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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.'
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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.
 
COMMENTARY
POLITICS
SYRIZA’S economic agenda
By George Pagoulatos & Panos Tsakloglou
There are two overarching propositions in SYRIZA’s economic agenda: (a) The Memorandum is to blame for the crisis, and not the reverse; (b) the Greek economy’s main problem today is the lack of sufficient demand and not supply. Both propositions are popular, and both are wrong.
CULTURE
EXHIBITION
Re-evaluating the urban legacy of the 1960s
By Harry van Versendaal
Much of the controversy that has arisen over contemporary Athens’s urban landscape stems from the changes wrought on it during the 1960s. Any reference to the architectural legacy of that period usually provokes a knee-jerk condemnation as the time is associated with the brutal transformation of the capital's appearance.
LIFE
BOOKS
Cypress whispers of a magical island
By Eva Tomara
The daughter of Greek immigrants who emigrated to the United States, Yvette Manessis-Corporon is also an Emmy-winning journalist and author. “When the Cypress Whispers” is based on the life of her grandmother, “Yia-yia,” and her stories of the “magical” island during the German occupation.
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