INGREDIENTS 1/5kgr mussels in shells 3 cloves garlic (whole) 2 tablespoons olive oil 2/3 cup of ouzo or tsipouro 2 lemons (juice) Salt and pepper METHOD Wash the mussels with a brush to remove the fluff parts. In a saucepan sauté the garlic in the olive oil. Once the garlic begins to golden brown, remove… Continue reading Fried mussels with lemon and ouzo sauce
Ouzo has rather unfairly been associated with alcohol abuse despite the fact that it has not got the highest alcohol content in its category. It is also (see drinking etiquette) quite well known that this is a “social” drink, to be consumed with food and friends. Here is what happens however when it is… Continue reading Ouzo and alcohol abuse
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDr0S1X3jo0] (Traditional song entitled “ouzo” by Babis Gkoles and his orchestra as shown on Greek national television.) Even before drinking the stuff you will be hard pressed to find anything to rhyme with this word! Making a song about it in any other language other than Greek will be a challenge unless you are… Continue reading What rhymes with the word “ouzo”?
Scientists studying the cloudy emulsions produced by anise-flavored liquors such as Ouzo have discovered new molecular insights into their formation, findings that could lead to the design of better commercial emulsions used in making pharmaceuticals, food products, cosmetics and other materials. Although transparent when bottled, Ouzo, Pastis, Pernod, and other popular anise-flavored alcoholic beverages form… Continue reading Study Of ‘Ouzo Effect’ May Lead To Design Of Improved Drugs, Cosmetics
Ouzo, a Greek spirit, lends its distinctive licorice flavour to these sausages. To make life easier in the kitchen, they are cooked in patties rather than being stuffed into casings. But you can go that route if you wish. Ouzo Sausage Patties With Mushrooms Adapted from New Greek Cuisine: Fresh and Modern Recipes From Aristedes’ Kitchen,… Continue reading Recipe: Ouzo sausage patties with mushrooms
I remember the debate in some English Literature class: will the future be like George Orwell’s “1984” or Aldus Huxley’s “Brave New World”? I am a social media scientist by nature it seems because Huxley was always where I would put my money. But the “soma” of our time isn’t a drug, it is information.… Continue reading Google can destroy you. “You” being anyone and anything. Scary?
A few things you need to know about how to enjoy ouzo from this great article: “Here is some ouzo etiquette you may want to keep in mind if visiting the beautiful country of Greece: Though you can have it neat, it is recommended that you dilute it with some cold water and ice. When… Continue reading Ouzo drinking etiquette
A great article we found here summarises a lot of important main points about ouzo. “In Greece, ouzo is not just a drink but is way of life; an anise flavored alcoholic aperitif that all Greeks enjoy. As real scotch is made only in Scotland, as real champagne is the sparkling wine that comes only from… Continue reading Greek food – greek ouzo: things you need to know
Il est élaboré dans la capitale Grec de l’Ouzo, la ville de Plomari sur l’île de Lesbos. L’Ouzo est fait à partir de la combinaison précise de raisins pressés, d’herbes et de baies. Tout commence à partir d’alcool élaboré avec la peau du raisin, il est alors mélangé avec des herbes et d’autres ingrédients incluant… Continue reading Ouzo de Plomari
Does ouzo contain opium and if so, which brands have the most? If you Google search “Coke Arab rumors” the top result you get is in fact from the Coca Cola company! That’s how seriously they take the problem of misinformation. It has often been quoted recently that this is in fact the wrong type… Continue reading Ouzo in opium rumours: should the brands react?