Feasting on Flames – Smoky Thursday in Greece

Tsiknopempti (Smoky Thursday)

Smoky Thursday, or as the Greeks call it, Tsiknopempti, is the day when Greece turns into a meat eater’s paradise, and the air is rich with the aroma of grilled meat. The word Tsiknopempti comes from the Greek word, tsikna, meaning smoky, and pempti, meaning Thursday. Tsiknopempti marks its spot on the Greek Orthodox calendar […]

Its January 2018. Let them eat cake!

Cake is THE food item that cannot be missed at the end of the year in Greece. The New Year is a wonderful time to reflect on the past and set goals for the year ahead. Traditions, resolutions and emotions are abundant. It’s this time of year that in homes of Greeks, both in the […]