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Christening Amongst The Unorthodox Orthodox (Best of Hubris)

“Not long ago, we went to a christening in a sweet little church just outside Athens. The ceremony unfolded the way it’s meant to: the priest was benignly pious, the baby howled when dunked in the font, the parents beamed throughout, and the guests were delighted with such a good excuse for a party. I […]

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Meals That Linger In The Memory (Best of WH)

“So what constitutes a memorable meal? Note that I didn’t say perfect. Is it the gastronomy, the skillful marriage of the finest ingredients with a technical expertise developed over decades on the job; or does the shock factor play a part as one encounters a dish under completely unexpected circumstance or in an unusual setting?”—By […]

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Xmas In Athens: An Ancient Greek Remembers (Best of “Hubris”)

Eating Well Is The Best Revenge By Diana Farr Louis The iconic Greek family at their dinner table. “These are the reminiscences of my husband Harilaos, known to some of you as ‘Joy of the People.’ a rough translation of his name. As a very youthful octogenarian, he does not live in the past but […]

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Are You Eating Real Food?

Eating Well Is The Best Revenge by Diana Farr Louis ANDROS, Greece—(Weekly Hubris)—9/13/10—This is the scene. It’s the mid-50’s in the Long Island suburb where I grew up. And it’s supper time. Around 5:30 for us younger kids—the grown-ups ate two hours later. The four of us have our own special table, a round wooden […]

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Letter From Athens, Greece

“We also marvel that Greeks, who have known so many hardships during wars, civil war, dictatorships, and the like, have not cleared the shelves of toilet paper, pasta, beans, flour, or other staples we read are missing from supermarkets in Anglo-Saxon countries.”—Diana Farr Louis Eating Well Is The Best Revenge By Diana Farr Louis ATHENS […]

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Jacky Tyrwhitt, Remembering an Extraordinary Woman

“The moment she walked into the office, I saw that she was not scary at all, but warm, delightful, funny, and kind. She was thin but wiry, and although her hair was white, she had the face of a sprite, lively and curious. She told me to call her Jacky. Had I known more about […]

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Natalia Mela’s Menagerie

“Using objets trouvés and tools from the hardware store, she started to create fabulous animals, roosters, and sea creatures, as well as portraits. Her animals are imbued with her own energy and exuberance, and many also reveal her wonderful sense of humor: a sheep bell represents a bull’s testicles; lengths of chain a goat’s shaggy […]

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A Tribute To June Marinos, Eggplant Lady, & Much More

“It all began on a tennis court in the late 1980s. I was co-editing a magazine for a Greek hotel chain and we were searching for someone to do a food column. It never occurred to me to write it myself. Whom to ask but my French tennis pal? You can always rely on a […]

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Christmas in 1930s Athens: An Ancient Greek Reminisces

Eating Well Is The Best Revenge By Diana Farr Louis The iconic Greek family at their dinner table. Author’s Note: “When I was young, growing up on Long Island, my father used to bring home The New York World-Telegram and Sun when he came back from his Wall Street office in the evening. Every Christmas […]

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Labyrinthine Tales: Buying & Selling Land In Greece

“He started collecting all the paperwork, voluminous, even though no house had ever been built there, and had almost completed the process when, two days before the deal was to be signed, one tax still remained unpaid, and seemingly unpayable.”—Diana Farr Louis  Eating Well Is The Best Revenge By Diana Farr Louis ATHENS Greece—(Weekly Hubris)—October […]

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