About Break-the-Plate

Breaking plates or “plate smashing” is a traditional Greek folk custom. It is believed to be derived from the ancient ritual of “killing” plates in times of mourning as methods of dealing with loss. Breaking plaster plates was later used as a form of celebration in weddings or parties in the Greek culture. Although plate smashing was later banned in Greece, you still may see it occasionally at friend’s gatherings, weddings, restaurants and clubs.

To me, breaking plates symbolizes the three things I love the most: food, social gatherings, and travel. My Greek heritage also plays a huge part in the name! It was actually a trip to the island of Mykonos, Greece several summers ago that inspired me to attend culinary school and triggered my foodie mindset.

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8 thoughts on “About Break-the-Plate”

  1. Ian Quick said:

    What a cutie!!!

  2. Nancy Stoltenberg said:

    Love your blog, Brooke!! very inspiring!

  3. Andrew Tebsherani said:

    Nice Blog! You have a follower. 🙂

  4. Love your blog. Your photography is also impressive!

    • Thank you! This is something I am still trying to get the hang of. Sometimes pictures don’t do the food justice. Hopefully, a few months from now my plating and photos will improve.

  5. melissa jean said:

    This is so neat!! Enjoyed reading it!! ❤ great job!!

  6. Bryandschafer@yahoo.com said:

    What a wonderful site and tribute to your Greek heritage. I enjoy your playful sense of writing as well!

    We are excited to see more posts in the future, xoxo

    C + B

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