Food and drink

Greeks stocking up on antiseptic, rice and pasta

It appears Greek consumers will have rice and pasta in their pantries for several months to come, while supermarket data on the sale of flour suggests they are preparing to start baking their own bread. At the same time, sales of antiseptic tissues rose about eightfold in the week when the first coronavirus cases were reported in Greece, which explains the recent shortage.

Prices of goods in high demand being monitored

The price of surgical masks and other commodities that have come in high demand as a result of the coronavirus outbreak will be put under the scrutiny by the Competition Commission to prevent profiteering.
Apart from masks, the products being monitored, according to the watchdog, include disinfectants, long-life milk, rice and pasta.

All is One | Athens | To March 14

The Black Duck Multiplarte gallery presents a solo exhibition by psychologist and painter Mari Prouzou. An allegory on life and the human soul, "All is One" redefines notions such as beauty, youth, and the gradual loss of abilities, in soft but colorful depictions of flowers, birds and butterflies. Admission is free of charge and opening hours daily 1-9 p.m.

Woman entrepreneur creates job with dried fruits

A woman entrepreneur's endeavor, initially launched on social media, has grown into a business that creates jobs for up to 30 women.

Yasemin Korkut, living in the western province of İzmir, started to sell dried figs, grown in her father's garden, on social media outlets. As demand grew, she decided to enlarge the venture by adding more products.

Flour industry players to meet in Antalya

Hundreds of domestic and international players in the flour industry will gather next week in Turkey's Mediterranean resort city of Antalya.

The Turkish Flour Industrialists' Federation (TFIF) will hold its 16th International Congress and Exhibition under the theme, Wheat and Flour: Production, Trade and Sustainability from March 12-15.

Turkey earns $1.44 bln from hazelnut exports in 6 months

Turkey earned $1.44 billion by exporting 220,724 tons of hazelnut from last year's September to February 2020, a regional trade union announced on March 3.

The country's hazelnut exports rose 32.1 percent on a quantity basis and increased 51.6 percent on value basis during the first six months of the season, which starts in September and ends in August.

Truffle hunting begins in Meteora in March

The annual truffle hunts in central Greece will kick off on March 1, when the truffle hunting season opens, the Natural History Museum of Meteora and the local Mushroom Museum who are organizing the event announced Wednesday.

The season begins in March and ends in October and each "hunt" lasts approximately three hours.