Delicious tastes of "Sarakosti" from every corner of Greece

Greek `Sarakosti`, the Greek Orthodox (Great) Lent got its name from the number forty (40), which equals to the fasting period that Moses on Mount Sinai or the days that Prophet Elijah spent in the desert of Horeb, before they met God. Nevertheless, number 40 was especially formulated after the example of Christ, who fasted for 40 days before begining his public action. The sarakosti period starts on Ash Monday and marks the beginning of the preparation of the body and soul for Easter. Meat consumption, during Lent is not allowed. Place on your table fasten products and flavors like: traditional stuffed vine leaves «Ntolmadakia», smoked octopus, fish roe salad, Aubergine spread, sun dried tomatoes, aubergines pickles, Caper leaves, Lasagne chips and the famous dessert of Lent, the Halva of Drapetsona! Accompany your appetizers with ouzo and raki (grape distillate) and cook the famous traditional fava of Santorini! We recommend that you navigate around Greece and taste the most traditional diet for the fasting period, which reveals the best Greek aromas! Impress everyone with Lenten options both on Ash Monday and throughout the period of Great Lent! Give a special aroma and taste to the most traditional period of the year. Fasting can indeed be a gourmet period! article by www.yolenis.com