Feasts and food are an integral part of Greek culture and a way for us Greeks and Philhellenes to come together, for millennia, whether it is for moment of joy or moments of lamentation.
Where there is a diaspora, you can be sure to find age-old traditions, rites, rituals and recipes flourishing in the new homelands.
This year, in Australia, after months in lockdown but now virus free and bursting to enjoy its freedoms, the Greek Community of Melbourne’s ‘Flavours of Greece’ Festival
celebrates both Greek restaurants and the heroes of the Greek War of Independence.
Every month, the festival programme will be hosted at a Greek restaurant for dinner with one of the dishes in the menu being dedicated to a revolutionary hero.
The festival opens July 13 with a Cretan feast at the sold out ‘Philhellene celebrates
Daskalogiannis’. Live Cretan music will be performed by Sifis Tsourdalakis, Paddy
Montgomery and George Ebrahimi Rerakis.