Karipidou-Collins Basic Tsoureki Vasilopita

Let’s face it. Some of us are not gifted bakers. I include myself in the ranks of those suffering from baker’s anxiety. And my family’s vasilopita is a tsoureki – a sweet, yeasted bread that can go wrong in about 1,000 different ways. Thankfully, my family is full of more talented culinary artists who have … Continued

Karnavali on Kalymnos

Poised on the eastern edge of the Aegean in the Dodecanese, Kalymnos is a place where the traditional and the modern exist in harmony. This is an island with a long history. According to Homer, Kalymnos sent thirty ships to Troy as part of the Achaean fleet. But it does not live in the past … Continued

Traditional Dances of Kalymnos

Kalymnos, like many of the Aegean islands, looks to the sea more than to the land.  The two most popular dances, Sousta and Issos, reflect this maritime orientation – the dancers bob up and down like boats tied up in the harbor, moving their feet like the tides as the line of dance goes in … Continued

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