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Town of Paramythia in Epirus Bakes Greece's Largest Melomakarono

The town of Paramythia in Greece's Epirus region prepared and baked the largest melomakarono in Greece and probably in the entire world this weekend. Melomakarono is one of Greece's most popular traditional Christmas treats. The massive melomakarono was baked in a...

Melomakarano vs Kourabies: The Titanic Battle of the Greek Christmas Sweets

In Greece, few words spell Christmas better than "kourabies" and "melomakarono", the two seasonal sweets that have most natives asking why they are not made all year round. The question whether one would choose one over the other is like...

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 literally and figuratively. The two traditional Christmas sweets are an integral part of Christmas and New...

Chocolate Dipped Melomakarona Recipe

A spin of the traditional Melomakarona, the chocolate filled Greek Christmas cookies are a great dessert for the holiday meals. In a bowl • WATER 17 fl oz , 500ml • SUGAR 3lb , 800gr • HONEY 5 fl oz, 150ml • 1 CINNAMON...

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 determined the etymological roots of the two words. Qurabiya in Azeri, Kurabiye in Turkish and kourambiedes...

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 traditional deserts that are prevalent in Greek homes during these days: the almond based kourabiedes and the...

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 one paid attention to the young, poor girl who was trying to sell matches on...

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 between loved ones, sweets and various dishes of supreme taste enhancing the festive mood, and...