A Greek Food Experience

Loukoumi's Taverna & Greek Restaurant Blog. The famous across New Yorker's place now shares Greek traditional recipes and health information for the Greek kitchen.

Greek Christmas Traditional Cuisine

Christmas is a very important festival in Greece and traditionally food plays a major role. This is a good chance for families to come together over the decorated table and try Christmas food prepared by the housewife. The traditional Christmas celebration lasts for 13 days, from Christmas Eve until Epiphany on January 6th, the day when the baptism of Jesus Christ is symbolically celebrated.

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For the marinade


8 lamb rib chops (approx. 700g/ 25 oz.)

1/3 of a cup olive oil

1 clove of garlic

1 1/2 tbsp mustard

1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme

1/2 tsp dried oregano

1 tbsp fresh chopped rosemary (optional)

zest of 1 lemon

3-4 peppercorns

For the potatoes


4 medium sized potatoes, cut into wedges

1 large clove of garlic, minced

50ml olive oil (1/4 of a cup)

80ml water (1/3 of a cup)

1 tsp dried oregano

juice of 1 lemon

1/2 tsp semolina

salt and freshly ground pepper


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Loukoumi is the child of Chef/Owner Kostas Avlonitis, who is credited with opening one of the first Greek restaurants in New York City.