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Saturday, April 4, 2009

My Big Fat Greek Food Blog Contest Winner!

Thanks to everyone who submitted an entry along with their kind words of encouragement. :-) I was pleasantly surprised, and a little overwhelmed, by the number of entries received. I was glad to read that all of the entrants enjoyed the scavenger hunt format of the contest; I will retain it for future giveaways. Now to the matter at hand.

Pastitsio recipe pages in "Culinaria Greece" book (and no cinnamon added!) - Click to Enlarge

The winner of a copy of the book "Culinaria Greece" by Marianthi Milona is fellow culinary enthusiast and food blogger Donald Orphanidys a.k.a. Mr. Orph. Donald correctly answered the 7 questions in the contest quiz, and his name was chosen by a process of random number generation from among all the correct entries. Congratulations to Donald! I will be shipping him the book on Monday.

Here are the contest questions along with their correct answers in bold text:
  1. Which species of tree is among the first to bloom with the arrival of spring in Greece? The alomnd tree
  2. What herb was fashionably worn behind the ear by men at ancient Athens? Mint
  3. What was the name and profession of the very first Olympic victor? Coroebus of Elis - a cook
  4. What is the second oldest existing wine in the world? Mavrodaphne wine (1873)
  5. How much did my father’s prize tomato weigh last summer? 1 kg. or 2.2 lbs
  6. Which famous British actor is especially fond of a rare Greek island specialty sweet? Roger Moore
  7. Which hospital was my son born in? Mt. Sinai Hospital
For those of you who did enter the contest but did not win this time round, there's a few more copies of the book to be given away yet. Stay tuned for more great Greek food related contests on the way, my friends. Who knows, you may be the next winner. But you can't win if you don't play!


Sam Sotiropoulos
Greek Gourmand™
Greek Food Recipes and Reflections
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Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Congrats to the winner!

Thanks for your kind words...



MrOrph said...

Can't wait to start cooking from the book!

farida said...

Ahhhh, too bad I missed this contest:( I have a Greek cookbook at home but would not mind a different one:) COngrats to the winner!