Meri Month of May

During the month of May, Kali Orexi ran a social media campaign called the “Meri Month of May.” Meri in Greek means “region.” People often say when talking about food, traditions, anything from their region of Greece << είναι από τα μέρη μας>> (ine apo ta MERI mas) meaning “That’s from our REGION”! 

Each day during the entire month of May, I posted unique regional Greek dishes to the Kali Orexi social media platforms. The dishes were divided into 4 categories and each week I focused on one of the categories. Week 1 I focused on Desserts. Week 2 I focused on Greek pies “pites” and celebrated a Greek Pie Drive! Week 3 we learned about trahana and I shared lots of new recipes with trahana. For Week 4 we shared recipes that include Flour and/or Feta as one of their main ingredients! Some of the recipes were shared by my beautiful Greek-Melbourne co-bloggers; some were shared by members of the Hellenic diaspora around the world; and some were my family recipes. 

It was a celebration of both the incredible depth and breadth of Greek cuisine and the unity of the global Hellenic community.