Sarakosti / Greek Lenten Calendar

SARAKOSTI / GREEK LENTEN CALENDAR   In Greece we call this 40 day lenten period Sarakosti which is exactly what the word means in Greek – 40 days. The Great Lent starts on Clean Monday and ends on Holy Saturday, after midnight. For the Orthodox Christians this is a time of going to church, fasting from foods that contain ...


A traditional, creamy, smooth and absolutely delicious Taramasalata recipe. This traditional Greek dip is made from fish roe, olive oil, lemon juice, grated onions and bread. Usually served as a meze with a lot of pita or lagana bread.
In Greece taramosalata is more frquently consumed during periods of fasting, especially On Clean Monday which is the first day of Lent in Eastern, Orthodox and Catholic churches.