Easter is a big deal here in Greece, more important than Christmas. From today on the cities will start to empty as people go back to visit their families in villages across the country. As The Orthodox easter is a week after the Catholic one this weekend is when everyone celebrates. If you've ever seen my Big, Fat Greek Wedding then the scene when the Greek girl's family barbeque a whole lamb on their lawn should give you an idea of what is going to happen all across the country this Sunday.
if you grew up thinking of your lamb as a a cutlet cooked in the oven, the sight of a whole skinned lamb (head included) rotating on a spit takes a bit of getting used to. (See this link if you wish to try this at home). Still, take it from me, it is delicious. The hilarious thing is that whenever I've taken part in the cooking process (basically, you take turns in turning the spit) I've noticed that the guys spend most of the day drinking and nibbling on dips, snacks etc so that by the time the meat is actually ready nobody is that hungry anymore. Not that stops people eating like there is no tomorrow.Me included.