This is a preview of the content in our Greek Food Decoder app. Get the app to:
  • Read offline
  • Remove ads
  • Access all content
  • Build a list of your own favourites
  • Search the contents with full-text search functionality
  • ... and more!
iOS App Store Google Play




A traditional dish made on St Barbara's day (4 December) made with wheat and often tahini, sugar, raisins, almonds, walnuts and pomegranate seeds flavoured with cinnamon, spice, orange and rosewater. It’s distributed in small bowls among friends and neighbours to symbolize good health for the children, but it’s good people eat it other time, especially in winter.

Grandpa Tassos shows how it’s done.

Aegean Islands

Desserts, pastries and sweets



Text © Dana Facaros

Image by kosdc