What is the “Greek Food”

What is the “Greek Food”

In the past 5 years i keep this blog i tried to have an open mind on other cuisines but also tried to learn a bit more about the origin of the Greek cuisine and what is exactly that characterised it.  It is important to know what distinguish one cuisine from another not because you want to put your mark on a recipe but because you want to understand a bit more about the history of the people and the country.

Christmas in Greece

Christmas in Greece

As I started to explore Greek Cuisine more intense in the last few years, I always had in mind to look for traditional recipes that existed in every part of Greece. Also my focus was to try and find the customs that we had for each celebration.  That’s how I ended up learning about  Pork for christmas…

Discovering Cretan Cuisine

Discovering Cretan Cuisine

It is nearly impossible to visit any social media site without seeing posts about food.  A somewhat staggering 122 million Instagram posts are tagged with “#foodporn”; another 57 million are tagged “#foodie.”  Social media is also filled with details on new “miracle’ diets that promise to help you lose weight, extend your lifespan, and cure a wide range of diseases.

For millennia one place on earth has quietly, and deliciously, prepared foods that are a foodie’s dream as well as one

Mastic: An Amazing Ancient Greek Product That You May Not Know Of

Mastic: An Amazing Ancient Greek Product That You May Not Know Of

The Greek Islands have arguably made more long lasting contributions to society and civilisation than any other culture. The islands are best known for contributions in art, culture, government, and sports. Often overlooked are the island’s millennia old contributions in the areas of food and health.

Thanks in large part to social media; the “Mediterranean Diet” has become one of the latest “fad” diets, despite the fact that the health benefits of the typical Greek diet have been documented for thousands

A walk in Varvakios Market in Greece

A walk in Varvakios Market in Greece

Last new years astve i decided to have a go at the main center of Athens in the morning in order to have a chance to get my last presents. Walking up and down in Athens i ended up walking inside the biggest food market in Athens. The Varvakios market.

Varvakeios Agora – the biggest market area in one locale in Greece – is one of the city’s landmarks and known all over as a ‘’must visit’’ for the best meats,