A nice, hot soup is something we probably like in many countries, during wintertime.  Greece might be not known for its soups, but the traditional avgolemono chicken soup, made by all mothers, grandmothers and since recent years also by fathers and grandfathers, makes in the wintertime a great dish, and at the same time the best medicine for colds, and not only…

 

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Do you also have a sweet tooth, and do you love Greek sweets and desserts?  In Greece, you can find sweets in all sizes and pastry shops on every corner.

Sweets you can buy all over the year, but also very popular during the month of December to give as a gift, when visiting friends or family, are the so-called ‘SIROPIASTA’

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Do you like Greek food? What about cooking a popular Greek dish yourself? Here the recipe for a tasty dish from Greece’s great culinary tradition?

Let’s learn how to cook Greek soutzoukakia

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Which is the most important meal of the day? Of course, it‘s the breakfast 😉
Although most Greeks do not really eat a big Greek breakfast or any breakfast at all, slowly slowly things are changing. More and more hotels in Greece now understand the value of breakfast and more and more Greeks also start discovering how many products they actually have to enjoy the most delicious breakfast.

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Do you also love cheese?
When you visit another country, it is always part of the fun to also explore the local cuisine, or…trying the locally produced cheese.
Often foreigners visiting Greece only have heard of or tasted the Greek “feta cheese”, but today Greece produces a wide variety of cheeses, all of excellent quality. Nearly every region or province in Greece produces its typical cheese.
Greece has a century-old cheese-making tradition, so it will be easy to discover that Greek cheese includes more than just Greek feta. Below we mention some delicious Greek cheeses you should try on your next trip to Greece.
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Greece is known for its delicious food, healthy dishes and lots of salads. One of the dishes you can usually find on the tavern menu, under “salads”, is the “dakos”. It is a traditional salad, from the island of Crete. But do not worry, you can now also find it all over Greece!

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“Énan moussaká, parakaló” This is how Omilo students attending Greek courses in Greece order one of their favorite Greek dishes. When you visit Greece, you will definitely enjoy Greek cuisine and Greek food culture. Moussakas is the symbol of Greek cuisine, a dish you can find in most taverns in any season. Learn its history and try to cook a delicious moussaka, following our recipe.
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“Come on, buy the original loukoumi of Syros”: This is what white-dressed loukoumatzídes (=loukoumi sellers) usually shout when entering the ferry at the port of Syros, while carrying their big baskets with their products.

Omilo students attending a Greek course on the island of Syros usually take the opportunity to taste the traditional sweets of the island: loukoumia and halvadopites.
In the capital Ermoupolis you can see many shops selling these delicacies; you can enjoy those little sweets along with your Greek coffee, or as a small treat with a glass of water.

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Greece might be a “coffee country” and not so known for tea, but did you know that there are different types of Greek herbal teas?
They have plenty of health benefits and are associated with staying at home and keeping warm during the cold winter months, so now we have a perfect chance to learn more about them, and enjoy the Greek herbal teas during the “lockdown Christmas Season”!

Teas are also seen mainly as a pleasant alternative to coffee that tastes nice and soothes the mind and body after a stressful day. Read more

During the month of December Greeks are looking forward to buy, bake, eat or treat the typical Christmas sweets.
One of the typical Christmas cookies you can find in every bakery, patisserie or household, are the “melomakarona”.
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