Must Try Greek Foods and Drinks!May 13, 2012 No Comments
Greek cuisine is a Mediterranean cuisine with influences from TurkeyVisiting Blue Mosque Istanbul, Turkey. Read more ... », Italy10 of Most Beautiful Fountains in Europe Which Will Make You Go Wow. Read more ... », the Middle East, and the Balkans. Its flavour is unique and combines fresh ingredients. Olive oil, yogurt, cheese, herbs, fresh vegetables, grains and bread, fresh fish, and meat are usual ingredients you will find in Greek cuisine. If you want healthy and delicious diet, then Greek diet is what you need. For you who travel to GreecePlace of the day: Metéora, Greece, a Combination of Peaceful and Breathtaking Views of Nature. Read more ... » (or planning to go to Greece for vacationWelcome to Traffic Travel. Read more ... » soon, be sure to taste them all!
1. Greek salad
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Worldwide known as the healthiest diet, Greek salad is made from fresh and juicy tomatoes, cucumbers. onion, feta cheese and dressed with olive oil and lemon juice. Greek salad is a very common food served everywhere. The juice from tomatoes mixed with virgin olive oil is really good to eat with bread.
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Keftedakia is a delicious food made from minced meat shaped as balls. The minced meat balls consist of onion, peppermint, toasted bread and some more herbs. After it’s being fried, the meatballs are cooked with tomato sauce.
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One of the famous foods in Greece, Moussaka is a oven-baked food made from layers of fried aubergines, minced meat, tomatoes, and béchamel sauce with herbs and garlic.
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Usually served as a dip and to give special taste for souvlaki and meat dishes in general. Tzatziki is made from strained yogurt, shredded cucumbers, olive oil, a lot of garlic.
5. Feta Cheese
Feta is a traditional Greek cheese made from goat milk or sheep milk. You will find it served in most of Greek food such as in Greek salad, spinach pie (Spanakopita), cheese pie, or grilled with tomatoes.
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Influenced by Venetian cuisine, Pastitsio is a food made from aubergines, minced meat, pasta, béchamel sauce and grated cheese cooked inside the oven.
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This popular fast food is made from slices of pork and lamb meat, tomato, onion, fries, and tzatziki wrapped in pita bread.
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It’s a special food made from rice wrapped inside peppers. The taste of herbs from gemista is good!
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This delicious food is made from grape leaves, wrapping rice and herbs, lemon juice, and olive oil.
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Usually eaten as a dip, taramosalata is made from salted and cured fish eggs or roe of cod or mullet fish. The roe is mixed with bread crumbs or mashed potatoes, fresh lemon juice and olive oil.
A fresh homemade Greek dessert, made of semolina baked cream custard in filo layers, coated and soaked in sweet syrup. Galaktoboureko means “filled with milk”, comes from Greek word “gala” which means milk and Turkish “borek” which means filled. Mmmmmm…
12. Yogurt with honey and walnuts
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Healthy and delicious traditional Greek dessert made with strained yogurt, Greek pure honey and fresh walnuts.
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A very popular drink in Greece and Cyprus, this is a foam-covered ice coffee drink made from instant coffee shaken to a frothy texture with or without milk and sugar to your taste. Frappe is very popular during summertime.
2. Greek coffee
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5. Greek Wine
Greece is known as one of the oldest wine producer in the world. Recent years, the Greek wine industry has been improving with serious investments in modern wine-making technology. What makes Greek wine special is from some of grapes which have been cultivated since ancientBest Places To Go in Athens, Greece. Read more ... » times. Not to mention moderate climate, plentiful sunshine, low average rainfall and soils of moderate fertility which are good combination to provide an excellent environment to produce high quality wines.
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