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Tahini

Tahini is a true superfood, used and loved throughout the Mediterranean and Middle East. This one has no added salt or extra oils and is made of pure crushed sesame seeds. It comes from the lively ancient port of Drapetsona, Piraeus, just south of Athens where shipping merchants have been trading since the C5th BC. Served as a spread on bread, drizzled onto pancakes or mixed with honey, it is smooth but slightly sticky and has the pleasant mouth feel of a liquid nut butter. Vegan, high protein and naturally gluten free, it is a wonderful cupboard staple to cater to many dietary requirements.
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Tahini is a true superfood, used and loved throughout the Mediterranean and Middle East. This one has no added salt or extra oils and is made of pure crushed sesame seeds. It comes from the lively ancient port of Drapetsona, Piraeus, just south of Athens where shipping merchants have been trading since the C5th BC. Served as a spread on bread, drizzled onto pancakes or mixed with honey, it is smooth but slightly sticky and has the pleasant mouth feel of a liquid nut butter. Vegan, high protein and naturally gluten free, it is a wonderful cupboard staple to cater to many dietary requirements.
Makes delicious cookies or an interesting addition to salad dressings. And, of course, it's essential in hummus.

Halvas Drapetsonas, Drapetsona, Attica

The Halvas Drapetsonas workshop was opened in 1924 by Costas Mezardasoglou, a refugee from Asia Minor. Mezardasoglou had worked in a halva factory in Asia Minor, where he learned the art of hand-making traditional halva. Costas began making his own halva using rudimentary means, in an old wooden shack, a few metres away from where production takes place today. When the state donated some land to refugees, Kostas constructed the building that is still the Halvas Drapetsonas workshop. As the years passed, his son George became interested in the business and eventually took over production completely, as Costas became too old to work. Halvas Drapetsonas is the best in Greece, and remains today a traditional, family business, producing all kinds of traditional confectionary.

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