Traditions

Christmas Spritz Bredele recipe

Spritz Bredele Christmas cookies are popular in the North East of France (Alsace-Lorraine) and in neighbouring areas of Germany. Their origins have been traced to the XIVth century in cities and villages situated along the Rhine river. You’ll find hundreds… Read More ›

Oktoberfest

October is upon us. It is the month to celebrate beer and sausage in style, and to enjoy an Oktoberfest. Did you know that, in the past, a frankfurter sausage was synonym of luxury? Think about it… next time you… Read More ›

Philotimo or The Greek Secret

This morning, my Greek husband kindly shared this short movie with me. 15 mn well worth watching. It’s about values and how one Greek word, φιλότιμο/philotimo (literally love of honor/friend of honor), has inspired – and still inspires – successful… Read More ›

Easter in Kerkyra (Corfu)

Easter is just a couple of days away. We could have written a post about Easter eggs, about Catholic versus Orthodox Easter (on the same day this year) or about Tsoureki (a traditional sweet Easter bread) But…. 1/ We’ll prepare… Read More ›