Imagine a special dinner with all of your friends from around the world.
With a few Tweets, an idea and then a ‘yes’, why not? We don’t need to be in the same city to have a dinner party.
Everyone is invited on January 15th for a Greek dinner with friends, family and even some new friends. Partners to this initiative will host a dinner – one person, two persons or more; use Greek products to create Greek dishes; share a photo or two of their endeavor; share a recipe; Tweet their experience or favorites and then RT (reTweet) others who are sharing their dinner party under the #GreekDinner and #EatGreek.
The goal is to celebrate Greek cuisine and promote amazing people, authors, chefs, businesses who are connected to Greece.
Why? Well, why not? Who doesn’t love authentic Greek olives, olive oil, real feta, yogurt, honey, oregano and healthy cuisine.
Personally, when our family lived in Greece after being evacuated from Beirut, the Sunday afternoon dinner at the neighborhood taverna was the highlight of the week. The music played was always joyous. The big wooden bowl filled with yogurt, walnuts and honey dribbled on the top at the end of dinner was the treat. There was a magic around the table at the taverna.
So, January 15th Greek Dinner Around the World is to honor your Greek heritage, culture and connection to Greece.
If you want to organize a gathering, post a comment below and join the fun! I’ll list as many people as I can. Just submit your name, city, if dinner is in a public place, add the restaurant name and link to the restaurant and any other important details.
Be prepared to share as much as possible on Greek books, authors, products and customs in the comment space below, on Twitter or on Facebook.
To make it easy to RT others who are on Twitter, I created a #GreekDinnerTwitterList (@9musesnew/GreekDinner). Subscribe, follow & RT what others are sharing on their #GreekDinner.
On Facebook? Post a photo, share a story, like and share others – here Greek Dinner Around the World.
Instagram fan? Share your photos with #GreekDinner. Here is my Instagram page, I’ll follow back.
If you love Pinterst – I created a board for #GreekDinner Around the World. Post, follow, share to your hearts delight!
By Keri Douglas, writer/photographer, Washington, DC (Copyright protected. All rights reserved. Please use quotes & links to article content. Please do not copy text and paste content into your article.)
The Greek Dinner Around the World on Jan. 15th in photos.
Incredible to see all of us on a map! Thanks, Nikos Chatziandreou!
Cities participating and partners willing to host dinners in their home or city are as follows: (this list will be updated).
January 15th Greek Dinner Around the World
#GreekDinner and #EatGreek
Participating Cities: Sydney, Australia at Diethnes Restaurant Brisbane, Australia Melbourne, Australia * Tokyo, Japan * Almaty, Kazakhstan * Athens, Greece Gylfada, Athens, Greece Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece Peloponnese, Greece Nafplio, Greece Maleas, Greece Chania, Crete, Greece Southern Crete, Greece (birthplace of Zeus) Evia island, Greece Corfu, Greece * Bellinzona, Switzerland * Luxemburg City, Luxembourg at Ambrosia Restaurant Grec * Duesseldorf, Germany Berlin, Germany Hamburg, Germany * Amsterdam, The Netherlands * Brussels, Belgium at Koyzina Authentica Avenue Brugmann 519, 1180 Uccle * Nice, France * Wimbledon, UK London, England Derbyshire, England Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England, (Shakespeare's county) Leeds, UK * Stirling, Scotland at Mediterranea Restaurant Central Scotland Edinburgh, Scotland * Toronto, Canada * Chicago, Illinois, US Boston, Massachusetts, US New York New York, US Huntington, Long Island, New York, US Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US Washington, DC at Veranda on P "Mama's Table" RSVP to Alex email@example.com Rockville, Maryland, Mykonos Grill restaurant with guest Greek Chef Yiannis Baxevanis Vienna, Virginia, Silver Spring, Maryland, US Nostos Restaurant (the following week with Greek Chef Yiannis Baxevanis) Williamsburg, Virginia, US Virginia Beach, Virginia, US at Yanni's Casual Greek restaurant Columbus, Ohio, US Fairhope, Alabama, US Dallas, Texas, US Santa Fe, New Mexico, US San Diego, California, US Los Angels, California, US Sacramento, California, US San Francisco, California, US Portland, Oregon, US Partners: Mary Papoulias-Platis, chef & cuisine, California Greek Girl @CalGreekGirl Keri Douglas, 9 Muses News @keridouglas Aleks, owner, Veranda on P restaurant Marjory McGinn, author, Big Fat Greek Odyssey @fatgreekodyssey Marlen Taffarello, travel PR, @MTravelsPR Nikolaos Chatziandreou, scientist/cultural heritage, AcropolisofAthens.gr @nchatziandreo Dimos and Vicky Chatziandreou @VickyChatziandr Russell Darnley, professor, @maximos62 Rene' Tritaris, owner, www.mintlimeblue.com * Dionysis Tritaris, owner, OramaCommunications.com.au @DionysiTritaris Terry Douglas, author of Ganymede: A Tale of Middle Eastern Intrigue Chef Jule, The Frenchman's Corner of Fairhope Peter Minakis, author & Greek supper club host, Kalofagas.com @kalofagas Katie Aliferis, poet, KatieAliferis.com @KatieA_SF Niko and Oana, The Mediterranean Way Gourmet Market, Dupont Circle, Washington,DC @TheMediWay Global Greek World, everything Greek news, @GGWorld Buy Greek campaign, @BuyGreek Maria Dimitrakarakou, @dimitrakarakou RideScoutDC, www.ridescoutapp.com @RideScoutDC Anne Zouroudi, author, Greek detective novels, @annezouroudi * Kiki Vagianos, The Greek Vegan, @TheGreekVegan Food, Culture & Travel blogger, Banana Wonder, @BananaWonder Alex Pattakos, The OPA Way, @TheOPAWay Cornelia Gracchi, @corneliagracchi Eumelia Organic Farm, @eumeliafarm Diana Moutsopoulos, All Recipes, @dmoutsop Greek American Girl, @GreekAmGirl Elizabeth Rynecki, Moshe Rynecki Art Search @erynecki Cinnamon Stephens, Art Law Firm, @Artantiq Annina and Daniel Wildermuth, children's book author & illustrator * Good Greek Housewife, @GreekHousewife Kenton and Jane, Lemon and Olives, @lemonandolives Gaea Products, Greece Katina Vaselopulos, @KVaselopulos Sophia Dimitriadou, KOYZINA Authentica, Brussels, Belgium Effie Delimarkos, @EffieDelimarkos TasteGreece, speciality store, Duesseldorf, Germany Dourakis Winery, Crete, Greece, @dourakiswinery Krystina Kalapothakos,Kouzounas Kitchen, @KouzounasKitche Barb McGarvey, @vey952 * Mesto Artisan Olive Oil, @Mestooliveoil Smaragda Touloupa, YourGuideInGreece, @smarot Stayla Farm Honey, Evia, Greece, @stayiafarm Mariana Kavroulaki, History of Greek Food, @histofgreekfood Amit Bajaj with Sheba and Kam in Boston Hugh O'Donnell, @odonnellhugh Therese Sellers, author of Alpha is for Anthropos, @qerese Hellenic student association, University of Pennsylvania, @thegreekglutton Greek family owners, Nostos and Mykonos Grill Yanni Tsapos, wine expert, Dionysis Imports * Souvlaki The Greek, London, England, @EatSouvlakiUK Sia Aristidou, Greek Weddings & Traditions & Greek Wedding Shop, @SiaAristidou Yorgos Koropoulis, Maleas Olive Oil, @MaleasOliveOi Heidi Skapentzis and Dimitris Paivanas, Babel Language Center Athens Ekaterina Botziou, author, Greek Expectations: The Last Moussaka Standing, @ebotziou Marios Bothos & Sophia Tsakiroglou-Bothou, Apollo Museum, Ancient Greek Games, @AncientGRGames Loukia Von Zlr Betriebsimperium, Myths Greek Jewelry Exhibit, Berlin 2013/Hamburg 2014 Alexia Warner, Flavor Teaze, @FlavorTeaze & @AlexiaWarner1 Mythical Peloponnese, timeless travel, @mythpeloponnese Lorna Paschakis, @LornaPaschakis * SouEllen Latridi and friends Heather Skinner and friends Maddie Grigg and friends @maddiegrigg George Mavropoulos, The Asia Minor and Pontos Hellenic Research Center Tsantali Wines, @TSANTALI_wines Diana Brown, 5MinutesMorePlease, and friends Maria Verivaki and family, Organically Cooked *Philhellene Provincial Greek Cuisine, Melbourne* Kids (3-12) meals will be covered by owners John Kyriazoglou and family, Ancient Greek Pearls of Wisdom, @jkyriazoglou Katerina Georgallas, Baklava Couture, @BaklavaCouture * GrecoTaste, shop GrecoTaste, @Grecotaste Diana Carey and friends Stella Pierides, author, Feeding the Doves, @stellapierides Nine Live Greece, volunteer cat rescue in Athens, @NineLivesGreece Agia Marina Donkey Rescue, Crete on Facebook Julie Kussidi and friends Elizabeth Gabay and friends Tresor Hotels, Athens, Greece Tim Schadla-Hall, Professor of Public Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London
From Maria Dimitrakarakou, I’m Hungry – Tzatziki
Do you have a favorite recipe or dish? Here are a few from around the world.
From Alex Pattakos, The OPA Way – @TheOPAWay – a little music, extraordinary talent and sharing culture
Music, a visceral connection to memories and a moment in time. In a small two-bedroom apartment in Kiffisia, sheltering our homeless rootless family with two cats recently evacuated from Beirut, my mother would love to listen to Nana Mouskouri. So, in honor of my mother, I share this video of Nana Mouskouri singing The White Rose of Athens.
Lots of authors are in our midst!
Who would you like to sit next to at dinner?
So many favorite Greek products are available around the world. Here are a few mentioned by partners of the Greek Dinner.
Do you have any favorite products or gourmet markets?
Check out #GreekDinner partner Diana Moutsopoulos @dmoutsop making Greek Orange Filo Cake
For US measurements to Diana’s award winning recipe, read more here from KCET.
A beautiful song to start our dinner from Therese Sellers from her new book Alpha is for Anthropos. Thank you, dear Therese! (and to your son, too!)
By Keri Douglas, writer, photographer, Washington, DC (Copyright protected, all rights reserved. Please contact for permission to use & abide by 9 Muses News use policy.)