FAQ: Are these bagels?

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What are those bagel-like things that people eat? There are piles of them sold at every corner and every Greek seems to munch at one while briskly walking to work. They are not bagels. They are called koulouria (singular: koulouri; … Continue reading


Fasting the Greek way

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Lent has begun for the Greeks, according to the calendar of the Greek Orthodox Church. Lasting 7 full weeks, without a break, it is by far the longest and strictest fasting period of the Orthodox calendar. Yet, despite the strictness … Continue reading