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Spoon sweets (γλυκό του κουταλιού)

What is the "Spoon sweets" (γλυκό του κουταλιού 'sweet of the spoon') are popular in Greece and Cyprus, usually served with Greek coffee and a glass of cold water. Most are made of whole fruit, though some kinds are made of pieces or purees. One typically Greek spoon sweet is the snow-white and intensely aromatic vaníllia (βανίλια, [v...a'nilja]) which is not made of vanilla, but of mastic resin, for which the Aegean island of Chios is famous. This is usually served as a spoonful of sweet on a table spoon dropped into a tall glass of ice-cold water and popularly called "βανίλια υποβρύχιο", a "vanilla submarine". It is a thick, white, sweet paste made industrially by beating mastic resin with table sugar. When cold, it has the consistency of hard caramel candy: it is meant to be licked like a lollipop as, at body temperature, it gradually becomes softer and more chewable. The Greek diaspora introduced this treat to other countries as far away as Japan.


Ομιλία Προέδρου Ξ.Ε.Ε.

Ομιλία Προέδρου Ξ.Ε.Ε.

Γιώργου Α. Τσακίρη

Εκδήλωση τίμησης συμμετοχής των πρώτων 100 ξενοδοχείων στο «Ελληνικό πρωινό» και των 17 ξενοδοχειακών ενώσεων.

Αθήνα, 10 Ιουνίου 2013

 


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