receive their powers of authoritative speech from their possession of Mnemosyne and their special relationship with the Muses and the fact that memory is held to be a Titaness and thus primordial and much more ancient than the Olympian dwelling deities. And of course all this elaborate cosmology derives from the obvious - songs and memory share a symbiotic relationship.
Memories inspire songs. Songs encapsulate  

read more @ :  http://neoskosmos.com/news/en/elegy-for-anthea

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For Astoria's wary emigres, election in Greece hits close to home | Capital New York

For Astoria's wary emigres, election in Greece hits close to home | Capital New York | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
Not everyone was eager to keep Greece in the euro zone.
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