Greek Cuisine

What can we first say for Greek cuisine? As foodies, we are obsessed with Greek cuisine and local products.

Greece is an agricultural country, with vast farm fields, surrounded by water, packed with many islands. The Mediteterean climate helps the cultivation of most vegetables and fruits and the breed of sheep and goats. The island life is mainly supported by fishermen and local producers.

Greek cuisine has a history of thousands of years, starting from Ancient Greece, moving to the Byzantine period, and surviving until today. It is heavily influenced by the Middle Eastern, Ottoman and Italian cuisines due to the commercial routes and the colonies.

The most characteristic and ancient element of Greek cuisine is olive oil, which is used in most dishes. Greek dishes are based on vegetables, grains, fish, and meat. Important ingredients include olives, pasta, cheese, lemon juice, herbs, bread, and yogurt.

Each region has its own local cuisine and recipes. The local dishes depend on what is produced by the region and the climate. The most common cuisines are the Epirotic, Cretan, Macedonian, Peloponnesian, and the cuisine of the Aegean islands.

Wherever you are traveling make sure to research the traditional dishes and try the local recipes of the destination. Kali orexi!

cooked chickpeas recipe in the clay pot

Clay-Baked Chickpeas Recipe from Mount Athos

This chickpeas recipe is my favorite recipe with chickpeas. To be honest, I love everything that has to do with chickpeas or legumes in general. I have tried many different recipes from various places in the world, and I couldn’t decide which one is the best until I tried this one. You see, my father

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Food Traditions on Greek Independence Day

There’s a lot going on in Greece at any time of year, least of all seasonal holidays. Religious celebrations take precedent, with Easter and Christmas the perfect excuse for a family get-together, and food traditions play a huge part. Another popular celebration is Greek Independence Day, this year taking place on 25 March. This national

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Greek Easter

Greek Easter: A Foodies Guide

There are certain foods intrinsic to the Greek way of life, most of which are enjoyed over the Greek Easter. From spit-roast lamb to special biscuits (koulourakia paschalina), there’s a reason why food is front and center of the celebrations. As the biggest holiday in the Greek calendar, even eclipsing Christmas, a visit to the

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Greek Easter: A Foodies Guide

There are certain foods intrinsic to the Greek way of life, most of which are enjoyed over the Greek Easter. From spit-roast lamb to special biscuits (koulourakia paschalina), there’s a reason why food is front and center of the celebrations. As the biggest holiday in the Greek calendar, even eclipsing Christmas, a visit to the

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Raki Versus Ouzo

Local spirits – every country has its own, notably Raki and Ouzo. In Germany this is Schnapps, in America it’s bourbon, and in Italy it’s Grappa. So, when it comes to great Greek national liquors, there’s only one possible choice; Ouzo. Or is there? Thanks to its geographic position, Raki has become another popular tipple

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Six of the most Delicious Greek Destinations

Greece is known the world over for its great testing produces. But with more than 227 islands scattered across the Aegean Sea (let alone the mainland), how do you know where to go? To help you decide, here are six foodie destinations in Greece:   Santorini When you conjure up images of Greece in your

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Greek Street Food: All You Need To Know

Sun, sea… and street food; not only are they the perfect ingredients for a vacation, but they’re also what we’re known for here in Greece. In a country where food is a way of life, many who visit are inspired by the abundance of fresh street food, bursting with flavor. From olives to gyro, and

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Greece Food Map

Greece is an endless paradise of flavors and aromas. Each place has its own traditional products that you must try if you consider yourself a foodie. So, let’s see some of the most famous traditional products around Greece and the places that you can find them. Raki – Crete Everyone that reads my articles can

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