Creek cuisine is the term to describe the traditional food ethics of the Greeks. At 320 B.C. the first cookery book was written by ancient Greek, Orchestrate, who is considered as the father of gastronomy.
The most characteristic element of Greek cuisine is olive oil, which is used in almost every dish. Olive oil is produced from the olive trees that can be found all around Greece. Olive oil adds to the distinctive taste of Greek food. The basic grain in Greece is wheat, from which many other products are made, like bread. Bread is widely eaten in Greece, combined with olive oil, tomatoes and Feta cheese.Tomatoes are one of the most consumed vegetable in Greece during summer months, when the Greek salad can be found in every family lunch table. The main elements of the Greek salad are tomatoes, cucumber, Feta cheese, olives and olive oil.
Although Greek cuisine is a Mediterranean cuisine, there are some flavourings that are used more often than other Mediterranean cosines. These include oregano, mint, garlic, onion, dill and bay leaves. Do not forget basil that is a characteristic plant of Greek households. Many housewives tend to grow their own basil which is considered a sign of Christianity, as it is thought to have helped in the finding of Jesus Christ rood.
Greek cuisine is a Mediterranean cuisine. Contemporary Greek cookery makes wide use of vegetables, olive oil, grains, fish, wine (white and red), and meat (including lamb, poultry, veal, beef, rabbit and pork). Other important ingredients include olives, cheese, lemon juice, bread and yoghurt. Also herbs such as. oregano, mint, dill and bay leaves. Do not forget basil that is a characteristic plant of Greek households. Many housewives tend to grow their own basil which is considered a sign of Christianity, as it is thought to have helped in the finding of Jesus Christ rood. The most commonly used grain is wheat; barley is also used. Common dessert ingredients include nuts, honey, fruits, and filo pastry. It is strongly influenced by Ottoman cuisine and thus shares foods such as baklava, tzatziki, gyro, moussaka, dolmades, yuvarlakia and keftethes with the neighboring countries.
These are the top 12 foods you MUST try during your staying in Greece:
(foods with the symbol (V) are vegetarian)