Traditional food is one of the best ways to embrace a culture. Great traditional meals are the kind that you’ll be served if you are lucky enough to be invited into a Greek home or at a truly authentic taverna. They’re mind-blowingly delicious and have been passed down from generation to generation.
The traditional Greek salads are fresh, vibrant and delicious.
Add a good handful of the pitted kalamata olives.
Season very lightly with just a small pinch of salt.
Now place the piece of creamy feta cheese gently on the top.
Sprinkle the dried oregano and pour the olive oil.
Serve with crusty bread for dunking.
Oh, the bread! There is something irresistible about toasted bread with olive oil and oregano covered in some tzatziki. And even though we know better than to stuff ourselves with bread before the main dishes arrive, it seems like we never learn.
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Gemista is a must-try plate. Summer vegetables filled with rice, parsley and meat (there is a meatless version too), baked in the oven is the ultimate summer food!
Moussaka is the most famous Greek plate! The eggplants that are used, grow naturally in Greece during the summer. The same applies to zucchinis, eggplants stuffed with mince (melitzanes papoutsakia in Greek) and all the seafood!
All the above are perfectly combined with a glass of ouzo or tsipouro with ice!
Yummy healthy recipes and other insights into the Greek people, language and culture are part of the episodes coming up on the new broadcasting series “An A-to-Z- Guide to Greece” podcast show with yours truly as your host and guide!
Yia mas! (Cheers / To our health!)