good things guide
Everyone loves good things.
The idea that rests at the heart of this little project.
Sharing great food, treasured traditions, and new discoveries with our dear friends. So, in this spirit, we've compiled some of our favorite things from the Mediterranean to share with you!
Check back as we'll continue to update this list!
wine and spirits
Happy Harry's (Fargo, ND)
99 Bottles (Moorhead, MN)
France 44 (Minneapolis, MN) *will ship
Surdyk's (Minneapolis, MN) *will ship
South Lyndale Liquors (Minneapolis, MN)
Yiannis Wine Shop (Virginia Beach)
B-21 (Tarpon Springs) *will ship
Bill's Imports - Mediterranean grocery (Minneapolis, MN)
Landmark Creamery - sheep feta (Paoli, WI)
*Slabs of feta cheese are sold at Costco. Look for Dodoni brand.
igourmet - Mediterranean cheeses and grocery
Diane Kochilas's Greek Specialty Market - single-origin, artisanal Greek foods
My Santorini Network - Santorinian products available for worldwide shipping (Santorini, Greece)
Greece: The Cookbook. Vefa Alexiadou. Phaidon, 2017.
Orexi: Feasting at the Modern Greek Table. Theo A. Michaels. Ryland Peters & Small, 2019.
The Greek Vegetarian Cookbook. Heather Thomas. Phaidon, 2019.
from the web
Horiatiki - The Greek villager's salad! Serve with rustic country bread; don't even think of crumbling the feta!
Dakos - a Cretan meze consisting of a slice of soaked dried bread or barley rusk topped with
chopped tomatoes and crumbled feta or mizithra cheese.
Tzatziki - A classic recipe for the everyone's favorite tangy Greek dip. Serve with pita.
our EVOO recipes of the week
The Sinner's Caprese Sandwich. EVOO Recipe of the Week, 17 Aug. 2020.
Ancient Greece, Art, and Archaeology
Boardman, J. 2016. Greek Art. (Fifth Edition.) (Thames and Hudson)
Cline, E. 2012. The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean. (Oxford.)
Herodotus. The Histories. (Various publishers.)
Homer. The Iliad and The Odyssey. (Various publishers, but Stanley Lombardo’s
Martin, T. 2013. Ancient Greece. From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times. (Yale.)
Oakley, J. 2013. The Greek Vase. Art of the Storyteller. (J. Paul Getty Museum)
Thucydides. History of the Peloponnesian War. (Various publishers.)
Pausanias. Guide to Greece. (Various publishers.)
Byzantine, Modern, and Contemporary Greece
Cahill, T. 2003. Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea. Why the Greeks Matters. (Anchor)
Gallant, T. 2016. Modern Greece. From the War of Independence to the Present.
Hetherington, P. 1992. Byzantine and Medieval Greece. (John Murray)
Kazantzakis, N. 1960. The Last Temptation of Christ. (Simon and Schuster)
-- . 1953. Zorba the Greek. (Simon and Schuster)
Mazower, M. 1993. Inside Hitler’s Greece. (Yale)
Nejad, F. 2016. The Curse of the Ancient Greeks. (AuthorHouseUK)
Pressfield, S. 1998. Gates of Fire. (Bantam)
(yes! I wrote a book to help you learn Greek!)
Schultz, P. 2012. Get Your Greek On! Basic Greek in Two Weeks. (Theran Press)
GP's Greek Kitchen, 2553 Kirsten Ln S, Fargo, ND 58104
Minneapolis / St. Paul
Christo's Greek Restaurant, 2632 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408
It's Greek to Me, 626 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
The Naughty Greek, 2400 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55114
Christos Minnetonka, 15600 Highway 7, Minnetonka, MN 55345
art / design / music
Athena Design Workshop - woodblock printed art, decor, and gifts (Athens, Greece)
Beetroot - modern designs in various media (Thessaloniki, Greece)
Syrtos - performed by Kelly Thoma and Ross Daly (Houdetsi, Crete)
Hamsi - composed by Kelly Thoma, performed by Kelly Thoma and Ross Daly (Houdetsi, Crete)