• Maria Mousa

Traditional food in Greece


Greek cuisine is one of the wonderful kitchens that carry many features that are shared with the kitchens of some countries, such as the Balkans, the Middle East, Italy, and Anatolia, and most Greek cuisine includes olive oil, eggplant and cheese, zucchini, and vegetables in general with white meat and rabbits as well as bread and barley, and has been classified as a Mediterranean cuisine.

Among the flavors that are well-known and common in Greek cuisine are other kitchens: mastic, mint, onion, garlic and many spices, such as salt and herbs, as well as basil.

Greek cuisine also depends in a large part of meals on seafood, such as lobster, octopus, shrimp, and types of fish and shellfish that are often eaten grilled or in different or fried sauces.

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Here are traditional Greek Dishes and Desserts you should eat in Greece!

Dolmads

The dolmas dish is one of the most delicious Greek dishes, which is a grape leaf stuffed with spices with rice and boiled in gravy saturated with the fat of the lamb and t’s usually served as an appetizer.

Moussaka

There are lots of variations of Moussaka with traditional family recipes. The traditional Moussaka recipe consists of sauteed eggplant, tomato, ground lamb, a layer of potatoes, and a final fluffy topping of cheese and béchamel sauce. However, a lot of modern versions use ground beef without potatoes.

Pastitsio

It consists of two main layers and is similar to lasagna pasta, so it consists of layers of pasta with lamb or beef covered with creamy bashmil and tomato sauce.

Tzatziki

It is one of the most famous cream salads in Greece prepared using yogurt with cucumber also to a little spice with garlic, This salad is served with grilled meat and pita bread (Arabic bread) cut into triangles and auxiliary with a vegetable dish.


Domatis

The Domatis dish is one of the most popular Greek summer dishes, as the large tomato is unloaded from the inside and stuffed with rice and meat, and it is possible to add walnuts, pine nuts, and even raisins to the filling, as this filling is used to fill any kind of vegetables such as zucchini, pepper and eggplant.

Galactoborico

Galactoborico candy or custard pie is one of the most famous Greek sweets, as they are the famous Arab popular pastries and consist of filo dough stuffed with cream custard and inserted in the oven and left until you get the wonderful golden color, and added to it after it is removed from the oven a syrup consisting of sugar added to it Lemon or orange is one of the sweets famous for its delicious and enjoyable taste.

Drinks in Greece

Among the most important drinks in Greece are lemon juice and orange juice, as the Greeks love to drink caraway and mint and anise tea, and they have a special drink called Ozo, a drink mixed with water that turns white and has a taste of the Lebanese arak.

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