Assumption Day

Greek Tuna Salad, Chard Dolmades and Watermelon Granita

Although Easter is Greece’s most important religious holiday, second place without a doubt goes to Assumption Day, celebrated during the season most tourists associate with this sun-kissed land. On August 15th, Catholics, Anglicans and Orthodox Christians celebrate the assumption of Mary into heaven, although the different branches differ in their interpretations of what exactly preceded the… Continue reading Greek Tuna Salad, Chard Dolmades and Watermelon Granita

Easter · Greek Easter

Keftedakia, Tzatziki, Avgolemono Soup, Spanakopita and Walnut Cake

For Orthodox Christians, the biggest holiday of the year, hands-down, is Easter. Orthodox Easter is a highly religious holiday, befitting the solemnity of the miracle it commemorates. No bunnies, no baskets of candy, no pastels: it’s an all-hands-on-deck, church-going, late-night affair. Luckily there’s delicious food to keep everyone going. The Saturday night of Easter weekend is… Continue reading Keftedakia, Tzatziki, Avgolemono Soup, Spanakopita and Walnut Cake