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10 Gifts for the Greek Cook and Entertainer

If you're Greek, I don't even have to ask you if you have someone in your life who's an avid cook. It's kind of in the DNA, am I right? Greeks generally LOVE to cook and have company over. Food, family and friends are the cornerstone of the culture in many ways. Here are some gift ideas to keep the Greek cook in your life happy and busy!

Never mixed, blended or adulterated, 100% Greek Single origin extra virgin olive oil from the Lakonia region of Greece. Do you know someone who cannot be without olive oil, even at work? (*Raises hand - "Me!"*) I have been known to keep a small bottle in the kitchen at work for salads and whatever else I need. This is a nice little sampler for the EVOO lover in your life. 

The Tears of Chios! Natural mastiha is a resin used in cooking, perfumery, medicine and cosmetics. It's frequently used in the Greek kitchen to flavor breads, pastries and cookies.

This is a great all-purpose Greek seasoning for the Greek cook! Made in small batches, this will bring the Mediterranean to your kitchen. 

Authentic Greek saffron grown in the famous Greek saffron town of Kozani. This beautiful and storied spice is used in rice dishes, chicken dishes and vegetables dishes, as well as some seafood dishes.

This certified organic tea is loaded with antioxidants and polyphenols. Greek mountain tea is a famous folk remedy said to provide numerous health benefits. A delicious and soothing herbal tea!

These are just fun! Use them as cupcake toppers, party food decorations, or for hors d'oeuvre. 

Know someone who is planning a New Year's Eve bash? Here are some elegant champagne flutes to help get the party started. Each glass holds 7 oz. of bubbly. 

This is listed as a Greek yogurt maker, but it's really more for straining homemade yogurt and making it thicker, like Greek yogurt. Comes with a stainless steel strainer and recipe book. 

A kicky and bright mati tablecloth to spruce up a kitchen or dining room table! Machine-washable and easy care, this is a fun and modern take on a very old motif!

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Even seasoned cooks like to try something new now and then. Give the gift of inspiration with a great new cookbook to help your favorite Greek cook add to their repertoire! 

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