Greece is famous all over the world, not just because of its natural beauty, but also for the treasured Greek concept of ‘filoxenia’. Filoxenia originates from Ancient Greece, where guest and host were treated with the utmost respect and honour. This generosity of spirit has endured – guests in Greece are treated as one of the family, and are welcomed warmly with kind smiles.
Central to filoxenia is food! In Greece, gathering friends, family, and strangers around tables of good food is an expression of gratitude and love.
This is particularly true for mothers, who truly embody the concept of filoxenia. They use meraki – doing something with your heart and soul – to prepare food to nourish the body and the spirit.
In our family- our Jars Meze family- we have decided to share our mother’s delicious food, prepared with meraki, with you! Come to Jars Meze and become part of our family!