Mediterranean cuisine

The destruction of the real Corfu

Until last month, my house was surrounded on four sides by olive groves. Now, there are olive trees on three sides. On the fourth, a building site. The Greek proverb is: To cut down an olive tree is like killing a man. If so, then last month a mass murderer committed a chainsaw massacre to make way for four holiday apartments.

Local brands win fewer prizes at international olive oil competition

The significant challenges facing the olive oil industry in Greece and other parts of the world were more than apparent at the last Athena International Olive Oil Competition (ATHIOOC) - which took place in the Peloponnesian town of Nafplio last month - resulting in a 17 percent reduction in the number of distinctions awarded from last year, even though the number of contestants was more or les