Roasted pork is a favorite for the festive days of Christmas and New Years Day here in Greece. Roasted with rosemary in this traditional Greek way makes it an ideal main course for these festive days.
Melomakárona is the name of our traditional Greek Christmas cookies. They go back in time, in Ancient Greece, when they were usually served after a funeral. But those cookies were made without honey, whereas the ones we eat today are dropped for a few seconds in a syrup made with honey. Thus the first part of the word “melo” deriving from the word “méli” meaning honey in Greek.