November 2006 Newsletter
 This Month 
Watch Your Manners in Greece: Money & Tipping Special Feature : Feta Cheese
What's New!!!! Featured Destination : Mykonos 
Saint Namedays in November November 's Recipe : Grilled Tuna w/ Green Olive Relish 
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Ingredients: (Serves 6)
- 1 lemon, plus 6 lemon wedges
- 1 pound fresh tuna, cut into 3/4 inch chunks
- 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed, plus 1 clove garlic, minced
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 anchovy fillets, soaked in cold water 10 minutes and patted dry
- 1/2 cup pitted and finely chopped green olives
- 1/2cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, plus flat-leaf parsley leaves for garnish
1 tbspn white wine vinegar


Preparation:

Soak twelve 7-inch bamboo skewers in water for 10 minutes .

Peel the lemon with a vegetable peeler into long pieces, avoiding the pith.  Marinate the tune with the lemon peel, 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, the 2 cloves crushed garlic, salt, and pepper for 2 hours or up to overnight in the refrigerator.

Mash the anchovies and place in a small bowl.  Add the olives, the 1 clove minced garlic, the chopped parsley vinegar, the juice of 1/2 lemon, and the remaining 4 tablespoons olive oil.  Mix well.  Season with salt, pepper, and additional lemon juice as needed.

Thread the tuna onto the skewers.  Broil or grill over hot coals, turning every 2 minutes, until cooked through but still juicy, 5 to 6 minutes total.

Serve warm or at room temperature garnished with relish, lemon wedges, and parsley leaves.


Excerpts from:
"From Tapas to Meze"

 

M Magazine
Sept / Oct 2006 Issue
now available!
Watch Your Manners In Greece
Money & Tipping

Continued from October's issue...

- Themistokies' answer, when he married his daughter to a poor man instead of a rich one, was: "I prefer a man who is in need of money, rather than money in need of a man."

- Old rules of etiquette state that when a lady wishes to pay the bill, she should give the gentleman the amount so that he may pay on her behalf

- Tipping is an expression of rewarding for special services and not a necessity. There are, however, some specific professions where tipping is required, such as hairdressers, cloakrooms, tourist guides, hotel valets.

- If the tip is included, there is no need to give any extra money. If, however, we have been exceptionally pleased with the services offered, we can leave an extra 5-10% to show our satisfaction.

- If service has been bad, there are two ways round it. Either we don't tip at all, or we tip a bit less than 10% (which is the minimum for tipping), so that the receiver gets the message. If service has been excellent, we may give up to a 20% tip.

- Tipping prices vary but there are some standard prices, such as:
    a. Doorman or bouncer: 2-3 euros
    b. Hotel porter: 1 -2 euros per suitcase
    c. Waiter: 10-15% of the bill
    d. Room service: 3-5 euros per day
    e. Concierge: 10 euros
    f. Parking valet: 3 euros
    g. Cloakroom attendant: 3 euros

- Whether we leave a tip at the hotel before or after our arrival is entirely up to us. Some believe that tipping in advance secures better and more cared for services during their stay, but some believe that it is inappropriate. Aristotle Onassis used to tip in advance.

- We never tip a hotel manager or owner. We may send them a "thank-you" letter.

- We should generally be generous towards people who do food deliveries. They are mostly young people in need of money.

- We tip taxi drivers 5-15% of the fare if they are pleasant and co-operative (e.g. if they help us with our suitcase). To all those who shout and swear, who keep their radio loud or are otherwise rude and unpleasant, tipping is out of the question.

- We never tip priests. We may make a donation to the church.

- We never tip a doctor or a lawyer. If we have been pleased by their services, we may send them a gift.

- We never tip the postman.

- We may tip people carrying and moving out our heavy furniture.

- At the hairdresser's we tip all those who have attended us, depending on their services. We never tip the owner.

- On tourist excursions, when we are accompanied by a good guide and driver, it is habitual to collect, as a group, a specific amount of money for tipping them.

- When we are guests at a house or on a boat, we can leave an envelope with money for the personnel. We should, however, ask the owners first.

- At the restaurant tipping is required if we have made special requests, such as asking for water for our dog or a special order for a child etc.

- We tip the personnel of a cruise boat.

- We may tip the crew of a private jet, but this doesn't apply for commercial aircrafts.

- We usually tip hotel cleaners (room service) an amount depending on the length of our stay (e.g. 3 euros times 7 days: 21 euros for a weekly stay). We do the same at the reception, leaving an envelope and asking the staff to share the money.


Excerpt from "Watch Your Manners In Greece" by Christos K. Zampounis
 

Special Feature: Feta Cheese

Hardly a day goes by without a piece of sheep's milk cheese appearing in some form or other on a Greek dinner table.  Sheep's milk cheese is a staple food and a Greek family enjoys tucking into an average 220 pounds (100 kilograms) of it each year.  As a result there are many small concerns throughout the country meeting local demand.  As is typical of Greece, the flavor of the sheep's milk cheese varies from region to region, but each producer swears by his own product and has his loyal customers, who will buy the large quantities of the cheese they need from no one else.  The word feta means a slice of a piece and refers to the way the curds are treated during the manufacturing process.  Feta is not associated with any specific type of sheep's milk.

In the countryside, you can still find housewives who make their own sheep's milk cheese, albeit in smaller quantities.  Two and a half gallons (10 liters) of non-pasteurized milk are poured into a bowl through a closely woven cotton cloth.  The temperature of the milk should be between 61°F (16°C) and 63°F (18°C).  Although lactic acid bacteria on their own would separate the milk proteins, the process is accelerated and improved by adding rennet (from calves' stomachs).  For two and a half gallons (10 liters) of milk you will need no more than one teaspoon of rennet, mixed with a little milk before being added to the bowl and carefully stirred. Cover the bowl with a cloth and leave the milk to stand for about one hour.  Line a strainer with a cheesecloth, and then pour in the thickened milk, the curds, allowing the whey to drain off.  After about four hours, slice the curds remaining in the cloth to release more whey, they place the slices in layer in a large, airtight container, sprinkling each layer of cheese with sufficient salt.  People reckon on about 1 pound 9450 grams) of salt to 18 pounds (8 kilograms) of cheese.  The cheese can be eaten even in this soft, fresh condition, but as time goes by the salt continues to draw out more liquid, making the cheese more compact.  After about 60 days, the cheese will have complete the first maturing stage.  Freshly prepared sheep's milk cheese can be store in a cool place for about two years.  The older it is, the more advisable it is to rinse it under running water before eating. 
 
Any impurities in the fresh sheep's milk are filtered out through a thick cotton cloth. Even just a small amount of powdered rennet is enough to curdle over 2.5 gallons (10liters) of milk. After the rennet has been stirred in, the milk is covered andleft to stand for 1 hour until it has thickened.
 
The separated whey flows off. The curds are cut into thin slices with a knife  

Excerpt from: "Culinaria Greece" by Marianthi Milona
 

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Growing Up With Loukoumi by Nick Katsoris

Some of today’s most successful celebrities have joined together in a new children’s book/CD project to help children discover that they can choose to be whatever they want in life. This message is increasingly important for children as many struggle to find appropriate role models.

In Growing Up With Loukoumi by Nick Katsoris, a lamb named Loukoumi (Greek for “sweet”) struggles with what she wants to be when she grows up. She considers becoming a firefighter, a judge or a doctor. As she walks along, she encounters animal friends including Gus the bear, Fistiki the cat, Dean the dog and Marika the monkey. Each animal friend explains to Loukoumi that she can be whatever her heart desires. If she wants to be a singing star, a policeman or even an Oscar winning actress, then she can do it! The key is that she must always believe in herself, stay positive and work hard.

The CD version of the book features the voices of singing legend Gloria Gaynor, (Grammy Award winner for “I Will Survive”) Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis, national CBS correspondent and MarketWatch anchor Alexis Christoforous, American Idol Heartthrob Constantine Maroulis of American Idol fame, and Guiding Light actor Frank Dicopoulos. Each voices a character that encourages Loukoumi to reach for her dreams, which is especially meaningful when being heard from such inspirational and successful adults. The package also includes an original song from Gloria Gaynor called, “Believe.”
 



Loukoumi by Nick Katsoris,
in English


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in Greek
 


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Some look at a glass of frappé and see only a mixture of instant coffee, sugar, water, and ice. Authors Vivian Constantinopoulos and Daniel Young take a close look at the same glass and see a symbol of idyllic summers in Greece. “The frappé,” they write, “is not merely a morning pick-me-up, an afternoon break, or a wet, cold answer to the dry, hot summer. The distinctive iced coffee lifts moods, stimulates conversation, announces your connection to a lifestyle unique to Greece, and connects you to it when you’re away. Frappé is nothing less than a modern Greek elixir.

 
 


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  Featured Destination: Mykonos

GEOGRAPHY. Despite its sophisticated ambience and thousands of visitors, Mykonos, between Tenos and Naxos, is still one of the most beautiful isles of the Cyclades. 85 sq. km. in area, with 81 km. of coastline, there is a regular boat service to and from Piraeus (110 nautical miles), as well as Rafina (71 nautical miles). Flights to the island are equally frequent and during the summer months there are planes to Rhodes, Herakleion in Crete and Santorini. Car and passenger ferries from Piraeus link Mykonos with Syros, Tenos, Paros, los, Santorini, Naxos (less often). Once a week there is a ferry from Rafina via Andros, Tenos and Syros. Finally, small local craft make excursions to Paros, los and Santorini (only during the summer) and Tenos. Mykonos has a population of 5,530. Renowned for its lovely beaches and distinctly Cycladic atmosphere, Mykonos attracts a host of visitors, arriving here by all possible means, including cruise liners.

HISTORY. Information about Mykonos' past is scant, for the island was not particularly important in antiquity. It was colonised by Ionians in historical times and, judging from its meagre participation in the Athenian League, apparently remained impoverished. The ancient geographer Skylakas reports the existence of two cities on Mykonos: one on the west side, close to the present town, the other in the north, at Paliokastro. In the time of the Ptolemies the island experienced something of a floruit, as also under Roman rule, though this waned in the Byzantine era. Along with Tenos it was ceded to the Ghisi family between 1207 and 1390, from which date it was directly dependent on Venice. In 1537 it was laid waste by Barbarossa and then conquered by the Turks. Thence forth the islanders turned to piracy. One of the major events in its history was the setting up of the "Community of Mykonians" in 1615. By the end of the 18th century Mykonos had achieved an economic acme, assembling a mercantile fleet which was later to play a supportive role in the Struggle for Independence in 1821. One of the outstanding personalities of that time was the Mykonian Mando Mavrogennis. From the late 1950s onwards there has been sustained touristic development leading to a new period of economic prosperity.

SIGHTS-MONUMENTS. The most important monument in the island's capital, Mykonos (Chora), built on its west side, is the church of the Virgin Paraportiani, outstanding among the 400 or so churches throughout the island, according to local tradition. It is located in the quarter of Kastro and its architecture, a combination of Byzantine, folk and Western elements, is unique. The quarter of Kastro is situated on an elevated area and it was here that the Venetians built their castle, only vestiges of which are nowadays visible. On the south side, beneath Kastro, is "Venice", an enclave of quaint old houses actually built in the water, their wooden balconies and doors giving the captains who lived here in days of old direct access to the sea. In one of the squares not far from here the cathedral (metropolis) stands, as well as an old Catholic church. On the ridge nearby there is a row of windmills, standing sentinel. This seems to have been the site of the ancient city. Objects displayed in the Archaeological Museum, at the northeast edge of the town, mainly comprise finds from Rheneia: sculpture, vases and figurines, while in the Folk Museum in Kastro, there is a collection of furniture, icons, sculpture and folk musical instruments. In addition to the many volumes in the Municipal Library there is a collection of Hellenistic coins and recent seals. The Nautical Museum, recently established, is also of interest. Chora, with its narrow, winding streets, archways, dazzling white houses and distinctive architecture is a veritable labyrinth, with a harmony and equilibrium which set it apart from other Cycladic towns. The island's villages have their own "couleur local", dominated by stark white volumes, grey rocks and paucity of vegetation. 1 km. south of the town, at Lino, are the ruins of a tower known as "fortes" by the locals. In the same area, on the north side of Platys Yalos, is the subterranean
cistern known as Yannaros' Well (Pighadi tou Yannarou). In the region of Ano Mera (6 km. from the town) stands the monastery of Tourliani, founded, so tradition relates, by two Parian monks in 1542 on the site of an earlier church. It acquired its present aspect in 1767. The elaborately decorated, Western-style belltower adds a distinctive touch to the monastery's exterior. Further north, at Palaiokastro, there are remains of a fortification and the convent of Palaiokastro, a 17th century building. A pathway leads up to a knoll behind, on which there are remnants of an enceinte. From the remains of buildings and other finds of the Archaic and Classical period it is surmised that the hill was settled in antiquity. There is a small church in the centre. In this general area (Panormos bay) there are other prehistoric remains and at its western edge, in the locality of Mavri Spilia, an albeit limited number of Neolithic finds have been recovered. From Ano Mera one can easily reach Kalalatis (12 km. from Chora) one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. There are seaside villages at Tourlos, Aghios Stefanos (3.4 km. north of Chora), Ornos and Platys Yalos (south). Beaches in the south of the island particularly good for swimming and sea sports are Psarou, Aghia Anna, Paradise and Super Paradise (for nudists) and Ella. All can be reached by bus or caique from Chora or Platys Yalos. There are plenty of hotels, rooms and furnished flats to cater for the needs of the many visitors.

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National Museum - Illustrated Guide to the Museum (in English)

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 Saints' Name days in October

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
     1
Ag. Anar/ron
Kosma & Damianou
 2 3 4 5
6 7
Asteriou
8
Mixael & Gavriel
9
Nektariou
10 11
Mina/Victoros

12

13
Ioannou
Xrysostomou

14
Filippou
15 16
Mathaiou
17 18
Platonos
19
20 21
Eisodia tis Theotokou
 
22
Filimonos
23 24 25
Merkouriou/
Aikaterinis
26
Stulianou
27
Nathanial
 
28
 
29
 
30
Andrea
     


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