How is a falafel or vegetarian a Greek food or recipe?
Here are a few from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_vegetarianismHow is a falafel or vegetarian a Greek food or recipe?
Does anyone know a Greek that is a vegetarian? Does that person even exist?
In the Platonic Academy the scholarchs (school heads) Xenocrates and (probably) Polemon pleaded for vegetarianism. In the Peripatetic school Theophrastus, Aristotle's immediate successor, supported it. Some of the prominent Platonists and Neo-Platonists in the age of the Roman Empire lived on a vegetarian diet. These included Apollonius of Tyana, Plotinus, and Porphyry. Porphyry wrote a treatise On abstinence from beings with a soul, the most elaborate ancient pro-vegetarian text known to us.
Among the Manicheans, a major religious movement founded in the third century AD, there was an elite group called Electi (the chosen) who were Lacto-Vegetarians for ethical reasons and abided by a commandment which strictly banned killing. Common Manicheans called Auditores (Hearers) obeyed looser rules of nonviolence.
That sounds so good! I will definitely visit when I'm in Athens, so nice to see that more Greek places are offering vegan options or going fully vegan!Have you ever tried mushroom souvlaki? I have made them and they are amazing! I use the portobello mushrooms for a richer taste. In Athens my favourite souvlaki place is Cookoomela.