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The Story of OXI Day

The Story of OXI Day

OXI Day, also known as “Ochi Day” or “Anniversary of the No,” is a national holiday in Greece that commemorates the country’s resistance to Axis forces during World War II. The day is celebrated on October 28th every year and holds significant historical and cultural importance for the Greek people. The story of OXI Day

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The easiest Tsoureki recipe to make Greek Easter Bread

The easiest Tsoureki recipe to make Greek Easter Bread

If you’ve ever visited Greece, you’ve probably noticed the beautifully braided bread displayed in bakeries and markets. These bread are known as Tsoureki but we also call it Greek Easter Bread. Tsoureki is a sweet braided bread that is traditionally made during Easter or holidays but can be enjoyed year-round. It is usually flavored with

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Let’s Bake Melomakarona – The ultimate Greek Christmas cookie!

Let’s Bake Melomakarona – The ultimate Greek Christmas cookie!

While we make Melomakarona all year around at Select Bakery, around Christmas we make triple batches! It is a truly a special time, as the smells of cinnamon, orange, and honey waft through the kitchen all day long. The Greek word melomakarona is pronounced meh-loh-mah-kah-roh-nah and comes from the word “meli”, which means honey in

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Greek Orthodox Easter Traditions Chapter 1

Greek Orthodox Easter Traditions Chapter 1

Easter to Greeks is considered to be the most important holiday of all the Greek traditional holidays. With so many customs, traditions and a direct tie to specific foods. Many Greeks will be counting down the days until Pascha (Easter) and looking forward to spending this special feast with their family and friends. First and

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The top desserts of Greek Easter

The top desserts of Greek Easter

As Easter approaches, many traditional Greek households will be baking away in preparation for Great Lent and Holy Pascha (Easter). The sweet aromas of moustokouloura, koulourakia and tsourekia will fill these homes once again. Many of us will be looking forward to these delicious baked goods and the traditions that go along with them. Although

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What is Ouzo? Heart and Soul of Greece!

What is Ouzo? Heart and Soul of Greece!

Ouzo is a well-known aperitif from Greece and a staple in every Greek household. It’s known for its clear, silky licorice flavour which pairs well with many appetizers. Nicholas Katsaros and his family opened up the first ouzo distillery in Tyrnavos, 1856. The first ouzo to be made was named Tinarvou and is still considered

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