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About George

It is strange to think that a tragedy was the catalyst behind the dynasty that has seen four generations of my family involved in the world of pastries.

While my great-great grandfather was on a sponge fishing trip in the Aegean sea, he drowned, forcing his then nine-year-old son to work in order to provide for the family.

As a nine year old my great grand father was sent to Russia in the early 1900’s to work with a Kalymnian family of pastry chefs. He learnt the trade over the years and then returned to the Greek island of Kalymnos to open the first of our families patisseries in 1918 and “the rest is history”

I grew up around the family businesses and found myself very interested in the hands on side of things.

In 1995 after completing my training in Kalymnos, under the watchful eyes of my grandfather Mike Vouros and uncles Michael and Peter Vouros. I opened Kalymnos Pastries in Adelaide, South Australia. Family is everything for me, and with out them, none of what I have achieved would have been possible.

I have a great passion for my heritage and want nothing more than to keep our traditional Greek recipes alive.

Come along with me and experience an amazing journey of traditional Greek ways, being kept well and truly alive right here in our proud Australian back yards.

 

  • About George

    It is strange to think that a tragedy was the catalyst behind the dynasty that has seen four generations of my family involved in the world of pastries. While my great-great grandfather was on a sponge fishing trip in the Aegean sea, he drowned, forcing his then nine-year-old son to work in order

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  • Episodes

    George follows the journey of his heritage, from the island of Kalymnos in Greece, to the kitchens and backyards of his special guests. Join in the fun and hear some beautiful stories, while learning to cook some family recipes that have been passed down from the generations above.

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  • Family stories

    Every family has a different story to tell. My special guests share with us their captivating migration stories, and how they risked everything for the opportunity of a better life.

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