Greece is one of the most dynamic and exciting destinations for a culinary adventure. From tsoureki to local olives and from yogurt to honey, the Greek tables are filled with fresh and simple ingredients. Greek traditional food consists of a large variety of dishes that can fully satisfy both vegetarians and meat lovers.
Olive oil, feta cheese, the intense-flavored Greek honey and world-renowned Greek yogurt are the essentials to a diet of Greece. Greek olive oil deserves a special note. It accompanies almost all dishes from Greece, and it is used abundantly in most of them. Because most plants are cultivated naturally, they maintain their aroma and flavor. You will truly know how God intended tomatoes, garlic, grapes, kumquats and watermelons to taste after eating them. As you taste some of the dishes, you will be mesmerized by the amazing aroma of oregano, thyme and rosemary.Because Greece is a large country, each region has distinctive dishes that you can enjoy, as your travel around the country. In the western and central areas of Greece, they know how to make delicious pita (pie). In northern Greece, their food is spicier than the rest of the country like my favorite cheesy Tirokafteri dip, which packs a punch in the Greek feta cheese. By the way, sheep and goats are free-ranging, and the pastures are especially lush and green, which makes cheese from Greece stand above the rest. Greek meat also has a unique taste that cannot be compared.Mediterranean seafood is much tastier than those from the oceans. The Aegean and Ionian Seas are crystal clear and rich with fish. Fresh fish are normally chargrilled or pan-fried. Enjoy fresh calamari or any other Greek dish while sitting under the shade of a tree in a small tavern by the sea on an island in the Aegean.With the combination of eating Greek food and the backdrop of this beautiful country, you cannot repeat, extract or copy this experience outside of Greece. It is simply something you can only find, taste and enjoy in the country. So, visit Greece, sit at a cafe and begin your journey to eat like a Greek!
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