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Whether you are living in Greece or just visiting, you will quickly notice that food has an important role in Greek society. Greeks consider a meal as quality time with friends and family. It is their way to socialize, to discuss various topics and concerns, to make fun and to offer hospitality. 
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Taramasalata or taramosalata is a Greek appetizer/dip made from tarama, the salted roe (fish eggs) of cod or grey mullet mixed with olive oil, lemon juice, and a base of bread or potatoes.
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Would you like to cook a delicious Greek dish, which is also a great alternative for a Christmas table?
Pork with celery and lemon sauce! (vegetarians can replace the pork with mushrooms )

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Did you ever experience Carnival and Tsiknopempti in Greece? Usually the month of February, is the carnival month! Also in Greece, the carnival season lasts for 3 weeks during which period Greeks really enjoy themselves, organize many parties and eat a lot of meat!
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It’s been over two years since I first visited Kythira. I got to know the olive oil of this beautiful Greek island through a friend in Holland. The moment I tasted it, I wanted more. While I have been to Greece over the last 20 years, I had never visited Kythira. It was early October when I checked the island out on the internet. To my surprise, I read that it was possible to go to Kythira and pick olives right then. Albert and Anita, (also former Omilo-students and the Dutch owners of Fos ke Choros guesthouse**), apparently organized olive picking holidays. I found the idea of a holiday that blended work and pleasure immediately appealing.
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On the first day of the New Year, in many Greek homes,  the new year is welcomed by opening a pomegranate for good luck.
It is also common  to receive  a metal pomegranate ( ‘ρόδι’) with a red ribbon, as a gift,  to bring good luck ( ‘γούρι”) for the new year.
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In winter, also in Greece, everyone’s looking for ways to keep warm! Cooking warm Greek food might be a good idea? In most of your countries the winter and cold last many months, so what could be better than a hot, tasty dish from Greece’s great culinary tradition?

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