Monday, 15 February 2010

Lagana (Λαγάνα)

lagana bread for the start of great lent

... but not today with your lagana!

The start of Great Lent is the only day in the year that lagana (flat bread) is sold in bakeries. Unfortunately, it goes stale quite quickly, so it's best eaten within two, maximum three, days.

Happy Sarakosti everyone!

Here's a picture of Mrs Sarakosti with her seven legs, each one representing one week of the fast. As each week (ie Sunday) passes, one leg is chopped off. This was one of the earliest forms of a calendar used in Greek homes. When only one leg remains, then it's Easter Day.

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