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Published: Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:19:40 +0000

 



10 Greek Food Traditions at Christmas

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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.



Mousakas Patates: Greek Moussaka with Potatoes...

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

Moussaka is an oven-to-table casserole of layers of potato slices, cheese, ground meat sauce, and a creamy bechamel topping.



Traditional Cretan Holiday Cookies & Pastries

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

On 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.



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

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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



Favorite Greek Desserts and Pastries for the...

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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



Greek Moussaka Recipe

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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...

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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.



Greek Food - Search Results

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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



How to Prepare Homemade Phyllo Dough

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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.



Whip Up Delicious Melomakarona: Honey Cookies...

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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.



Turn Ordinary Sugar Into Real Confectioner's...

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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



All about Ouzo: The Spirit of Greece

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

Learn all about the Greek alcoholic beverage, ouzo. Here's you'll find details on its origin, taste, serving suggestions and culture.



My Top Favorite Greek desserts

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

An overview of some top Greek dessert recipes that are easy to make and taste delicious!



Keeping Your Kitchen Like a Greek

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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



25 Must-Try Greek Recipes

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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.



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

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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.



How to Make Classic Greek Tzatziki Sauce

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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.



12 Fabulous Ways to Use Feta

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

Probably 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.



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

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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.



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

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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



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

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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



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

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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



Great Greek Recipes for the Thanksgiving Table

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

Bring the tastes of Greece to your Thanksgiving table with one or more of these dishes that celebrate the foods of the seasaon.



Make Decadent Galaktoboureko: Greek Custard Pie...

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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.



Try Pastitsio: Baked Pasta with Meat and...

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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.



Make Baklava: The Classic Phyllo Pastry with...

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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



Learn How to Roast a Whole Lamb on a Spit

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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



Greek Christmas Bread Recipe - Christopsomo

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

Making Christopsomo, Christ's Bread, is considered a sacred undertaking. Great care is taken with making the dough and decorating the loaves.



Make Crowd-Pleasing Tiropites: Phyllo Cheese...

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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



10 Quick and Easy Greek Appetizers

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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.



Make Delicious Revani: Greek Semolina Cake with...

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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.



An Overview Of The Foods Of Greece

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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



Your Guide to Greek Orthodox Holidays and Fast...

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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.



Greek Shortbread Cookies with Powdered Sugar...

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

Kourabiethes are delicious buttery cookies with almonds that are covered in powdered sugar. A must for any Greek celebration and very popular at weddings and especially during the holidays.



Working in the Kitchen With Frozen Calamari...

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

Frozen 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.



10 Great Greek Food Recipes for Beginners

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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.



Top 10 Greek Recipes Of 2015 So Far

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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



Greek Christmas Recipes & Meal Menu

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

A sample menu for a traditional Greek Christmas meal.



OPA! Let's Talk About Ouzo

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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



Dolmathakia me Kima: Stuffed Grape Leaves with...

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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.



Eat Like an Ancient Greek -- Learn About Their...

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

What did the ancient Greeks eat? Learn about typical ancient Greek foods and some of their daily eating habits.



Tips for Cooking with Fresh Grape Leaves

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

If 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.



Make Irresistible Koulourakia: Greek Butter...

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

The 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.



How to Make Great Greek Coffee and Some...

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

Greek coffee is brewed thick and the grounds are poured into the cup along with the coffee. These easy steps with photos will help you make the perfect cup.



Greek Walnut Cake Recipe

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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



Favorite Greek Finger Foods

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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!



Your Guide to the Food and Traditions of Greek...

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

Easter is the most important religious observance of the Greek Orthodox faith, and both before and after the Resurrection, traditions include food.



Handling Phyllo Dough Sheets

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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.



Make Rich, Creamy Rizogalo: Greek Rice Pudding

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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.



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

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

Phyllo is the light flaky pastry used to make some of Greece's most famous desserts and savory pies. Read about the basic facts of this type of dough.



Make Yemista: Stuffed Tomatoes with Rice and...

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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.



Meat Sauce for Pasta - Makaronia me Kima

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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 Dolmathakia: Stuffed Grape Leaves with...

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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.



Marmalatha Kythoni: Homemade Sweet Quince Jam

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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.



What Ingredients Do I Need to Cook Greek Food?

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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.



Make Greek-Style Lemon Garlic Chicken with...

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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



10 Favorite Greek Vegetarian Recipes

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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



Besamel: Basic Greek Bechamel

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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.



December Name Days in the Greek Orthodox Faith

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

Name days celebrated during the month of December.



3-Minute Recipe for Delicious Fried Halloumi...

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

Halloumi is a fabulous cheese from Cyprus and a favorite in Greek cooking. It's an ideal grilling cheese because it doesn't melt.



6 Easy Greek Sweets

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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



Great Lent In Greece

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

Celebrating Great Lent in Greece.



About Greek Easter

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

An introduction to Why Greek (Orthodox) easter is different than Christian Easter.



Make Classic Horiatiko Psomi: Crusty Country...

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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.



Desserts and Sweets for Lent and Other Greek...

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

You can still enjoy some excellent Greek desserts and sweets during Lenten or "fasting" periods. Here's



A Meatless Moussaka the Whole Family Will Love

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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.



5 Ways to Cure Your Own Olives

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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



Essential Utensils for Cooking Greek Food

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

Whether buying for yourself or as a gift, these are items that should be in every kitchen where Greek foods are being cooked.



Greek Cooking Methods: Learn to Speak Greek in...

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

Greek foods are prepared using basic cooking methods. Here are some of the most common words and phrases found in Greek recipes.



The Greek Holiday Table

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Holidays in Greece



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

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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.



What You Didn't Know about Greek Orthodox Great...

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

The 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.



Greek Olive Oils

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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



Traditional Greek Meze (Appetizer) Table Guide

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

The meze table is not about the courses and seating, it's more about simply being together to enjoy the company.



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

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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



Use a Dough Machine to Make Perfect Phyllo Sheets

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

After you learn how to make the dough, making phyllo sheets for pitas and pastries is the easy part if you use a pasta or dough machine.



Get Healthy with Greek Mountain Tea

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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.



Greek Recipes for Summer Vegetables

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

Here is a selection of Greek recipes featuring a medley of summer vegetables cooked in a variety of ways to please every palate.



Top 12 Greek Recipes for Young Cooks

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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,...

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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.



Greek Coffee

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

how to make the delicious Greek coffee, also known as turkish coffee.



Spanakopita Bites with Mini Phyllo Shells

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

Spanakopita Bites are mini phyllo pastry shells filled with a delicious spinach and feta cheese filling. They are easy to prepare and can be a quick and easy alternative to rolling and wrapping individual phyllo triangles.



Greek Holiday Sweets and Desserts

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

Greek Christmas and New Year's are celebrated with sweets. Enjoy these photos of holiday season cookies, cakes, pastries, and more, with links to recipes.



Recipe for Moussaka with Eggplant

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

This version of moussaka, with eggplant, meat sauce, and topped with a thick béchamel sauce, is probably the dish most identified with Greece. Follow these easy steps with photos to create this Greek classic.



Unbelievably Simple Pan-Seared Greek Cheese...

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

Saganaki is a surprisingly simple Greek recipe. Serve this pan-seared cheese as an appetizer with ouzo or wine and crusty bread or as part of a meal.



The Best Greek Cheeses: A Gift From the Gods

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

Greece produces some of the finest cheeses in the world. Learn about the most popular Greek cheeses and how to use them.



Melomakarona | Greek Christmas Cookies

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

Melomakarona are delicious Greek christmas cookies. They are full of different flavors and are a staple in Greece during the holidays.



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

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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



Herbs and Spices Found in Greek Cooking

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

The 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.



How to Prepare Horiatiki Salata: Traditional...

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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.



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

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

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.



The Tselementes Effect on Greek Cooking

2016-12-09T11:19:40Z

Nicholas Tselementes was a Greek chef with very definite ideas about how Greek food should be prepared and served.



Know Before You Buy -- All About Greek Olive Oil

2016-12-09T11:19:41Z

Greek olive oil is the world's finest and it's an essential ingredient in Greek cooking. Here are some things to consider before you go shopping.



Greek Kok or Coke Cream Filled Pastry Recipe

2016-12-09T11:19:41Z

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



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

2016-12-09T11:19:41Z

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.



Easy Sesame Baklava Recipe

2016-12-09T11:19:41Z

This is a delightful and easy version of baklava made with sesame seeds. It is a Christmas Eve tradition in many Greek homes. Layers of phyllo dough sprinkled with sesame seeds. No nuts. No butter.



Classic Greek White Bean Soup with Plum Tomatoes

2016-12-09T11:19:41Z

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



Greek Christmas Traditions

2016-12-09T11:19:41Z

Here is a overview of Christmas in Greece. Some things are the same, and others are different - like decorating a boat!



Use Regular Bread to Make Rusks

2016-12-09T11:19:41Z

In Crete, rusks are generally made from a barley bread, and other types of rusks and crushed rusks are often used in Greek cooking and serving Greek foods.



Learn the Meaning of Moussaka

2016-12-09T11:19:41Z

One of the most well-known Greek dishes, moussaka can be made in many different ways to suit taste and dietary preferences. Learn more about moussaka.