Kok pronounced like “coq” or the smaller, mini ones which are called kokakia (pr. coqakia) are small sponge cookies which after being wet with syrup, are filled with a vanilla pastry cream and then the top sponge is covered with a chocolate ganache.
In Part I, of my post regarding Nafplion, you can read about the history which lead to making Nafplion the first capital of Greece and a tour from one side of the port to the other, which ends at the Promenade and a reference to Acnonafplia, with lots of pictures of the port and Bourtzi….
Today is a special day as it is the 50th Anniversary of the Cyprus Republic. You will find a short history on Cyprus at the end of the post. Kolokythoanthoi or Ath(th)i, as they are called in Cyprus, pronounced with a thick “th”, are the blossoms of the courgettes (zucchini). The zucchini blossom flowers…
Battered Bakaliaros (salted cod), in Greek “μπακαλιάρος”, is the traditional food we eat in Greece on the 25th of March.