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  • Chef Gordon Ramsay Declares Greek Food Better Than Italian

    On Monday’s new premiere of ITV’s “Gordon, Gino & Fred Go Greek,” a heated chat regarding Greek vs. Italian cuisine took place. Gino D’Acampo was enraged by Gordon Ramsay when the two famous chefs started talking about cuisine and Gordon made a cheeky remark that Greek food is better than Italian.  Gordon, Gino, and First Dates maître d’ Fred Siriex were on their way around Greece, touring the country’s beautiful island of Crete in pursuit of the best meals. The…

  • 12 Year Old Afghan Girl in Greece Awarded US Scholarship

    Arezu, a 12 year old Afghan refugee living on the Greek island of Lesvos, has received a scholarship to further her studies in Boston, Massachusetes in the US. When she was just seven years old, she and her family escaped Afghanistan. Mariam, her mother, was eight months pregnant when the family embarked on a dangerous journey from northern Afghanistan to Turkey. When the family arrived in Greece, they were housed in the notorious Moria refugee camp, which is known for its overcrowding…

  • Greek War of Independence Movie ‘Cliffs of Freedom’ Available to Stream

    The National Hellenic Society (NHS) has announced that Cliffs of Freedom, a historical drama film set during Greece’s War of Independence, will be available to stream on major platforms starting September 13, 2021. The late legendary actor Christopher Plummer plays Thanasi and gives an outstanding performance. The film also features many prominent Greek actors, including: Costas Mandylor, Billy Zane, and Simon Kassianides. Plummer has played a Greek in other movies like Oedipus the King, which was filmed in Greece, and Aristotle…

  • Michael Constantine, Father in ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’, Dies at 94

    RIP Michael Constantine! Greek American actor, Michael Constantine, who played Gus Portokalos, the lovable and funny father of Nia Vardalos’ Toula Portokalos in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time, has died at 94. Constantine won an Emmy for his role in the TV series “Room 222” and played many characters over the years before becoming Gus Portokalos in My Big Fat Greek Wedding 30 years later.  His agent, Julia Buchwald, stated that his death…

  • ‘Zorba the Greek’ Composer Mikis Theodorakis Dies at 96

    Mikis Theodorakis was born on the Greek island of Chios on July 29, 1925 and died on September 2, 2021 due to cardiac arrest. The legendary Greek musical composer is credited with over 1,000 works. He composed the soundtracks for the legendary classic 3 time Academy Award winning Zorba the Greek (Best Actress, Cinematography, Art Direction) (1964), Z (1969), and Serpico (1970). He wrote the “Mauthausen Trilogy,” also known as “The Ballad of Mauthausen,” which has been dubbed “the most beautiful…

  • Stelios Papadopoulos: The Greek Behind The Alzheimer’s Drug

    Meet Stelios Papadopoulos! The Greek (born in Thessaloniki, Greece) behind a new FDA approved wonder drug that may finally give hope to an estimated 44 million people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease worldwide. Stelios stated that the new drug will be for those in the early on set stages of Alzheimers and to those who’s PET scan showed they had the amyloid plaque in their brain. The drug will not be intended for those in the late stage of the debilitating…

  • Greeks Invented Cheesecake on Samos Island in 2000 BC

    Happy National Cheesecake Day! Yes, June 30th is cheesecake day. No, cheesecake was not invented in New York. Did you know that the Greeks invented cheesecake too? You can probably hear “Ha! There you go!” with a Gus Portokalos voice from the ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ movie. It’s true! The first “cheese cake” was invented on the Greek island of Samos. Cheese moulds dating from around 2,000 B.C. were discovered there by physical anthropologists. Cheese and cheese products had…

  • Tokyo Olympics Ceremony Missing Greek Anthem and Greek Flag Raising

    The Tokyo Olympics 2020 finally kicked off today with tons of controversy and protests against the games being held right outside the stadium during the opening ceremony. After being postponed a year due to the pandemic the Opening Ceremony seemed very simple and somber. The ceremonies lacked the glamour and excitement of other years. However, most athletes and sports fans are glad they are finally happening. Greek Gold Medalists, Anna Korakaki and Eleftherios Petrounias, of Greece, carried the Greece flag…

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