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melekounia Rodou

μελεκούνι Ρόδου

A chewy sweet made with honey, toasted sesame seeds, rosewater and spices, with a whole almond in the centre of each piece, a bit like a deluxe pasteli. Melekounia are made on Rhodes on the day before a wedding: the sesame seeds symbolize fertility, the honey the sweetness of love.

Text © Dana Facaros

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