Hellenic Post issues EuroMed stamps that honour Greek Gastronomy

The Hellenic Post (ELTA) last month revealed four EuroMed stamps that pay tribute to Greek culinary heritage.

Every year, Mediterranean countries in the EuroMed Postal Community (EuroMed/PUMed) organise a stamp issue based on a common theme. This year’s joint stamp issue is themed “Traditional Gastronomy in the Mediterranean”.

Representing Greece in this year’s competition: oven-baked lamb and potatoes, moussaka, octopus and spanakopita (wild greens pie).

“Cooked food hails from ancient Greece, with recipes that are both simple and complex… World-renowned moussaka, an emblematic dish of this country, is not found anywhere else in the world as we make it. It is a dish that unites the West with the East,” ELTA said in a press release.

All the countries’ stamps are taking part in an online contest. Click on the link here and vote for the Greek entry! The contest ends on October 13.