1. GreekGirlCooks

    Greek God or Goddess About Cooking?

    I've recently been diving into mythology and am particularly fascinated by Greek mythology. I was wondering, are there any Greek gods or goddesses associated with cooking or cuisine? I know the Greeks had gods and goddesses for various aspects of life, and I'm curious if the culinary arts were...
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    Greek Yogurt Pasta Recipe

    I thought I would share a recipe for Greek yogurt pasta. I had it in a cafe in Greece once and have been making something similar ever since. Ingredients 8 oz (225g) pasta of your choice (e.g., penne, spaghetti, fusilli) 1 cup (240g) Greek yogurt (plain, full-fat for creaminess) 2 cloves...
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    Seeking Tips: Top Culinary Spots in Greece?

    I am planning a trip to Greece and in need of some culinary guidance. Where are the must-visit spots for authentic Greek cuisine? From Athens to the islands, I'm looking for local favorites, hidden gems, and any must-try dishes. Whether it's a bustling market or a cozy taverna, I want to hear...
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    Making traditional loukaniko question

    I’m on a culinary quest to master the art of making Loukaniko, the traditional Greek sausage that tantalizes taste buds with its savory blend of spices and herbs. I understand that each region and even each family might have their own special recipe passed down through generations. Which leads...
  5. GreekGirlCooks

    Finding Good Food Tours of Greece?

    I love Greek cuisine. I cook it all the time and I love trying new recipes. The time has come for me to think about planning a food tour! Does anyone have any advice? I would love to hear from members of this forum about their experiences with food tours in Greece. Which regions or cities...
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    Food Specialties of Thessaloniki?

    I am looking into regional cuisines in Greece and I am actually going to Thessaloniki at some point this year to visit some people. What are some unique dishes, and maybe concepts, that may the culinary food scene here unique? From my initial research, I understand that Thessaloniki is known...
  7. GreekGirlCooks

    Planning a "Greek" Garden - Tips?

    Nothing tastes better than vegetables, fruits, herbs, et cetera that have come straight from the earth to the plate. The only way to really have full control is to grow a lot of food on my own. I am sure this is one of the reasons why food tastes so good in Greece. It's time to start planning...
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    Seeking the Best Mezze Spots in Thessaloniki

    I am looking for recommendations. I am going to Thessaloniki in the spring and I want to visit a taverna or restaurant that has great Mezze! If you've had an unforgettable meze experience in Thessaloniki, please share! I'm looking for recommendations on: Your favorite spots for meze in the...
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    Favorite Greek Seafood?

    I love Greek cuisine! I have learned that it many regions in Greece, seafood is a big part of the culinary traditions. This got me thinking, and I'm curious to know—what's your favorite Greek seafood dish? Do you also have a favorite fish that you like to eat? I'm eager to hear about your...
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    Corn Dishes from Greece

    I noticed in Greece while I was there last that there is actually corn! Does it grow in Greece? I think I read somewhere that it grows in Northern Greece, but I have never been. Does anyone know if there are some Greek traditional dishes that involve corn? I know that we can get street corn in...
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    Greek pasta dishes to try?

    I just got back from Greece and one thing I noticed, which I didn't realize about Greece, is that there were a fair amount of pasta dishes on the menu. As a kid, we didn't eat a lot of pasta. All we did was make a Greek-style meat sauce with spaghetti, pastitsio, and a pasta dish that involves...
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    What are some traditional winter Greek dishes?

    In the United States, food is readily available year round because the produce often comes from all over. Avgolemono Soup Avgolemono soup is a creamy and comforting dish that’s perfect for a cold day. It’s made with chicken broth, rice, and a mix of eggs and lemon juice, which creates a creamy...
  13. GreekGirlCooks

    Tips for working with phyllo...

    I tried to explain to one of my non-Greek friends how to work with phyllo and failed. We watched this video together and it was perfect. I thought I'd share in case anyone needs this info!
  14. GreekGirlCooks

    Phyllo for savory Greek dishes?

    I was looking in the food forum and I saw that someone made a remark that the phyllo in Greece used for sweet desserts like baklava is different than the phyllo used for savory dishes. I did notice while in Greece that the savory phyllo is thicker. What is really the difference? Is savory...
  15. GreekGirlCooks

    Healthy Greek Foods to Eat During the Holidays

    The holiday season is coming up and I know I will be eating decadently while out and about - but not every day. So, I am brainstorming ways I can eat healthy in between gatherings. Greek Salad Greek Salad is one of the healthiest typical Greek dishes you'll find. It's loaded with fresh...
  16. GreekGirlCooks

    My Favorite Greens for Horta

    One of the joys of Greek cooking is the simplicity. This is one of the easiest dishes I make. I love making Horta, and I always use different greens. Here are my favorite greens to use - what are yours? - Spinach - Escarole - Dandelion Greens
  17. GreekGirlCooks

    What is Oxi Day?

    I am most knowledgeable about the cuisine of Greece. I love to cook, and I learned how to make traditional Greek foods from my family. Food is what we discussed, talked about, and enjoyed together over the years. We barely talk about history - so when I happened to learn about Ohi Day in...
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    Losing Weight with the Greek Diet?

    Thanks for the advice! You are right about the walking - I checked my Fitbit and I got a good 5000-6000 steps more in Greece per day than I did at home. Hmmm- that might be a good place to start - build the habit of more walking, work on using cleaner ingredients, and start cooking more...
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    Losing Weight with the Greek Diet?

    I have a good twenty pounds to lose. I went to Greece recently for about two weeks and lost five pounds when I was there. I walked a lot, but also felt like I ate more than normal. Now I am back form my trip and I have gained it all back. The key to my losing weight is in those Greece trips...
  20. GreekGirlCooks

    Food Tour of Greece?

    I want to take a food tour of Greece, and I only really have time for one destination. Where do you suggest I go? Some possibilities: - Stay in Athens the whole time - Crete - Ikaria - Thessaloniki Really, any place in Greece would be good I imagine! Is there a site that has actual guided...
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