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Published: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:29:06 +0000

 



It's All Greek: 20 Classic Recipes You'll Love

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

These are the iconic Greek dishes that Greek food enthusiasts know and love. A great way to sample a variety of the fabulous flavors of traditional Greek cooking.



Greek Moussaka Recipe

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

A classic Greek Moussaka recipe made by layering eggplant with a spiced meat filling and topping it off with a delicious creamy bechamel sauce which is baked to golden perfection.



The Best Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie With...

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

A delicious phyllo pie made with spinach and feta cheese, Spanakopita is a classic Greek favorite that will work as an appetizer, side dish or even a light lunch or dinner.



All about Ouzo: The Spirit of Greece

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Greek Ouzo - All About Greek Ouzo's Origin, Taste, Serving Suggestions,and Culture



How to Prepare Homemade Phyllo Dough

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Phyllo dough is easy to make, and the difference in taste when using it to make sweet and savory pies (pitas) is worth learning how.



How to Make Classic Greek Tzatziki Sauce

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Cool and creamy this tangy cucumber dip flavored with garlic is the perfect compliment to grilled meat and vegetables. Serve with plenty of pita triangles for dipping.



Greek Food - Search Results

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Having trouble? Here are some helpful suggestions: Check your spelling. Avoid punctuation, and make sure



25 Must-Try Greek Recipes

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

From simple grilled foods and vegetable dishes to rich layered casseroles and delicate pastries, Greek food is a wonderful mix of dishes that appeal to all tastes. The traditions of healthy country cooking have been expanded over the centuries, and today, Greece is famous for a diverse range of family meals, holiday foods, and elaborate presentation dishes.



12 Fabulous Ways to Use Feta

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Probably best known as the crowning touch to a Greek salad, feta cheese is wonderfully versatile and can be used in many different ways in a variety of dishes.



How to Make Greek Coffee

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Learn how to make Greek coffee in easy steps with photos. Greek coffee is brewed thick and the grounds are poured into the cup along with the coffee. These steps will help you make the perfect cup to serve with pastries and desserts, or simply with a glass of cold water.



The Art of Greek Baklava: Layers Upon Layers of...

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Baklava is made in every region of Greece (and throughout the Middle East) and, as a dish that requires some time and expense to make, it is generally reserved for special occasions. Learn more about baklava and its many variations.



Try Pastitsio: Baked Pasta with Meat and...

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Pastitsio consists of luscious layers of seasoned ground beef, pasta, and a creamy bechamel sauce baked to perfection. This is Greek comfort food at its finest.



A Flavorful Blast from the Past: Recipes of...

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

To get a taste of ancient Greece, here are links to recipes that reflect both ingredients and cooking techniques of ancient times.



Start with Fresh Grape Leaves

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

If you have access to grapevines – in a vineyard, on a grape arbor, or growing wild – you have a treasure trove of taste at hand! Learn how to use them fresh from the vine or store them for future use.



A Full List of the Various Foods Enjoyed by...

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Ancient Greek foods were similar to the foods we know today, except that the variety was limited. Learn about ancient Greek foods.



OPA! Let's Talk About Ouzo

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

The icon ozuo, what can be said to be the national dink of Greece. What is ouzo and how to make it?



10 Quick and Easy Greek Appetizers

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

A selection of quick and easy appetizers and mezethes to serve to unexpected guests, or when other food plans fall through. Hot and cold dishes to create a festive and welcoming atmosphere.



How to Roast a Whole Lamb on the Spit

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Ted Christou shares his recipe and technique for spit-roasting a whole lamb with photos and step-by-step instructions.



Marmalatha Kythoni: Homemade Sweet Quince Jam

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Because quinces have a high content of pectin, this jam is easy to make, with quinces, sugar, and a little lemon juice. Serve this as jam, or as a condiment with lamb and pork roasts.



10 Great Greek Food Recipes for Beginners

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Learning to cook the foods we eat in Greece is as much about learning the way we eat (several small dishes can make a meal) as it is about the recipes. Here are my suggestions for where to start.



A Beginner's Guide to Making Phyllo Pastries...

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

The light flaky pastry used to make some of Greece's most famous desserts and savory pies is often thought to be



Make Yemista: Stuffed Tomatoes with Rice and...

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

The quintessential summer food, this recipe for stuffed tomatoes with rice and ground beef is ideal for summer entertaining. Make them the day ahead and simply reheat for serving.



Classic, Restaurant-Quality Greek Egg-Lemon...

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Chicken Soup Avgolemono is perhaps the most iconic of all Greek soups. It’s on the menu at every Greek restaurant or diner and you’ll find it as the first course at most Greek holiday celebrations.



5 Ways to Cure Your Own Olives

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Greek olives are known the world over for their variety, flavors, and colors. Learn about the methods of home curing.



How To Defrost and Prepare Frozen Squid...

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Frozen squid is much more readily available than fresh in many markets. Here's what you need to know about defrosting and preparing frozen squid for cooking.



Make Delicious Revani: Greek Semolina Cake with...

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

A moist and flavorful semolina cake with a sweet syrup flavored with orange zest. This recipe for Revani (also spelled Ravani) is sure to please your dessert lovers.



Make Dolmathakia: Stuffed Grape Leaves with...

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Tender grape leaves are used to wrap little parcels stuffed with rice, pine nuts, and fresh herbs. A great vegetarian appetizer, these can be served cold or at room temperature.



Eating Like An Ancient Greek

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

What dud the ancient Greeks ate? Learn some of their daily eating habits. Learn to eat like an ancient Greek.



Turn Ordinary Sugar Into Real Confectioner's...

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Whether you run out, or just need a cup or two, making confectioner's sugar is a simple matter in the blender.



Make Decadent Galaktoboureko: Greek Custard Pie...

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Impossible to resist, this custard pie called Galaktoboureko is one of the all-time favorite Greek desserts. A creamy custard filling is baked in flaky phyllo dough and then bathed in a delicious syrup.



3-Minute Recipe for Delicious Fried Halloumi...

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Halloumi is a fabulous cheese from Cyprus and a favorite in Greek cooking. A quick and easy recipe for fried halloumi.



Dolmathakia me Kima: Stuffed Grape Leaves with...

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

There are many variations on recipes for dolmathakia (small dolmades), but this is one of my favorites using dill and mint. It calls for ground beef and rice, and can be served with a sauce or without.



Top 10 Greek Recipes Of 2015 So Far

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Covering the top 10 Greek recipes this far of 2014. Learn to make things like tzatziki, moussaka, pastitsio, dolmathes, and more!



Make Greek-Style Lemon Garlic Chicken with...

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Chicken and potatoes baked with lemon, garlic, and oregano. This is an easy recipe that produces fabulous results every time.



Simple Baked Eggplant, Tomato, and Feta with...

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

A fabulous and easy meatless appetizer or main dish of eggplant, tomato, herbs, and feta cheese.



10 Favorite Greek Vegetarian Recipes

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Greek recipes for vegetarians were not developed or adapted from other recipes, but are a traditional part of Greek cuisine. Enjoy these favorites.



Favorite Greek Finger Foods

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Greeks love to sit around a table of small plates of delicious food, sharing the food and good company. Here are some appetizer and mezethes that require no utensils. Just grab and enjoy!



Make Rich, Creamy Rizogalo: Greek Rice Pudding

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Dense and creamy, this Greek rice pudding called Rizogalo (ree-ZOH-gah-loh) is more like a thick custard than a pudding. Flavored with lemon peel and vanilla, it is simply divine.



Meat Sauce for Pasta - Makaronia me Kima

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Pasta with meat sauce in Greece is called Makaronia me Kima (kee-MAH). There are many variations on this traditional recipe with each chef adding their own personal touch. This recipe for Makaronia me Kima is the one enjoyed most by our family.



Make Classic Horiatiko Psomi: Crusty Country...

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

This recipe for traditional Greek country bread produces a dense bread with a thick crust, perfect for sopping up the delicious Greek sauces and dressings.



10 Greek Food Traditions of Christmas

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Christmas is an observance of faith in Greece and, all over the country, tables will be set with foods that have become traditions over the centuries.



Get Healthy with Greek Mountain Tea

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Greek mountain tea is credited with a wide range of health benefits, and most Greek homes have a supply on hand. Made from the medicinal Sideritis plant, Greeks believe that a cup a day has infinitely more benefits than an apple.



An Overview Of The Foods Of Greece

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

An overview of the foods found in Greece. Get a birds eye view of items found in Greece, from olives to saganaki.



Want to Entertain With Ouzo? Here are Some Tips!

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Ouzo is generally served alone or with ice and water, however it is also an ingredient in several cocktails. Here are some cocktail recipes using ouzo. Page 3.



How to Make an Authentic Greek Gyro Sandwich or...

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Make Greek gyro at home without an upright rotisserie grill. This homemade version of pork gyro includes most of the elements that make professionally-made Greek gyros so fabulous.



Unbelievably Simple Pan-Seared Greek Cheese...

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

In Greek: σαγανάκι (pronounced sah-ghah-NAH-kee) Saganaki dishes take their name from the pan in which



Herbs and Spices Used in Greek Cooking

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

The best Greek cooks make wise use of herbs and spices, and experimenting with subtle changes often results in the creation of a new and wonderful variation of an old standard recipe.



Make Tasty Patates sto Fourno: Oven-Roasted...

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

These Greek potatoes are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. The oven-roasted, Greek-style dish is the perfect side to practically any meal.



Make Your Own Grape Must

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Grape must is used in Greek cooking to make puddings, candy, and a grape syrup that is used like maple syrup. Although grape must can be bought, it's easy to make using this ancient recipe, and a fun family project.



Kok: Coke Cream Filled Pastry (Cream Puffs)

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

In Greek: κωκ, pronounced "coke" Kok cream puffs are made by filling two small cake-type cookies with



Eggplant with Tomatoes and Feta Cheese

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

A delicious alternative to the heavier Eggplant Parmesan, this recipe for Eggplant with Tomatoes and Feta makes a wonderful vegetarian entree or side dish.



A Beginner's Guide to Greek Phyllo Pastries:...

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

The light flaky pastry used to make some of Greece's most famous desserts and savory pies is often thought to be



Make Baklava: The Classic Phyllo Pastry with...

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

An all-time favorite Greek pastry that comes in many different varieties. This version includes walnuts and almonds.



Handling Phyllo Dough Sheets

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Phyllo dough sheets, used in creating Greek pastries and filled pies, are delicate, dry out quickly, and can be challenging to use - but there's nothing else quite like them for that perfect, flaky texture. Use these tips to make working with phyllo a breeze.



How to Prepare Horiatiki Salata: Traditional...

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

This classic Greek salad relies heavily on the ripest and most aromatic tomatoes and has become world-popular, a staple in almost any Greek restaurant.



A Meatless Moussaka the Whole Family Will Love

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

A lighter take on classic Greek fare, this Vegetarian Moussaka recipe keeps enough of the traditional flavors to satisfy Greek food fans even without the heavier ground meat sauce.



Quick and Easy Batter-Fried Eggplant Recipe

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

The soda water in the batter is what makes these thinly sliced strips of eggplant so delightful. Quick frying in hot oil keeps the eggplant from getting oil-soaked. Enjoy as a side dish or, with other dishes, as a meze.



10 Greek Recipes for Summer Vegetables

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Greek recipes for summer vegetables may be some of the best and tastiest of all. Here is a selection of recipes featuring a medley of summer vegetables cooked in a variety of ways to please every palate.



Besamel: Basic Greek Bechamel

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

This is the basic recipe for the medium-thick white sauce used in Greek recipes for moussaka, pastitsio. Variations include thick and thin versions used in au gratin dishes, filled pies, croquettes, and other dishes.



Make Crowd-Pleasing Tiropites: Phyllo Cheese...

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Delicious packets of crisp phyllo pastry wrapped around a savory cheese filling. Enjoy these Greek Phyllo Cheese Triangles at your next gathering.



Greek Walnut Cake Recipe

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Karidopita is a moist and flavorful Greek walnut cake that is flavored with cinnamon and bathed in sweet syrup.



Top 12 Greek Recipes for Young Cooks

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

These recipes will introduce your fledgling chef to Greek cooking in a fun way. Folding classic cheese pies, forming cookie twists, and stirring up a scramble with feta cheese are among the skills kids will love to use!



All about Greek Cooking: Ingredients, History,...

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Centuries of culinary and cultural influences have gone into making modern-day Greek foods some of the healthiest and tastiest in the world. Learn about the ingredients, history, and achievements that have brought Greek cooking into the limelight.



Make Phyllo Sheets with a Pasta Machine

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

This is the pasta machine I use to roll out phyllo dough. It's very simple and clamps to a table or work



Top 10 Essential Utensils for the Kitchen in...

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Know someone who's mad for Greek cooking? Here are ten essentials for every Greek cook's kitchen. Whether buying for yourself or as a gift, these are items that should be in every kitchen where Greek foods are being cooked.



Greek Olive Oils

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Here is a breakdown of the popular olive oils of Greece.



No-Fuss Recipe for Horta Vrasta, Boiled Leafy...

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

A delicious and healthy side dish, horta vrasta or boiled greens are a staple in any Greek household.



Your Guide to Greek Orthodox Holidays and Fast...

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Here's an easy to follow calendar of holidays and fast days. There are four main fasting periods, and individual fast days, in the Greek Orthodox faith, and while food is allowed, it is restricted.



6 Easy Greek Sweets

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

These traditional Greek sweet treats are easy to make and are perfect to give as gifts or to satisfy a sweet tooth.



What Ingredients Do I Need to Cook Greek Food?

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

What ingredients are used in recipes for the delicious foods of Greece? You may be surprised to find that you already know most of them and either have them in your kitchen pantry or can find them at your local market.



Greek Apple Cake Recipe

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

A moist and tender apple cake that is the perfect showcase for crisp and delicious apples. Serve this with some ice cream or a drizzle of caramel sauce and enjoy with coffee or tea.



What You Need to Know about Buying and Storing...

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Feta is a very popular cheese used as a table cheese, in pastries, and in cooked dishes. It adds a classic Greek taste to any meal. Let's go shopping for Greek feta and learn how to store it.



The Greek Meze Table

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

The Greek Meze Table - All about the Greek Meze or Appetizer Table



Cooking With Ouzo

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Ouzo, Greece's famous anise flavored liqueur, adds a surprisingly fresh taste when used as an ingredient in recipes for foods ranging from seafood to sweets.



Greek Custard Bougatsa Recipe

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

A favorite Greek street food and snack, this version of bougatsa has a custard filling and is sliced and served warm, sprinkled with confectioner's sugar and cinnamon.



Favorite Greek Desserts and Pastries for the...

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Treat your Holiday guests to an array of Greek desserts and pastries. What better way to sweeten your holiday celebration?



Meze

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

There is a separate custom of serving food in Greece called meze. Not an appetizer, and not an hors d'oeuvre, learn more about the meze (plural mezethes) and how to serve it.



How to Make Delicious Hummus with Tahini in 5...

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

This dip is a delicious appetizer and a favorite with regional differences in this part of the world. It's quick to make, no cooking involved, and it's vegan- and vegetarian-friendly. Chickpeas and tahini are combined with olive oil, lemon juices, spices and herbs.



A Delicious Grilled Pork Souvlaki Recipe

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Souvlaki is part of the Greek experience. By far the most popular “fast” food in Greece, they are relatively inexpensive lunch or dinner.



Your Complete Guide to Common Herbs of Greek...

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Add aroma, taste, and color with herbs. This list include those herbs that are most commonly used in Greek recipes, their English names, Greek alliteration and pronunciation, and the names in Greek.



Tzatziki Recipe | Greek Cucumber Yogurt Dip

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Greek tzatziki is a staple within the foods of Greece. A delicious cucumber yogurt dip, it adds a cool and refreshing flavor boost to many different dishes.



Louisa: Greek Lemon Verbena Herbal Tea

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Louisa, as it is commonly known in Greece, is a popular herbal tea that is believed to help in slimming, as a digestive aid, and for relief of stomach aches.



Whip Up Delicious Melomakarona: Honey Cookies...

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Though the name is hard to pronounce, Melomakarona (meh-loh-mah-KAH-roh-nah) are delicious and not very hard to make. Also known as Finikia (fee-NEE-kya), these are traditionally enjoyed during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday, but you can certainly enjoy them year round.



Greek Potato Salad Recipe

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

This potato salad has a traditional oil-lemon dressing. Delicious, easy, and quick, it brings potatoes to the table in a new way.



Make Flavorful Kota Riganati: Greek Chicken

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Without a doubt, this dish is one of the best-known and beloved recipes in all of Greek cooking. A delicious and easy chicken recipe with the signature flavors of olive oil, lemon, garlic, and oregano.



Sumac

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Some basic facts, uses, origins, and history of sumac (sumaki), a spice used in Greek cuisine. Learn how to recognize, to cook with, and where to buy sumac.



Top Greek Recipes Of 2015

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Okay, 2015 comes to a close. Here are the top Greek recipes of 2015. Have you tried all these recipes?



How to Make Keftethes: A Recipe for Savory...

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Savory Greek meatballs called keftethes can be served as an appetizer or as a main course. Instead of frying, these are baked to make them a little bit healthier.



Before You Buy Greek Olive Oil

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Greek olive oil is the world's finest, and good olive oil is an essential ingredient in Greek cooking. Before you go shopping for Greek olive oil, here are some things to consider.



Greek Moussaka with Potatoes

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Layers of potato slices, cheese, ground meat sauce, and a creamy bechamel topping. An oven-to-table casserole that can be made in large quantities and frozen for later use.



Sardines Baked with Garlic and Oregano

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Sardines are a favorite Greek fish and this easy recipe is a classic, fixed in all parts of Greece. It calls for fresh sardines, garlic, oil, lemon juice, oregano, and seasonings.



How Are Greek Foods Cooked?

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Learn how Greek foods are cooked and the types of dishes generally prepared in traditional Greek cooking.



Classic Greek White Bean Soup with Plum Tomatoes

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

A staple of any Greek household, Fassolatha is a classic white bean soup that is hearty, nutritious, and delicious.



Keeping Your Kitchen Like a Greek

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Things Greek might have in their kitchen. Learn the base for Mediterranean cooking.



Learn to Make Authentic Greek Yogurt Like a Pro

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

This recipe is for full fat sheep or cow's milk yogurt made the traditional way, without a yogurt maker. It's a very simple recipe with two ingredients.



6 Great Places to Buy Greek Food and Ingredient...

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Find authentic Greek food items and ingredients at these online shopping resources. They include online



Greek Sesame Cookies

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

These delicious small sesame cookies can be found all over Greece, in bakeries and at home. They are made without butter and eggs and are traditionally served with coffee, tea, or other non-alcholic beverages.



How Greek Gyro is Made

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

In Greek: γύρο, pronounced YEE-roh ( How to Make Gyro at Home ) Making gyro is a major undertaking, and



Greek Coconut Cake with Syrup

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

A delightful light coconut cake drenched in a scented syrup. The recipe calls for self-rising flour.



Petimezi: Grape Syrup (Grape Molasses)

2016-09-30T11:29:06Z

Petimezi was used during times of war as a high-calorie way to generate body heat. And when sugar was a luxury, it was an economical solution used in baking sweets and breads. Today, this delightful naturally sweet sauce (no sugar added) has many uses.