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Χρόνια Πολλά to all who celebrate today!
08/15/2020

Χρόνια Πολλά to all who celebrate today!

Weekend inspiration: 12 quotes to live by from the late, great Nikos Kazantzakis. Which one is your favorite?
08/14/2020
12 Quotes by Nikos Kazantzakis to Live By - The Pappas Post

Weekend inspiration: 12 quotes to live by from the late, great Nikos Kazantzakis. Which one is your favorite?

Nikos Kazantzakis was one of the greatest writers of the 20th century and has left us with dozens of great books, an epic poem-- and hundreds of quotes on

French President Emmanuel Macron said his country will "temporarily strengthen" its military presence in the Eastern Med...
08/13/2020
As Tensions Increase in Eastern Med, France Sending Ships to Support Greece - The Pappas Post

French President Emmanuel Macron said his country will "temporarily strengthen" its military presence in the Eastern Mediterranean in cooperation with European partners, including Greece, amid Turkish provocations in the region.

France’s President, Emanuel Macron, Tweeted on Wednesday evening that he plans to increase the French navy’s presence in the Eastern Mediterranean. “I

"In response to Turkey’s deployment of its Fleet, we have also deployed our own, putting our Armed Forces on alert. I am...
08/13/2020
Mitsotakis Addresses Greek Nation on Turkish Provocations, Threats - The Pappas Post

"In response to Turkey’s deployment of its Fleet, we have also deployed our own, putting our Armed Forces on alert. I am confident that all Greeks have the same absolute trust in the capabilities of our Armed Forces as I do," Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in a national TV address regarding Turkish provocations in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis sought to assure his nation in a televised national address that Greece was ready to face Turkish provocations

Greece’s daily Covid-19 cases in a single chart, showing today’s spike and the past week’s sudden spike.
08/12/2020

Greece’s daily Covid-19 cases in a single chart, showing today’s spike and the past week’s sudden spike.

Two days ago, the Greek government ordered bars and nightclubs in popular tourist regions to close between 12:00am and 7...
08/12/2020
Despite Greece's COVID Measures, Thessaloniki Bouzoukia Carry On - The Pappas Post

Two days ago, the Greek government ordered bars and nightclubs in popular tourist regions to close between 12:00am and 7:00am. One concert venue in Thessaloniki announced that it would follow the new rules by opening doors for bouzoukia five hours earlier.

Neither the COVID-19 pandemic nor Greek government regulations can stop one venue in Thessaloniki from hosting its weekly summer bouzoukia concerts. After

Book Pick: Heroes by Stephen FryPurchase your copy here: https://bookshop.org/a/7974/9781797201863Legendary author and a...
08/12/2020

Book Pick: Heroes by Stephen Fry

Purchase your copy here: https://bookshop.org/a/7974/9781797201863

Legendary author and actor Stephen Fry shares the exploits of mortal heroes of Ancient Greece in his fresh, humorous and unique way.

Perseus. Jason. Atalanta. Theseus. Heracles. Rediscover the thrills, grandeur, and unabashed fun of the Greek myths. Whether recounting a tender love affair or a heroic triumph, Fry deftly finds resonance with our own modern minds and hearts.

Illustrated throughout with classical art inspired by the myths, this gorgeous volume invites you to explore a captivating world with a brilliant storyteller as your guide.

Each adventure is infused with Fry's distinctive voice and writing style. Connoisseurs of the Greek myths will appreciate this fresh-yet-reverential interpretation, while newcomers will feel welcome. Fry’s retellings brim with humor and emotion.

In Heroes, Fry draws out the humor and pathos in both tender love affairs and heroic battles, and reveals each myth's relevance for our own time.

Purchase your copy here: https://bookshop.org/a/7974/9781797201863

"Especially on issues related to the household of our fellow citizens who lost their properties, I will insist that disb...
08/12/2020
Mitsotakis Pledges Immediate Aid for Flood-Stricken Evia - The Pappas Post

"Especially on issues related to the household of our fellow citizens who lost their properties, I will insist that disbursements be rapid to cover the great damage suffered by the natural disaster," Mitsotakis said while visiting flood-stricken Evia on Monday. "Know that we will be with you."

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said the government would provide immediate relief for storm victims on the island of Evia.

BOOK PICK: Zeus Rising: A Memoir By Louis AnastasGet a copy from our Bookshop here: https://bookshop.org/a/7974/97815439...
08/09/2020

BOOK PICK: Zeus Rising: A Memoir By Louis Anastas

Get a copy from our Bookshop here: https://bookshop.org/a/7974/9781543994810

Zeus is living anonymously in the affluent hills of Los Angeles when he gets an unexpected marriage proposal from a gorgeous professor. He's in love with Greta but needs more time, since he can't divulge his true identity to her. This brings on a mid-life crisis. Zeus, the former king of the gods, seeks advice from his son Perry and his sidekick Yorgo but nothing eases his anxiety. And only Yorgo knows his true identity.Zeus struggles to find renewed purpose and even considers reclaiming his power. He's grown tired of his truce with God, which has come at a heavy cost. He also fears that his son is immortal. Living forever has its problems, like losing everyone you love and carrying around baggage from thousands of lifetimes. This memoir also swings back into ancient times. Zeus recounts the literal dawn of man, his first sighting of Hera--the biblical Eve--and the Persian invasions of a free Athens. These flashbacks chronicle how he came to admire the freedom-loving impulses of man and woman, even though it came at the expense of his own power. He celebrates humankind but is also trying to exorcise his past, which includes a violent start. In present day Los Angeles, Zeus even considers seeking public office as a way to seize power in the modern world. But all these earthly considerations come to an abrupt halt when an ancient, vengeful force closes in and threatens everyone he loves. Will he be up to the threat, or will his time on Earth come to an end? And will humankind--and its expanding urge for freedom--lose a key ally?Zeus has met everyone from Socrates to Jesus to Washington. And he has evolved greatly and also has boundless empathy for our plight--life and certain death. This is the memoir of Zeus, his loves, his children, and our collective history. A tale only Zeus could tell.

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In an hour-long interview with former US Ambassador to Greece Nicholas Burns, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis s...
08/08/2020
Mitsotakis: Comprehensive Online Interview On Current Affairs in Greece - The Pappas Post

In an hour-long interview with former US Ambassador to Greece Nicholas Burns, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis spoke about issues including Greece’s handling of the Coronavirus pandemic, relations with the United States and thorny relations with neighboring Turkey.

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis held a wide-ranging discussion on matters of importance to Greece with former U.S. Ambassador to Greece Nicholas

BOOK PICK: Modern Greece: From the War of Independence to the Present By Thomas W. GallantGet a copy from our Bookshop h...
08/08/2020

BOOK PICK: Modern Greece: From the War of Independence to the Present By Thomas W. Gallant

Get a copy from our Bookshop here: https://bookshop.org/a/7974/9781472567567

Modern Greece is an updated and enhanced edition of a classic survey of Greek history since the beginning of the 19th century. Giving equal weighting to social, political and diplomatic aspects, it offers detailed coverage of the formation of the Greek nation state, the global Greek diaspora, the country's relationships with Europe and the United States and a range of other topics, including women, rural areas, nationalism and the Civil War, woven together in a nuanced and highly readable narrative. Fresh material and new pedagogical features have been added throughout, most notably:

- new chapters on 19th-century nationalism and 'Boom to Bust in the Age of Globalization, 1989-2013';
- greater discussion of the late Ottoman context, Greeks outside of Greece and the international background to the Greek state formation;
- revisions to take account of recent scholarship, Greekscholarship;
- new timelines, maps, illustrations, charts, figures and primary source boxes;
- an updated further reading section and bibliography.

Modern Greece is a crucial text for anyone looking to understand the complex history of this now troubled nation and its place in the Balkans, Europe and the modern globalized world.

Get a copy from our Bookshop here: https://bookshop.org/a/7974/9781472567567

In the second edition of our "Greek New York's Finest" series, we went to Lower Manhattan to visit BeastyFeast, a "one-s...
08/08/2020
Beasty Feast: Pet Lover Paradise in Lower Manhattan - The Pappas Post

In the second edition of our "Greek New York's Finest" series, we went to Lower Manhattan to visit BeastyFeast, a "one-stop shop" family-owned pet store business founded 43 years ago by a Greek immigrant and now run by his son.

For more than four decades, Beasty Feast has served as a pet store staple for dog and cat lovers in a downtown Manhattan neighborhood. Store locations

He hasn’t formally announced he’s in the running, but New York billionaire John Catsimatidis is floating the idea of spe...
08/07/2020
Catsimatidis Willing to Spend $100 Million in NYC Mayoral Race - The Pappas Post

He hasn’t formally announced he’s in the running, but New York billionaire John Catsimatidis is floating the idea of spending up to $100 million to secure the Mayor’s office in The Big Apple.

Although he hasn’t formally announced he’s in the running, New York billionaire John Catsimatidis is floating the idea of spending upwards of $100 million

BOOK PICK: The Greek Slow Cooker: Easy, Delicious Recipes from the Heart of the MediterraneanBy Eleni Vonissakou Get a c...
08/07/2020

BOOK PICK: The Greek Slow Cooker: Easy, Delicious Recipes from the Heart of the Mediterranean
By Eleni Vonissakou

Get a copy from our Bookshop here: https://bookshop.org/a/7974/9781624147487

Hands-Off, Authentic Greek Cooking for Every Occasion

Whipping up fantastic Greek meals is easy and delicious with just a little prep and a slow cooker! Eleni Vonissakou, creator of The Foodie Corner, has simplified classic Greek recipes so that they're a snap to put together. This versatile cookbook is full of Greek flavor for any time of day. Try a wholesome Country-Style Sausage and Potato Omelet for breakfast. "Bake" a loaf of Flat Corn Bread with Feta and Gruyère Cheese to pair with the Hearty Egg-Lemon Chicken Soup for a light, satisfying lunch. Serve up an easier, healthier spanakopita with the No-Crust Spinach and Feta "Lazy" Pie or try Calamari with Spinach and Fresh Herbs. Better yet, after dinner indulge in a Deeply Chocolatey Chocolate Cake, Fragrant Orange Phyllo Pie or Coconut and Semolina Syrup Cake. With The Greek Slow Cooker, you'll always have an effortlessly beautiful Greek meal you'll be proud to bring to the table.

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"Things in the U.S. do not look to be moving in the right direction," Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said duri...
08/07/2020
Mitsotakis: ‘Things Not Looking Good’ for U.S. Travelers to Greece - The Pappas Post

"Things in the U.S. do not look to be moving in the right direction," Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said during an interview about Americans not being allowed in Greece this summer.

Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said things weren’t looking good for the prospects of American travelers visiting Greece any time soon. He

BOOK PICK: The Classic Grill - A Tale of Greek Gods and Immigrant Heroes by Nancy EconomeGet a copy from our Bookshop he...
08/06/2020

BOOK PICK: The Classic Grill - A Tale of Greek Gods and Immigrant Heroes by Nancy Econome

Get a copy from our Bookshop here: https://bookshop.org/a/7974/9781734428803

In Vallejo, California as World War II begins, hard-headed Greek-immigrant Achilles Pappayannis is the owner of the successful restaurant The Classic Grill and has big dreams of creating an elegant national restaurant chain. Achilles demands the help of his first-born son Demo who has no passion for restaurant work, vowing instead to become an actor of ancient Greek drama. As it becomes apparent Demo is gay, Achilles is deeply ashamed and increasingly outraged. Second son George, the narrator of the story, is desperate to become his father's business partner but Achilles completely overlooks his enthusiasm and culinary talent. Chrisoula, wife and mother, is conflicted as her dream of an unbreakable family crumbles before her eyes. Each character in the Pappayannis family must weigh personal aspirations against the love he or she holds for the family and the rift their desires will surely cause. Achilles must learn to open his heart and accept his sons and their American dreams - but will it be too late to save the family, his marriage and The Classic Grill?

Get a copy from our Bookshop here: https://bookshop.org/a/7974/9781734428803

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