Published: Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:24:42 +0000
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZThese are the iconic Greek dishes that Greek food enthusiasts know and love. A great way to sample the fabulous flavors of traditional Greek cooking.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZA 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.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZA 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.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZLearn all about the Greek alcoholic beverage, ouzo. Here's you'll find details on its origin, taste, serving suggestions and culture.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZBecause 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.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZPhyllo dough is easy to make, and the difference in taste when using it to make sweet and savory pies (pitas) is worth learning how.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZFrom 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.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZHaving trouble? Here are some helpful suggestions: Check your spelling. Avoid punctuation, and make sure
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZPastitsio 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.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZProbably best known as the crowning touch to a Greek salad, feta cheese is so versatile and can be used in many different ways in a variety of dishes.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZCool 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.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZChicken 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.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZTo get a taste of ancient Greece, here are links to recipes that reflect both ingredients and cooking techniques of ancient times.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZThe light flaky pastry used to make some of Greece's most famous desserts and savory pies is often thought to be
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZLearn 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.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZAncient Greek foods were similar to the foods we know today, except that the variety was limited. Learn about ancient Greek foods.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZBaklava 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.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZThe icon ozuo, what can be said to be the national dink of Greece. What is ouzo and how to make it?
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZGreek olives are known the world over for their variety, flavors, and colors. Learn various methods of home curing.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZA 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.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZTed Christou shares his recipe and technique for spit-roasting a whole lamb with photos and step-by-step instructions.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZFrozen squid is much more readily available than fresh in many markets. Here's what you need to know about defrosting and preparing it for cooking.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZA 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.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZLearning 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.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZTender 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.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZWhether you run out, or just need a cup or two, making confectioner's sugar is a simple matter in the blender.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZIf you have access to grapevines in a vineyard, on a grape arbor, or growing wild, you have a treasure trove! Learn how you can use and store them.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZChristmas 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.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZCovering the top 10 Greek recipes this far of 2014. Learn to make things like tzatziki, moussaka, pastitsio, dolmathes, and more!
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZDense 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.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZGreek recipes for vegetarians were not developed or adapted from other recipes, but are a traditional part of Greek cuisine. Enjoy these favorites.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZImpossible 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.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZWhat did the ancient Greeks eat? Learn about typical ancient Greek foods and some of their daily eating habits.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZThere 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.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZThe 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.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZThis recipe for traditional Greek country bread produces a dense bread with a thick crust, perfect for sopping up the delicious Greek sauces and dressings.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZPasta 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.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZHalloumi is a fabulous cheese from Cyprus and a favorite in Greek cooking. A quick and easy recipe for fried halloumi.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZChicken and potatoes baked with lemon, garlic, and oregano. This is an easy recipe that produces fabulous results every time.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZEaster is the most important religious observance of the Greek Orthodox faith, and both before and after the Resurrection, traditions include food.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZDelicious packets of crisp phyllo pastry wrapped around a savory cheese filling. Enjoy these Greek Phyllo Cheese Triangles at your next gathering.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZHere'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.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZGreeks 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!
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZAn all-time favorite Greek pastry that comes in many different varieties. This version includes walnuts and almonds.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZOn the Greek island of Crete, there are five sweets... cookies and pastries - that are traditionally made and served during the December holidays of Christmas and New Years.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZThis 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.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZThese 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!
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZIn Greek: ÏÎ±Î³Î±Î½Î¬ÎºÎ¹ (pronounced sah-ghah-NAH-kee) Saganaki dishes take their name from the pan in which
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZThe best Greek cooks make wise use of herbs and spices, and experimenting often results in the creation of a new variation of an old standard recipe.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZGreek 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.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZA delicious and healthy side dish, horta vrasta or boiled greens are a staple in any Greek household.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZGreek 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.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZKaridopita is a moist and flavorful Greek walnut cake that is flavored with cinnamon and bathed in sweet syrup.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZThe light flaky pastry used to make some of Greece's most famous desserts and savory pies is often thought to be
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZKnow 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.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZThis pumpkin pita recipe is one of the specialties of the island of Samos, a beautiful island in the eastern part the Aegean Sea.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZThere are several variations of skorthalia (also spelled skordalia), some regional and some due to taste and ingredients preferences, but they all produce a pureed dip that goes wonderfully with fried cod, burgers, greens, and beets ... and some even enjoy it as a dip with bread.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZA fabulous and easy meatless appetizer or main dish of eggplant, tomato, herbs, and feta cheese.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZAn overview of the foods found in Greece. Get a birds eye view of items found in Greece, from olives to saganaki.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZThings Greek might have in their kitchen. Learn the base for Mediterranean cooking.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZSouvlaki is part of the Greek experience. By far the most popular “fast” food in Greece, they are relatively inexpensive lunch or dinner.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZPhyllo 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.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZA 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.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZCenturies 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.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZGreek foods are prepared using basic cooking methods. Here are some of the most common words and phrases found in Greek recipes.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZThis classic Greek salad relies heavily on the ripest and most aromatic tomatoes and has become world-popular, a staple in almost any Greek restaurant.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZIn Greek: ÎºÏÎº, pronounced "coke" Kok cream puffs are made by filling two small cake-type cookies with
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZFind authentic Greek food items and ingredients at these online shopping resources. They include online
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZA 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.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZOuzo 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.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZThese 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.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZOkay, 2015 comes to a close. Here are the top Greek recipes of 2015. Have you tried all these recipes?
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZAn introduction to Why Greek (Orthodox) easter is different than Christian Easter.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZGrape 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.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZHere is a breakdown of the popular olive oils of Greece.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZA staple of any Greek household, Fassolatha is a classic white bean soup that is hearty, nutritious, and delicious.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZThese traditional Greek sweet treats are easy to make and are perfect to give as gifts or to satisfy a sweet tooth.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZOuzo, 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.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZIn Greek: ÎºÏ Î´ÏÎ½Î¹ ÏÎ¿Î»ÏÏ, pronounced kee-THOH-nee pohl-TOH Make this recipe with the liquid from Quince
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZA 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.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZThough 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.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZA handy guide with diagrams and translations of the different cuts of meat as cut by Greek butchers. Page 3.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZFeta 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.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZThe Greek Meze Table - All about the Greek Meze or Appetizer Table
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZMake 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.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZSavory 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.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZLayers 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.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZLouisa, 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.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZPasteli is a favorite Greek candy, and can be made with a variety of seeds and nuts. Called
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZNot exactly a cooking term, but certainly food-related, no meal should start without kali orexi.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZQuince is a fruit that is often overlooked because when eaten raw, it has a very astringent taste. Cooking quince with sugar creates a delightful spoon sweet, one of the most famous and well-loved.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZTreat your Holiday guests to an array of Greek desserts and pastries. What better way to sweeten your holiday celebration?
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZA delightful light coconut cake drenched in a scented syrup. The recipe calls for self-rising flour.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZThe name for Koulourakia comes from their round twisted shape but you will also see them shaped as small braids or in the shape of the letter “S.” Kids will love helping you shape these traditional Greek cookies.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZGalaktoboureko is a favorite dessert, and these individual servings are made with the same delicious custard filling rolled up into neat packets made with phyllo pastry sheets.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZWhat 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.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZBring the tastes of Greece to your Thanksgiving table with one or more of these dishes that celebrate the foods of the seasaon.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZThe Great Lent in the Greek Orthodox faith starts seven weeks before Easter Sunday and is a period of fasting during which certain foods are not eaten.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZYouvetsi (yoo-VEH-tsee) is a traditional Greek stew that is usually made with beef or lamb. The meat is cooked in a rich tomato sauce together with orzo pasta and finished with a heap of grated Kefalotyri cheese on top. It gets its name from the distinctive covered clay dish in which it is baked.
2016-10-26T11:24:42ZThere 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.