Love and Almonds

Candied almonds, which are popular in Portugal during Easter, were used to celebrate weddings in Roman times. Perhaps this Roman custom was inspired by a Greek legend about almonds as a symbol of love. Here’s the story. Demophon, the king of Athens, visits Thrace where he falls in love with a princess called Phyllis. Demophon […]

via Love and almonds — Salt of Portugal

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