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    It's not a bad recipe. You can experiment with...

    It's not a bad recipe. You can experiment with the zucchini, put it in or leave it out. Most Greeks leave it out. Tomorrow I will send you couple of other recipes. Also Greeks use kefalotyri cheese...
  2. Well, it was not better couple of generations ago...

    Well, it was not better couple of generations ago in Greece in the era of arranged marriages.The criteria was rather severe. They looked at when your grandmother and grandfather died, what did they...
  3. We have a bengal cat that we bought from a...

    We have a bengal cat that we bought from a breeder. Since she also shows cats she breeds them not just for show quality but also docile temperament (the cat has to be able to tolerate handling by the...
  4. Ah, have they figured out that the good looking...

    Ah, have they figured out that the good looking trophy wives did not marry the doctors for their good looks? They might or might not get better looking kids but they certainly won't get smarter kids.
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    To amplify, monks or priests did not have to...

    To amplify, monks or priests did not have to serve in the army or pay taxes. Eventually the monasteries owned so much land and did not pay taxes to the point where the taxes on the remaining peasants...
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    Oh there was. There was a People's crusade under...

    Oh there was. There was a People's crusade under Peter the Hermit. Misguided but probably of pure motives. But even those committed atrocities, perpetuating the Rhineland Jew massacres (the first...
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    I will never ever defend the Byzantine Empire. I...

    I will never ever defend the Byzantine Empire. I have some choice words for them. It was 11 centuries of corruption, palace coups, poisonings, heavy taxation and did I mention corruption? Just to set...
  8. Do we need a new subforum to talk about interesting DNA matches

    I was just contacted by somebody on FTDNA. We share a total of 60cM with the largest segment being 13cM. They are Italians that have traced some Greek heritage back 350 years. They think it had...
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    Yep, lots of stories flying around...

    Yep, lots of stories flying around...
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    They tend to cluster genetically with Bulgarians...

    They tend to cluster genetically with Bulgarians (Thracians), not Anatolians.
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    And some Gagauz dances from Evros prefecture. The...

    And some Gagauz dances from Evros prefecture. The Gagauz people have a very interesting history. They are Turkish speaking Orthodox people.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzsBhT7unh4

    The main...
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    In this Video the first dance is a Zonaradikos...

    In this Video the first dance is a Zonaradikos the second is a Tsestos and then a Syngathistos:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBebBWHrwAo&frags=pl%2Cwn

    Now these are professional dancers so...
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    Very nice, I can tell it is from Eastern Romylia...

    Very nice, I can tell it is from Eastern Romylia because of the obvious use of the accordion as a primary instrument. It seems that it is heavily influenced by Bulgarian musical idioms which makes...
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    Here is a Thracian zonaradikos (belt dance): ...

    Here is a Thracian zonaradikos (belt dance):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VurGUDwbQs4

    If it does not prompt you to dance or at least tap your feet, you're either dead or deaf or both...
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    Freaking Venetians, got the Cretans into a 23...

    Freaking Venetians, got the Cretans into a 23 year war, made them lose 100,000 people and then they left with their tails between their legs. WTF? ;)
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    Yikes, Carlos, you will live forever! :)

    Yikes, Carlos, you will live forever! :)
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    Hehe, we might throw a few Greeks into the ring...

    Hehe, we might throw a few Greeks into the ring also :).

    My folks have done nothing really remarkable. But they did survive and boy they did! First the Persians on the way to Greece, then the...
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    Talking about fast dancing music, watch this...

    Talking about fast dancing music, watch this Kolbasti dance from somewhere in Turkey:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_G75C7dGmI&frags=pl%2Cwn...
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    Same here, I like the faster traditional songs...

    Same here, I like the faster traditional songs from Thrace (of course), Pontos, Crete and the islands. I am not very fond of the slow songs of the Peloponnese, mainland Greece or Western Macedonia. I...
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    Not bad, Dreptul! Not your typical Vlah song...

    Not bad, Dreptul! Not your typical Vlah song though ;).
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    What a movie!!!

    What a movie!!!
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    Also people have to understand statistics that...

    Also people have to understand statistics that tell you have let's say 13.2% Iberian does not mean that your ancestors come from Iberia. It just means that in K15, since they only have 15 populations...
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    All that is good, but does she mention how many...

    All that is good, but does she mention how many Venetians were there vs how many locals? Crete is a big island!
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    I will have to investigate it. I had seen a study...

    I will have to investigate it. I had seen a study somewhere and I should have bookmarked it. If I remember correctly the numbers were pretty low. 10-20,000 sounds about right.
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    Hunting deer to cull the deer population since we...

    Hunting deer to cull the deer population since we have killed all the wolves that did that for us is one thing. Corrida is another. Slaughterhouses in the US kill cows/bulls humanely. Feedlots on the...
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