ASIA MINOR NOSTALGIA

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Feel the longing of the Greek generations raised in Asia Minor for Constantinople, Ionia, Pontus, Byzantium and Anatolia.

7 Items in the box:

  • Icon of Saints Konstantin and Eleni
  • Tomato and aubergine sauce
  • Komboloi - Worry beads
  • Olive Oil with oregano
  • Lucky eye charm
  • Baklava snack
  • Greek lucky eye bracelet

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Box Contents Icon of Saints Konstantin and Eleni, Tomato and aubergine sauce, Komboloi - Worry beads, Olive Oil with oregano, Lucky eye charm, Baklava snack, Greek lucky eye bracelet.

Feel the longing of the Greek generations raised in Asia Minor for Constantinople, Ionia, Pontus, Byzantium and Anatolia.

7 Items in the box:

Icon of Saints Konstantin and Eleni (View Image)
Icons have been part of Orthodox Christianity since the beginning of the church. The term “icon” comes from the Greek word eikona, which means image. More than art, icons are sacred images that have an important spiritual role to aid in worship. Most Orthodox homes have an eastern facing wall with icons. This is an icon of St. Constantine and his mother St. Eleni whose memory is celebrated on May 21st. St. Constantine the Great was the first Roman Emperor to endorse Christianity, moved the capital to the city of Byzantium and renamed it Constantinople. St. Helen, his mother, was born in Asia Minor to parents of humble means. She undertook the hardships of a journey to Jerusalem in search of the Life Creating Cross. Today the Patriarchate in Constantinople is still the seat of the leader of Orthodox Christianity.

Tomato and aubergine sauce (View Image)
Eggplant, the purple wonder so much used in Asia Minor and Politiki cuisine (from Contantinople), blends poetically with the tomato. The sweet taste of the aubergine, all 30% of it, combines with the sun kissed sweetness of the tomatoes for a glorious culinary experience. Enjoy with: bruschetta, gnocchi, pasta, pork, omelet, sandwiches, canapés, dipping sauce, condiment, casserole dishes. Should you feel like cooking traditionally try imam baildi, hunkar begendi and papoutsakia (stuffed eggplant little shoes).

Komboloi - Worry beads (View Image)
Komboloi derives from the Greek words kombos which means “knot” and leo which means “say” as in “in every knot I say a prayer“. Its origins date back to time, when monks began making strands of beads by tying knots on a string at regular intervals in order to say their prayers to God. Worry beads depict the Greek easy-going mentality. Most Asia Minor Greeks carry a komboloi with them at all times. One can hear komboloi’s flips and tricks in a busy kafeneion (café) downtown, where people play with their komboloi in different manners, thus letting go of their stress. Nowadays, the fact that the komboloi keeps your hands occupied, has been promoted as an excellent way to quit smoking.

Olive Oil with oregano (View Image)
Olive Oil, infused with oregano herb aroma. Asia Minor's rich influence of its herbs, spices and style of cooking reflects on the Greek cuisine of today. The wild olive tree is said to have been originated in Asia Minor where it is extremely abundant and grows in thick forests. In Southwestern Eurasia oregano is mostly used for flavoring barbeque and kebab meat. This Olive Oil comes in a 250ml in dorica round glass bottle.

Lucky eye charm (View Image)
In the Greek culture but also the Asia Minor’s culture there is a belief that the Matiasma will cause misfortune or injury. Matiasma means “evil eye” in Greek, and is often shortened to mati which means “eye”. The classic Greek “lucky eye” symbol charm aims to ward off the effects of the Matiasma. People in Southwestern Eurasia also believe in the evil eye’s power and use charms to stay clear of it. Blue charms shaped like eyes worn on a necklace or a bracelet “reflect” the evil.

Baklava snack (View Image)
Baklava, the flakey, nutty, sweet pastry, is best associated with the exotic orient and the spice roads of the east. In Greek, the Baklava family is called siropiasta (syrup based sweets). Treat your friends with this baklava bite, a pure delight with a balanced sweetness. For the ultimate gourmet sweet adventure warm it up in the oven for 5min and have it with a dollop of vanilla or lemon ice-cream!

Greek lucky eye bracelet (View Image)
Celebrate Greek Culture with a Greek lucky eye bracelet in the blue and white colours of the Greek flag.

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ASIA MINOR NOSTALGIA

ASIA MINOR NOSTALGIA

Feel the longing of the Greek generations raised in Asia Minor for Constantinople, Ionia, Pontus, Byzantium and Anatolia.

7 Items in the box:

  • Icon of Saints Konstantin and Eleni
  • Tomato and aubergine sauce
  • Komboloi - Worry beads
  • Olive Oil with oregano
  • Lucky eye charm
  • Baklava snack
  • Greek lucky eye bracelet

Read more about items...

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