These beautiful rusks (crostini-style crackers) come from Vivianna Karamanis of Hellenic Farms. Vivianna sources products from small Greek producers and brings them to a wider audience in the US to help keep these independent businesses alive. In other words, her goals align pretty much perfectly with ours.
YiaYia and Friends is a project designed to re-introduce traditional Greek culture and food to a modern world. In the creators' words:
“Yiayia” (“granny” in Greek) is glorified in a key-storyline as the super-powerful, all-knowing but the also discreet person that she is. Together with her “friends” from both the human and animal kingdom the art of growing, cooking and sharing food, along with everything that is attached to it, is remembered, re-introduced, and re-imagined for generations to come.