Making Melomakarona! Connecting Through Culture During The Holidays


The Holiday Season is a great time to learn about the traditions and culture of yourself and others. Roots & Shoots U.S. National Youth Leadership Council Member, Yanni Pappas, shares how to make Melomakarona. Melomakarona is a traditional Greek honey cookie made during Christmas time. Yanni also touches on how something simple such as food can help us better understand those who are different from us.

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About Author

Yanni is a member of the Roots & Shoots U.S. National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC). As a member of the NYLC, Yanni acts as a youth voice and works to make a positive change in his community — for people, animals and the environment. Yanni is a Senior at Sacred Heart High School in Massachusetts where he is involved in cross country, piano, and the school literary magazine. He has been the president of his school's Roots & Shoots club since 2011.