Sweet Wheat Berry and Nut Pilaf


Preparation info
  • Serves

    12 to 20

    • Difficulty


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By Aglaia Kremezi

Published 2014

  • About

Some scholars say that kollyva was the Christian, vegetarian version of sacrificial food, a replacement for the pagan custom of slaughtering animals to please the gods. Others will tell you that kollyva is the continuation of polysporia, the mixture of grains symbolically offered by ancient Greeks to some of their gods, especially Demeter, goddess of agriculture.

Up until recently kollyva was strictly prepared at solemn occasions to commemorate the passin