The name Kourabies has its roots in the words kuru, which means dry, and biye, which means biscuit. It is most likely that this name originated from Turkey and made its way into the Greek language during the period of Ottoman rule.
Kourabies is considered to be a traditional Greek treat and a classic among all Greek home-baked goodies. It has rightfully earned the title of “happy treat” as it is always there to adorn and sweeten every joyous occasion, social gathering and holiday celebration.
Many regions claim the origin of the recipe and every place has its own version, which it proudly passes on from generation to generation. This explains the countless number of versions that can be found today in different parts of Greece.
Our culinary journey through Greece in search of the recipe that would form the basis of our own, inevitably led us to the port of Kavala. Many consider the recipe from Kavala to be the “authentic” one and it is certainly the most famous and widespread of all.
Kavala is one of Greece’s most picturesque cities. Its unique character and spectacular location, built amphitheatrically on the slopes of the Symvolo mountain range in northern Greece, make it one of the most beautiful cities in the country, and a bustling harbour that unites the East with the West, Europe with Asia.
Its cultural and gastronomic identity has always been highly praised. References to the city go far back to the prehistoric period, culminating in the Homeric narrations, and continue to the present day.
The city’s fascinating and diverse cuisine has been enriched with elements introduced by Greeks arriving in the area from the regions of the Black Sea, Cappadocia, and the western coastal cities of Asia Minor.
Our aim was to enliven the original recipe while staying true to tradition, adding our very own touches. In addition to the classic vanilla Kourabies, we offer three more flavours: Greek coffee, anise, and cinnamon, each with a distinctive personality of its own.