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Tsiknopempti – A fest of smell and meat

Tsiknopempti

A fest of smell;
and meat

Blog posts have a problem.
We cannot smell them.
And the main point today, is the smell.

Tsiknopempti.

A weird word indeed.
It comes from the word Tsikna which means in Greek the nice smell of grilling meat, and the word Pempti which means Thursday in Greek.
Tsiknopempti is celebrated 11 days before Clean Monday.
Is a fest of smell and meat, a game of meat and smell.

Pork stakes
Sausages
Lamb chops
Kokoretsi
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In that Thursday afternoon Greeks are grilling all kind of meats. Pork steaks and pork chops, juicy sausages, lamb chops and of course kokoretsi.

Greek salad, Olive oil, Kalamata olives and tzatziki do not missing the opportunity and are present.

A lot of red wine accompanies the meats.

The fest goes until late night. And what about Friday morning?

Oh boy.. That’s a very hard time!

Are you landing in Greece this week?

Don’t miss the opportunity! Visit any grill house and you won’t regret it.

And be proactive, book table early…

What if you stay home? Call your Greek friends, and ask them what Tsiknopempti is.

And you’ll be welcome to enjoy that night with them.

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And if you want to see how Greek are using BBQ during the summer, read our Summer BBQ Greek menu ideas article.

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