Greece has many wonderful (and sometimes strange!) cultural traditions, many of which come from the Greek Orthodox Church.

This faction of Christianity represents 90% of the Greek population, and therefore a lot of religious practices from this faith become cultural, traditional practices in Greece. This Greek recipe for Fanouropita (or Phanouropita) is one that has moved from religious practice to culinary practice, at least for me!

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Think that ‘going for a coffee’ must be a pretty universal experience the world over? Think again!

Greek coffee culture isn’t so much to do with the type of coffee (I’ll get to that!), but with the cultural role coffee plays. Unlike the commonality of ‘takeaway’ coffees here in the UK, coffee plays a crucial role in Greek social life.

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Thank you for stopping by, on this, the first ever fooodlove blog post! This site is all about making Greek and Mediterranean food approachable, exciting and easy.

My readers have said in the past that they like the fooodlove format; the way I prioritise the recipe, not the food story. That’s why I decided to keep the ‘chatty’, storytelling side of the site separate. That’s what this blog is for - storytelling! It’s a place where I can share my food, my heritage and my history, and hopefully hear from you too!

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