Athens Insider Summer 2021

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Food & Drink

How to Master the Greek Easter Basics

Rita Wilson famously described Greek Easter with the words, “We don’t do bunnies. We don’t do pastels. We do lamb, sweet cookies, and deep red.” This Easter, use the “gift” of lockdown over-time to try your hand at replicating your own perfectly-braided Koulorakia biscuits - the staple of Greek bakeries everywhere - and give our fool-proo...

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Be an Easter Angel with these magical Gourmet Greek Gift Hampers

Food is – and always will be – an emotional affair. That’s why we’re all over these delectable Greek foodie hampers from A Magic Cabinet, with clever themes that capture all the right feels. This Easter, choose from “I feel like breakfast in bed”; “I feel like a Greek Islander”; “I Feel Like Eating Pasta All Day” – and at least a dozen mo...

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How to do Lent in Greece

With so many Lenten treats on offer, the 40-day pre-Easter abstinence feels more like indulgence than penance. Here’s Athens Insider’s guide to navigating Lenten dos and don’ts!   For Greeks, even fasting is all about food! In fact, it reflects the rich culinary repertoire of the country, relying heavily on seasonal ve...

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Two Classic Greek Christmas Sweets

It’s not Christmas in Greece until the zacharoplasteia start piling mounds of melomakarona and kourabiedes. And it cleaves Greek society into two clans: those who prefer the crunchy intensity of melomakarona and those who swear by the ethereal, melt in the mouth, buttery bite of a kourabie. By Diana Farr Louis More traditional...

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