Top 5 foods to try in Greece

Greeks are very proud of their Mediterranean cuisine. Food is a kind of ritual since it has a strong social aspect. We can observe diet characteristics resulting from the symbiosis between different cultures, for example, the Ottoman Empire. So we can admit that food also has a historical aspect. Indulge yourself and feel the Greek spirit by enjoying top traditional Greek delights!

1. yemista

  • suitable for vegetarians, vegans
  • stuffed tomatoes and green peppers with rice, herbs and olive oil! Juicy and very summer-y choice, coming out of the oven!
  • feta cheese suits it perfectly!

2. yiouvetsi

  • a great example of an Ottoman treasure!
  • meat (lamb or beef) cooked slowly in the roaster, accompanied with rice or pasta, full of tomato sauce and herbs will drive you crazy!

3. spanakopita

  • the famous spinach pie is totally connected to Greece!
  • try the horiatiko phyllo which is thicker
  • the magic of the Greek pies is that you can have it for breakfast, lunch or dinner… always!

4. briam

  • suitable for vegeterians, vegans
  • eggplants, zucchinis, onions, garlic, carrots, potatoes and lots of olive oil hang out in the oven for about an hour. Then the apocalypse!
  • so simple but so yummy!
  • no need for greenhouses in Greece, so the vegetables grow naturally and become tastier!

5. galaktoboureko

Time for a sweet!

  • The magic words are: phyllo dough dipped in syrup and filled with fresh custard!

Bon appétit, Kali orexi!

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