close-up of 'zea' grains on wooden surface

Zea, the emmer wheat A life-giving cereal! Zea, probably the world’s oldest cereal-grain, was a key part of the diet of ancient Greeks. It features an undeniable nutritional value and it is no coincidence that the etymology of the ancient Greek word “ζείδωρος” (“zeidoros”), meaning “life-giving”, derives from this particular cereal. Zea’s scientific name is […]


Close-up of ‘ziladia’ made with the meat from select parts of pork boiled with spices in gelatine

Ziladia, Pihti or Tsiladia Ziladia is an exquisite dish known since antiquity that was especially beloved in Byzantine times. Pihti or tsiladia, as it is called in Crete (due to its Venetian origin), or ziladia, as it is called in the region of Thessaly or gelatine in Cyprus, is a dish made with the meat […]