Edmund Fitzgerald X 30 = The Sadness of the Mediterranean Last Week

 The treacherous Mediterranean Sea crossing from Libya to Italy claimed the lives of at least 1,083 migrants over the past week — mostly because barely seaworthy smuggling boats foundered and sank despite calm seas and sunny skies, a migration agency said Tuesday, citing new accounts from survivors. Click here to read more ->

MEDITERRANEAN attends the 2016 Florida Turkish Festival in Arts Park in Hollywood, FL on Sunday March 20th 2016.   The event was well attended and included live Turkish folkloric musicians and dancers, Mediterranean music by the multilingual Claude Kadosh, Turkish Coffee readings, exhibitor booths and much more.  The only complaint was that this year there was not any beer or wine but sometimes thats actually a good thing.  To see full size photos of the event click the photo to the right ---> 

2016 Cous Cous Fest to be held Sept 16th - 26th 

cous cous festival kickoff in Sicily

Cous Cous Fest is held every year in San Vito lo Capo Sicily. This international festival of food & culture is dubbed as the integration event.  Cous Cous Fest brings together 10 different countries over the common denominator of cous cous and celebrates the interwoven yet connected culture of each country with an emphasis on peace and the enjoyment of food, fun and culture. Enjoy the multiculturalism of: USA, Israel & Palastine, Mauritius, Senegal, Tunisia, France & Italy. For complete article and more information on the Cous Cous Fest click here --->

Traveling to the Mediterranean?  You may want to read this:

Modern Mediterranean Travel is on the rise yet its not something most Americans will attempt without questions and concerns.  We at Mediterranean Magazine attempt to unravel some of the fears and concerns with travel to the region and provide solutions and ideas to mitigate problems which may arise via traveling whether it be lost luggage, delayed flight, a celebrity taking your seat or one of a thousand other hardships which should not yet could arise while traveling to the Mediterranean. Click here to read the full article....

February 11th 2016                      The 14th Annual Florida Turkish Fest Announced

The annual event has been slated for Sunday March 20th and will take place at Arts Park within Young Circle in vibrant Hollywood, FL.  To see the event flyer for the Turkish Festival click here.  To find other exciting Mediterranean Festivals in Florida simply click on our event page. 

September 1st 2015                  Mediterranean Chamber of Commerce Launches in Florida 

Plans include connecting FL with Mediterranean Countries & Increasing International Business  

Olive Oil Maven-Jay Shapiro is in the process of launching the new non-governmental business association which will serve Greater Florida and Mediterranean countries.


The new chamber of commerce will be of tremendous value to the State of Florida, Mediterranean-Expatriates residing in the the region and businesses overseas planning to conduct business in the U.S. Mediterranean Chamber of Commerce plans to promote international commerce, tourism, shipping and cultural affairs between Florida and cooperative partner countries in the Mediterranean as well as Mediterranean cultural countries such as Armenia. The Chamber will achieve its goals by retaining two Chamber-Ambassadors for each country in the region. One of the two Ambassadors will be based in Florida and one abroad in the country of origin to assist the local Ambassador and the chamber itself to promote Florida as the place to do business in the U.S.


Countless Floridians would like to see higher quality and more educated immigrants in our region. Not only will Mediterranean Chamber assist Millionaire Investors from Italy, Spain, Greece, Israel and other countries planning to emigrate to Florida but the chamber will assist in walking them through the steps of obtaining an EB-5 investor visa, introducing them to other like minded expatriates in Florida when they do emigrate and help their business grow thus growing the Florida economy in return.


The chamber has many other goals and objectives in place including: increase Florida-Exports to other countries, promote Florida as a distribution point between Latin-America and the Mediterranean, help local small business owners, host business events, promote cultural events and offer educational services related to import-export and international business in general.


Mediterranean Chamber of Commerce is located on the internet at www.medchamber.com

Charter Memberships are now available starting at $100/year. 

Mediterranean & Middle Eastern Nightclub Coming to South Florida Soon...

August 13th 2015 South Florida has gone without a true Mediterranean Nightclub for many years now.  This should be changing soon.  Olive Oil Importer Jay Shapiro is planning to launch an Olive Oil & Mediterranean Wine Importing Company which will serve as a Tapas Bar & Middle Eastern Nightclub by Night.  The concept will include an olive oil store & distributing company which will keep its space busy during the day and by night it will transform into a full blown Mediterranean Nightclub offering theme nights, music & dance from every Mediterranean country and countries nearby such as Iran and Northern India. OliVino Mediterraneo will offer: Hookahs & Cigars in the outdoor patio area, belly dancing, Lebanese Dabkeh, a Moroccan styled VIP area, Israeli Night, Spanish Flamenco Entertainment with Tapas, Olive Oil Tasting Bar and much more... 

Soumah Syrian Cuisine Opens in Boca Raton at former Anatolia Turkish Location 

March 2015

 Soumah is probably the most authentic Syrian restaurant in South Florida.  Its a family owned Halal eatery providing halal meats and Syrian cuisine from the time when Syria was under French rule.  We ordered the lamb skewers but they ended up serving us beef, we ordered couscous and then served rice.  They were all out of the Syrian beer so we drank Corona.  Apart from the hardships and low inventory levels that startup restaurants tend to suffer from the food was great and the secret recipe baklava is phenomenal.  We hope that they can stay open long enough to get the word out and grow the business!

Mediterranean Magazine  Editor visits Steak Shop & Deli in Pompano Beach

Many people know Steak Shop & Deli for its world renowned Philly Cheese Steaks but not many people know that its also a quality Greek restaurant with a history and a man who runs one of the most successful olive oil importing companies in South Florida. From Greece via Toronto, Canada he has been a powerful force in the business world for many years. John Loupisakis is VERY proud of his Greek Heritage!  Upon arrival John said to M.I. editor: What are you doing here with an Italian shirt?  

Jay,  you know that I hate Italians!  (jokingly of course)You come to my place with a Sicilia Tee Shirt.  When the bill came he said: Jay,  how long have I known you for?  Jay said: 7 years!  John said: The Birch Beer is on me!  The Gyro Platter pictured above was the perfect melding of fast food & Mediterranean food and it was absolutely perfect. To read this article in full please SUBSCRIBE!

Producing Olive Oil from Tree to Table in Florida - Mediterranean Climate 

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