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Diversity of communities,food & culture fair!
- mostly Mediterranean climate
-to the east, the climate is generally drier and windier during the summertime.
-To the west of the Pindus mountain range, the climate is generally wetter and has some maritime features
Major language spoken?
The official language of greece is greek .
spoken by 99% of the population
48% speak english
97% of greek population, celebrate orthodox religion
the rest are mainly Muslims, Roman Catholics and Jewish
The year can be divided into two main seasons
- located in southern Europe
- consists of a large mainland; the peloponnese, and a large number of islands
- 13,676 kilometers of coast line
-The country has 2000 islands where 170 are inhabited
-one of the most mountainous countries of Europe
-Greece is one of the first civilizations in Europe
-The Minoans was one of the earliest civilizations to emerge in the Bronze Age
-later followed by eras like the Mycenaean era, classical era.
- a great figure who led them through many victories in history was alexander the great
the war of independence for Europe is took place from 1821 to until march 25 1829
- to this day, greek history remains a global influence over the way many of us live
dietary food restrictions
No food restrictions in both orthodox Christianity and Greek culture.
However, a lot of fasting is practiced, even 40 days at a time.
March 25- independence day- kleftiko, which is lamb meat basically lamb
August 15- assumption of the Holy virgin
December 25- christmas where fatty foods like pork and turkey with deserts like baklava are served
December 26- glorifying mother of god
Family customs incorporating food
-Greek people don’t like eating alone, usually a big family eats together
-generosity is key when serving food or buying out, usually results in a lot of wasted food
- Turkish coffee is usually the beginning of all mournings
- On Easter women and children dye eggs different colours
Tiropites-phyllo cheese triangles
Horta vrasta- boiled leafy greens
Chicken soup avgolemono
Tzatziki- creamy cucumber- yougurt dip
1 (16 ounce) package phyllo dough
1 pound chopped nuts
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup water
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup honey
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F(175 degrees C). Butter the bottoms and sides of a 9x13 inch pan.
Chop nuts and toss with cinnamon. Set aside. Unroll phyllo dough. Cut whole stack in half to fit pan. Cover phyllo with a dampened cloth to keep from drying out as you work. Place two sheets of dough in pan, butter thoroughly. Repeat until you have 8 sheets layered. Sprinkle 2 - 3 tablespoons of nut mixture on top. Top with two sheets of dough, butter, nuts, layering as you go. The top layer should be about 6 - 8 sheets deep.
Using a sharp knife cut into diamond or square shapes all the way to the bottom of the pan. You may cut into 4 long rows the make diagonal cuts. Bake for about 50 minutes until baklava is golden and crisp.
Make sauce while baklava is baking. Boil sugar and water until sugar is melted. Add vanilla and honey. Simmer for about 20 minutes.
Remove baklava from oven and immediately spoon sauce over it. Let cool. Serve in cupcake papers. This freezes well. Leave it uncovered as it gets soggy if it is wrapped up.
Greek mythology trivia!
Who was the leader of the Greek gods?
What two gods were twin brother and sister?
Zeus and Hera
Athena and Ares
Aphrodite and Hades
Apollo and Artemis
Demeter and Poseidon
Which of the descriptions below best describes the goddess Aphrodite?
Goddess of wisdom and war who was the patron god of Athens
Goddess of love and beauty who was married to Hephaestus
Goddess of agriculture whose symbol was the pig
Goddess of family and marriage who was queen of the gods
Goddess of the hunt whose symbol was the bow and arrow
What powerful god lived in the Underworld rather than on Mount Olympus?
Poseidon is the god of what?
Who is Zeus's wife?
Nearly 80% of Greece is mountainous.
Football, or what Americans call soccer, is the national sport of Greece
he first Olympic Games took place in 776 B.C. The first Olympic champion was a Greek cook named Coroebus who won the sprint race.
Greek has been spoken for more than 3,000 years, making it one of the oldest languages in Europe
The Greeks would sacrifice one hundred bulls to Zeus during each Olympics