IOANNINA, Greece - It was the first time in weeks Anthoula Papazoi had cooked meat. She had stewed the cut of beef, donated by a friend, on a low flame all morning. But now the casserole sat untouched, as Papazoi fretted about her 13-year-old daughter Nikoletas tooth.
The teenager long black hair, electric-blue nail polish emerged from the bedroom in shorts and a tank top. She had slept most of the day and was late for an appointment for a long overdue root canal procedure on a bottom front tooth.
Do we have painkillers? she asked, rummaging through a kitchen cabinet. Im going crazy.