Look familiar? If you’re Greek, had the pleasure of being invited to Greek Easter by friends or eaten at a good taverna, these side-by-side spits of lamb and kokoretsi are staples.
What is kokoretsi? Don’t ask and just try it. Seriously. I also recommend sampling it more than once because everyone prepares it differently.
Though I and many Greeks in my life do not like lamb that much, there’s something nice about the men taking turns at the spit and getting drunk over conversation, while children play and women gossip busy themselves in the kitchen. Nowadays, however, nearly everyone has an electric device, people pick at food all day and serving the lamb is somewhat anti-climatic. Krima.
It shan’t be long now!
Greek Easter for Greek-Americans
This is his Greek Easter “vlog.” To me, the funniest part is his imitation of the way Americans pronounce Greek words, and I’m not ashamed to admit I sounded like that 13 years ago. Hey, we all have to start somewhere. *Warning: Only those with a sense a humor should watch the video.
Also, should you ever play τσούγκρισμα with the Archbishop, let him win or be quick to apologize and give him your winning egg if you crack his. I speak from first-hand experience.
Kalo Pascha, Xronia Polla and Christos Anesti!
“Death and resurrection: Paschal journey, life journey”
“Kokoretsi, heart of the Easter menu” — Kathimerini
“Easter in Athens”
“Sellers reap 400 percent profit on ‘Greek’ lambs from FYROM” (article removed)
“Easter of the Greeks” – Kathimerini