Published: Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:19:40 +0000
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZChristmas 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZMoussaka is an oven-to-table casserole of layers of potato slices, cheese, ground meat sauce, and a creamy bechamel topping.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZOn 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZThese are the iconic Greek dishes that Greek food enthusiasts know and love. A great way to sample the fabulous flavors of traditional Greek cooking.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZTreat your Holiday guests to an array of Greek desserts and pastries. What better way to sweeten your holiday celebration?
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZA 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZA 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZHaving trouble? Here are some helpful suggestions: Check your spelling. Avoid punctuation, and make sure
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZPhyllo dough is easy to make, and the difference in taste when using it to make sweet and savory pies (pitas) is worth learning how.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZThough 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZWhether you run out, or just need a cup or two, making confectioner's sugar is a simple matter in the blender.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZLearn all about the Greek alcoholic beverage, ouzo. Here's you'll find details on its origin, taste, serving suggestions and culture.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZAn overview of some top Greek dessert recipes that are easy to make and taste delicious!
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZThings Greek might have in their kitchen. Learn the base for Mediterranean cooking.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZFrom 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZChicken 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZCool 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZProbably 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZBaklava 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZAncient Greek foods were similar to the foods we know today, except that the variety was limited. Learn about ancient Greek foods.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZTo get a taste of ancient Greece, here are links to recipes that reflect both ingredients and cooking techniques of ancient times.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZThe light flaky pastry used to make some of Greece's most famous desserts and savory pies is often thought to be
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZBring the tastes of Greece to your Thanksgiving table with one or more of these dishes that celebrate the foods of the seasaon.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZImpossible 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZPastitsio 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZAn all-time favorite Greek pastry that comes in many different varieties. This version includes walnuts and almonds.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZTed Christou shares his technique for roasting a whole lamb on a spit with photos and step-by-step instructions.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZMaking Christopsomo, Christ's Bread, is considered a sacred undertaking. Great care is taken with making the dough and decorating the loaves.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZDelicious packets of crisp phyllo pastry wrapped around a savory cheese filling. Enjoy these Greek Phyllo Cheese Triangles at your next gathering.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZA 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZA 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZAn overview of the foods found in Greece. Get a birds eye view of items found in Greece, from olives to saganaki.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZHere'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.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZKourabiethes 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZFrozen 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZLearning 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZCovering the top 10 Greek recipes this far of 2014. Learn to make things like tzatziki, moussaka, pastitsio, dolmathes, and more!
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZA sample menu for a traditional Greek Christmas meal.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZThe icon ozuo, what can be said to be the national dink of Greece. What is ouzo and how to make it?
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZThere 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZWhat did the ancient Greeks eat? Learn about typical ancient Greek foods and some of their daily eating habits.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZIf 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZThe 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZGreek 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZKaridopita is a moist and flavorful Greek walnut cake that is flavored with cinnamon and bathed in sweet syrup.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZGreeks 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!
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZEaster is the most important religious observance of the Greek Orthodox faith, and both before and after the Resurrection, traditions include food.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZPhyllo 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZDense 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZPhyllo 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZThe 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZPasta 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZTender 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZBecause 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZWhat 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZChicken and potatoes baked with lemon, garlic, and oregano. This is an easy recipe that produces fabulous results every time.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZGreek recipes for vegetarians were not developed or adapted from other recipes, but are a traditional part of Greek cuisine. Enjoy these favorites.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZThis 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZName days celebrated during the month of December.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZHalloumi is a fabulous cheese from Cyprus and a favorite in Greek cooking. It's an ideal grilling cheese because it doesn't melt.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZThese traditional Greek sweet treats are easy to make and are perfect to give as gifts or to satisfy a sweet tooth.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZCelebrating Great Lent in Greece.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZAn introduction to Why Greek (Orthodox) easter is different than Christian Easter.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZThis recipe for traditional Greek country bread produces a dense bread with a thick crust, perfect for sopping up the delicious Greek sauces and dressings.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZYou can still enjoy some excellent Greek desserts and sweets during Lenten or "fasting" periods. Here's
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZA 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZGreek olives are known the world over for their variety, flavors, and colors. Learn various methods of home curing.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZWhether buying for yourself or as a gift, these are items that should be in every kitchen where Greek foods are being cooked.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZGreek foods are prepared using basic cooking methods. Here are some of the most common words and phrases found in Greek recipes.
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2016-12-09T11:19:40ZThese 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZThe 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZHere is a breakdown of the popular olive oils of Greece.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZThe meze table is not about the courses and seating, it's more about simply being together to enjoy the company.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZFind authentic Greek food items and ingredients at these online shopping resources. They include online
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZAfter 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZGreek 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZHere is a selection of Greek recipes featuring a medley of summer vegetables cooked in a variety of ways to please every palate.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZThese 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!
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZCenturies 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:40Zhow to make the delicious Greek coffee, also known as turkish coffee.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZSpanakopita 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZGreek Christmas and New Year's are celebrated with sweets. Enjoy these photos of holiday season cookies, cakes, pastries, and more, with links to recipes.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZThis 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZSaganaki 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZGreece produces some of the finest cheeses in the world. Learn about the most popular Greek cheeses and how to use them.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZMelomakarona are delicious Greek christmas cookies. They are full of different flavors and are a staple in Greece during the holidays.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZA fabulous and easy meatless appetizer or main dish of eggplant, tomato, herbs, and feta cheese.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZThe 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZThis classic Greek salad relies heavily on the ripest and most aromatic tomatoes and has become world-popular, a staple in almost any Greek restaurant.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZSavory 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:40ZNicholas Tselementes was a Greek chef with very definite ideas about how Greek food should be prepared and served.
2016-12-09T11:19:41ZGreek 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:41ZIn Greek: ÎºÏÎº, pronounced "coke" Kok cream puffs are made by filling two small cake-type cookies with
2016-12-09T11:19:41ZFeta 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:41ZThis 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:41ZA staple of any Greek household, Fassolatha is a classic white bean soup that is hearty, nutritious, and delicious.
2016-12-09T11:19:41ZHere is a overview of Christmas in Greece. Some things are the same, and others are different - like decorating a boat!
2016-12-09T11:19:41ZIn 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.
2016-12-09T11:19:41ZOne 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.