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Bayram Greetings From Athens

Last Updated on January 17, 2021 by Nina Ahmedow

Bayramınız mübarek olsun! Happy holidays!

So I’m still in Athens.

Maybe you remember that earlier this year I said I was going to leave. But then COVID-19 happened so those plans got canceled.

I’m trying to see how the pandemic evolves so that I can re-assess my plans. But this gave me the chance to cook some nice Balkan food for bayram/eid.

There’s not really much else I can do here for the holidays anyway. Athens is still the only European capital that doesn’t have a mosque so even if I wanted to attend prayers that wouldn’t be possible.

But during the last few months I have really appreciated cooking different foods as a way to travel.

Cooking has really become a form of travel for me. But when I cook traditional Balkan food it brings me back to my childhood because this is the kind of food I grew up with. And when I veganize those dishes I feel like I am connecting the past to the present and future.

Because we can still enjoy our traditional flavors without the cruelty.

In fact, many cuisines have a ton of vegan dishes or ones that can easily be made vegan. Becoming vegan is not a Western thing and doesn’t mean you can only eat vegan burgers or salads.

In fact, ethnic minorities in Western countries adapt veganism at a higher rate than the majority.

So this Kurban Bayram which is a bit difficult to deal with as a vegan I have happily cooked and eaten vegan dishes.

Eid mubarak! How have your holidays been under COVID-19? And have you tried any vegan dishes?

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