Greek cuisine

Greek dish

  The Greek cuisine is a mix of the Mediterranean cuisine with the Southern French, Italian, Balkan, Anatolian, and the Middle Eastern cuisines.

  The most characteristic and ancient elements in Greek are olive oil, which is essential in any dish; wheat; vegetables like tomatoes, aubergines, potatoes, green beans, okra, green peppers, and onions; flower honey, from the nectar of fruit and citrus trees; the mastic, an evergreen shrub of the Pistachio family; spices such as oregano, mint, garlic, onion, dill, salt, bay laurel leaves, basil, thyme and fennel seed; sweet spices like cinnamon and cloves; meat such as lamb, pork, and sometimes goats, sheep, cattle and beef; and some other like kalamata olives, feta cheese, grape leaves, zucchini and yogurt.

  Greek food is typically tasty, colorful and robust flavours; among their typical dishes are the vegetarian Haniotiko Mpoureki, the Meze, Boureki, tiganita, Dolmades, Fava, Greek Salad, Horta, Kolokythoanthoi, Koukkia, Lachanosalata, Marides tiganites, Melitzanosalata, Pantzarosalata, Potato salad, Saganaki, etc.

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