Yes! I am trying to brush up on my Greek, as I plan to go to Greece in the summer. Using Pimsleur so that I can practice speaking anytime I get the chance. I also try to watch Greek movies and shows when I can.
I agree! I love koulourakia, as well! This is great anytime of the year, but there is something special about eating it this time of year. I am not sure, but I think my family uses orange zest around Christmas to give it a different flavor.
This is great, I like to imagine that my family in Greece had memories like this when Christmas came around. I'd go for the triangle too if I were there! So, people used to go around door to door and sing this song?
I did when I went, it was worth it. I am not sure I would take that approach again, though. If I could find a way to get in there on my own schedule, I think I'd prefer that. The tour was worth it at the time.
I think a great way to avoid crowds on an island like Kefalonia, but still see everything we want, is to travel at the "off peak" times within the tourist season. May, September, and October are my favorite months to visit Greece.
So, my mother would make this cookie called the Mandola (almost cookie). It is from her side I think I might have Kefalonian roots. Anyway, when I was in Kefalonia a long time ago, I seem to recall the cookie was all over the island. I didn't make the connection at the time that this could be...