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One of my favorite ways to use Philia is thickening up and flavoring soups!

07 Oct

Soup Season!

By Mike Rakes

Soup ideas to stay warm this Fall!

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31 Jul

The Devil is in the Detail

By Mike Rakes

A classic re-imagined

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26 Jun

Many of my favorite memories with family and friends center around our gatherings on patios around the Twin Cities

28 May

There is so much rich culture, history, and culinary tradition surrounding Easter in the Greek culture

25 Apr

(Greek) Easter

By Mike Rakes

Christos Anesti!

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20 Mar

March Madness

By Mike Rakes

One of my favorite things about Philia is that it can be dressed up or dressed down, depending on the type of event you're having.

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There are six different words for love in the Greek language

18 Feb

All About Love

By Mike Rakes

I feel a great sense of pride and responsibility in carrying on my family’s traditions, and hope to spread genuine care and connection to as many people as I can as Philia grows.

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23 Jan

New Years Traditions

By Mike Rakes

In every culture there are certain culinary offerings that are associated with Holiday and New Year Celebrations.

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26 Oct

The Importance of Community

By Mike Rakes

I’ve spent some time thinking a lot about the lessons Yiayia and Papou taught our family, and the legacy that they left behind beyond food and entertaining.

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14 Aug

New Beginnings

By Mike Rakes

For me, food has always been a vehicle to gather with friends and family to share hours and hours (and hours) of meaningful time together.

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