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The Greek food throughout its history and continuing today is for the Greeks a philosophy, they know that what makes a perfect feast is not just the food but also the good company. Food is nearly always prepared with the tastes of the guests in mind
and the wine carefully chosen.

 

Greek cuisine cuisine of Greece, a typical Mediterranean cuisine, sharing characteristics with the cuisines of Italy, the Balkans, Turkey, and the Levant. Contemporary Greek cookery makes wide use of olive oil, vegetables and herbs, grains and bread, wine, fish, and various meats, including poultry, rabbit and pork. Also important are olives, cheese, aubergine, courgette, and yoghurt. Greek desserts are characterized by the dominant use of nuts and honey.

 

Amomg most delicious Greek dishes are :

 

  • Soulvaki (Pork meat, tzatziki, tomato and onions)
  • Mousakas (Obergines, potatoes, mince meat and besamel sauce)
  • Pastitsio (Macaroni, mince meat, cheese and besamel sauce)
  • Tzatziki (Yogurt, cucumber, garlic, vinegar and olive oil)
  • Skordania (Potatoes, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil)
  • Taramousalata (Cod roe, potatoes, lemon juice and olive oil)
  • Stuffed vegetables (Tomatoes, peppers, courgettes stuffed with rice)
  • Dolmades (Vine leafs stuffed with rice mix)
  • Greek Salad ( Tomatoes, cucumber, peppers, onions, feta cheese, olives, oregano and olive oil)

There is so much variety to choose from with Greek cuisine, that you can always find something new and unique to sample.

Many regions all over Greece serve traditional foods and meals that are unique to those particular regions, and cannot be found anywhere else.