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glyko tou koutaliou

γλυκό του κουταλιού

Quince and cherry spoon sweets

Spoon sweets. Preserved whole fruits, or their peels, or unripe nuts or rose petals (or even vegetables such as carrots, gigantes, cherry tomatoes) that are slow cooked in sugar and water.

They are as a classic symbol of hospitality, served on a small dish with a spoon, a glass of cold water, a coffee and often a small glass of ouzo or raki.

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by KolevskA, Creative Commons License