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December 20, 2007

The Christ Bread and Baklava

On Christmas day the 40 day fast is broken and a great feast is enjoyed. Traditionally, pork was the meat of choice on Christmas day, but now it shares its popularity with lamb on the spit and roast turkey. Probably the most important food in the feast is the christopsomo, the Christ bread. This is a large sweet bread made for the whole family. The crust is engraved and decorated to show the profession of the family. Last but not least, the meal is concluded with that much loved Greek favourite, Baklava.

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