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)

Botano - Cretan Mountain Herbs - mountain herbs, gourmet spices and teas   (Kouses, Crete)



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. 

introductory reading


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

are excellent.)

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)

Greek Language

(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 Greek2400 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55114

Greater Minnesota

Christos Minnetonka15600 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) 

4 Ladopoulos Harvest, 2016 2
Do you have a favorite Mediterranean delight that you don't see here?
Share a good thing! Let us know about it here.  

Thanks for sharing!