The dish of the day and traditional gourmet custom Evangelism every March 25 is the cod with garlic sauce with a variety of recipes!! Why and how this custom was established;……
The history of cod
cod, the most famous fish in the world, that changed the food map of Europe, He became known in the mid-15th century! The Portuguese call him "faithful friend", Basques' fish of the mountain ", Spaniards opened shops with the sign "house of cod" (where even today only sell this wonderful salted fish), Cretans call it "ftochogianni" and all the inhabitants of the Mediterranean, although the fish was of poor kitchen, worship and consume in large quantities.
And this favor which happens is explicable: potted salt, kept unchanged for months without losing at least the wonderful flavor and nutritional value. And yet may well get to our table the location of the first or main dish, be fried or soup and turned into puddings and pies.
History, those in Greece were sending large amounts of cod was the English, who exchanged the raisins.
But why eat cod every March 25;
Inside the Lent fasting, the Church allowed there are some exceptions where you may eat and fish. One of these festivals is the Annunciation traditionally customary on that day to eat cod with garlic sauce and the other is the Palm Sunday.
Old who lived near the sea had no problem eating fresh fish but for those living in remote villages was a problem because then there were no means to transport fresh fish to distant sites. When he was introduced cod, many years ago, it was ideal, not only for these cases and for all time because it was cheap fish that can be kept outside the refrigerator using salt.
And we finally in Greece because we eat cod;;;;
Why cod; The reasons established haddock table of March 25 was purely economic and practical.
In mainland, not washed by the sea, residents could not be supplied fresh fish as easily as could the islands and coastal areas. So salted cod, which could be kept unrefrigerated, It was the best solution.
Furthermore, cheap price made him highly accessible to all, which skyrocketed to popularity. So, the salted cod was the most convenient and economical solution for the numerous believers, που τον έβρισκαν ακόμα και στα πιο μικρά μπακάλικα. Εκτός από τηγανητό σε πολλές περιοχές τον έφτιαχναν και κοκκινιστό με χόρτα και σκορδαλιά.