It is most likely that the word “kourabies” [kuru for dry and biye for biscuit] originates from Turkey and made its way into the Greek language during the period of the Ottoman rule.
“Kourabies” is a Greek treat that has always sweetened and adorned every festive occasion, taking up a special place at the Christmas table. As a symbol of Greek hospitality, it is also customary to welcome guests into your home by offering them a “kourabies”.
Ιn the past, women would often take part in a silent, unspoken competition in an effort to present the tastiest recipe. This explains the countless number of different versions that can be found today.
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