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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Greek habits

My name is Antony and I'm from Thessaloniki, Greece. We like to have people over for lunch on the weekends and they usually arrive around 2pm. We often have people over to eat, but sometimes when we invite a lot of people to a restaurant, for a family gathering, for example.

When we cook at home, however, it is an informal occasion and people come with gifts such as a bottle of wine, flowers or sweets. In the meal sometimes people drink wine, retsina, ouzo or coca cola and they often eat beef, rice, chips or grilled fish. The best greek food is kokinisto me rizi (κοκκινιστο με ρυζι) and the best dessert is galaktoboureko (γαλακτομπουρεκο).