The well-known confectioner, Stelios Parliaros, in one of his rare interviews, spoke on Action24’s “Better late” show and initially, he referred to his beginnings and the debts that accumulated.
“The most difficult thing was the debts, but it was my ambition from a young age to open a shop. It was very difficult at 23 to open a shop and your parents were in Istanbul.
I had my sister as my support. I didn’t know what tax means, what IKA means. I was interested in creation.
I made the sweets and transported them from the workshop to the store,” said Stelios Parliaros.
“I was taking orders door to door, we are talking about 1982, the golden years of PASOK. They would come and order me 100 cakes with the PASOK sun and take them to the bouzoukis”, he added afterwards.
Regarding the competitiveness he has slowly gained over the years, he said: “I said I was never going to shop again.
So I start to give recipes to Eleftherotypia and take pastry classes. I also went to “San sto Spiti Sas”, Fotis and Maria.
That’s where people started to know me more as Parliaros. Little by little, I started publishing my first books and made a transfer to Kathimerini.
There I published the magazine Glykies Alchemies, it sold more than all the magazines. Then I was offered the show by MEGA”, said Stelios Parliaros, among others.