More intense and decadent in their syrupy glory, more intriguing with their combination of flavors, textures and spices, melomakarona are the Christmas treats after our heart.
A beloved and classic Greek dish with roots from Smyrna, like Effie herself. It's a dish that's pure comfort, with an aromatic kick; because of the garlic and cumin.
It's a well established truth that chicken soup, a dish prominent in so many cultures, is a balsam for most emotional and physical ails. In Greece chicken soup is married to a sauce, or thickening technique, that has become popular in all places reached by the Greek diaspora: avgolemono, or egg and lemon.