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FOOD
Veggies provide dishes fit for a king
Okra, green beans, aubergines, capsicums, zucchini and tomatoes are the protagonists of summer meals. Cooked in the right amount of olive oil, they constitute a number of well-loved dishes that come under the general heading in Greek cuisine of 'ladera.'
 INSIDE GASTRONOMY
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FOOD
Tasty tips to enjoy mange tout
 
When buying string beans, make sure they have been freshly picked at the right stage of their growth -- that is, the seeds should just be formed -- so that they are tender and have no strings to remove from the sides.
FOOD
Humble catch not to be frowned upon
 
By Dinos Kiousis
Kakavia was the staple food of fishermen stopping in coves to take refuge from bad weather. The word is derived from “kakavi,” the copper pot that was used.
 
LIFE
ARCHITECTURE
Lakki, architectural gem on island of Leros, finally gets due attention
By Giorgos Lialios
Travel brochures of Leros are usually filled with pictures of Aghia Marina, your typical island village, along with the castle, the churches, the windmills and the island's – rather ordinary – beaches. There are just a handful of references to Lakki, and these are generally understated.
LIFE
EXHIBITION
The birth of the Aegean
By Christina Sanoudou
The history of how its distinctive archipelago was formed over the course of 20 million-plus years, and how the islands became the cradles of culture and in many cases the fields of great battles, is the subject of an exhibition at the Eugenides Foundation.
DEMOCRACY
FOCUS
Democracy's many guises and challenges
By Nick Malkoutzis
At second Athens Forum, experts analyze the threats to our form of governance, particularly growing inequality.
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