Category Archives: Foods

Pepper

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Add taste and color to your plate Peppers are a key ingredient to Greek cuisine since depending on the variety, they are consumed neatly as appetizers, they are powdered and used as a spice or they are used in cooking …

Atherina (Mediterranean sand smelt)

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The ether of the Greek seas! Atherina, is one of the most delicious meze for tavern foodie lovers and it is described as the ether of the sea and fish! It has an ethereal, silverish appearance and its skin is …

Dittany of Crete

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Loving & Healing Chosen by ancient gods and modern witches for its healing and aphrodisiac properties, dittany of Crete also locally referred to as “erontas” meaning love, is a healing, therapeutic and aromatic plant that only grows wild on the …

Apricot

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The first sign of the Greek summer There is an old, cheerful Greek song about a girl “worshiping” her boyfriend and describing him with “cherry lips and apricot cheeks”, because apricots in our culture really represent an image of health …

Myzithra

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Melts on the tongue and fills the mouth with its sweet warmth! Myzithra is a traditional, unpasteurized, fresh cheese made with milk and whey from sheep and/or goats, in an average ratio of 7 to 3. It has being produced …

Rakomelo

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An all Greek “cooked” cocktail Rakomelo is a local Greek alcoholic drink combining raki or tsikoudia with honey (meli) and several spices, such as cinnamon and cardamom or other regional herbs. It has an amber bright, warm color and as …

Greek coffee

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The sweet smell of tradition Greek coffee is an integral part of everyday life in Greece, whether as the energizing beverage of a boosting breakfast, or as a treat accompanied by spoon sweets and loukoumia served to welcome house guests …

Zea, the emmer wheat

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A life giving cereal! Zea is probably the oldest cereal of this world and stood for a key component in the diet of Ancient Greeks. It features an undeniable nutritional value and it is no coincidence that the etymology of …

Tomato

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Curvy and juicy! Tomato is the basic vegetable ingredient for the Greek or “Horiatiki” Salad and many other signature Greek cuisine dishes everyone has to taste when visiting Greece, like “tomatokeftedes” (fried tomato burgers) or “gemista” (stuffed vegetables with rice …

Calamari

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Fried rings of pleasure Whoever has visited even once a Greek island must or should have tasted calamari, a highly popular appetizer at beach restaurants often served as deep-fried rings accompanied by “skordalia” (garlic puree) and a glass of ouzo. …