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How Kourabiedes and Melomakarona Got their Names

Melomakarona and kourabiedes are two words which, for Greek people, embody Christmas itself. They bring to mind the sweetness of the holiday season, both...

The Etymological Roots of Melomakarona and Kourambiedes

Melomakarona and kourambiedes are two Greek desserts that scream Christmas. Dimitris Stathakopoulos, professor of historical sociology at Panteion University, in Athens, gathered data and...

Two Οriginal Recipes for the Best Kourabiedes and Melomakarona

Christmas is almost here, and as with most religious holidays celebrated in Greece, food is a central aspect of the festive days. There are two...

New Year’s Eve Forecast: Icing Sugar ‘Warnings’

“It was December 31, the last day of the year. Cheerful pedestrians were marching hastily on snow-covered roads carrying colorful wrapped gifts... But no...

5 Must Taste Greek Christmas Recipes

Christmas in Greece is not as religiously oriented as Easter, but it includes a two-week holiday, with children away from school, exchanging of presents...

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