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kcixcy

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I sometimes like when cultures clash....but it can also be a disaster ahahaha! What is your favorite twist on Greek classics? I must say I love lamb gyros from a good Greek diner, from what my Greek friends have told me, they don't eat lamb gyros in Greece
 
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ellinasgolfer0320

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I grew up on authentic Greek food and do not enjoy americanized Greek food about 90% of the time I try it. There was one time I had a panini with olive oil, feta, spinach, and chicken that was Greek inspired and it was pretty good.
 

greek_ggirl

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I grew up on authentic Greek food and do not enjoy americanized Greek food about 90% of the time I try it. There was one time I had a panini with olive oil, feta, spinach, and chicken that was Greek inspired and it was pretty good.
Hmmm that sounds good, like something I would make at LOL. I usually make "Americanized" Greek food at home when I don't have a lot of time. One of my favorite quick recipes is pasta salad with feta, olives, onions and tomatoes. Anything with feta and some tomatoes on top can me "Greekified"
 
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Hash

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Hmmm that sounds good, like something I would make at LOL. I usually make "Americanized" Greek food at home when I don't have a lot of time. One of my favorite quick recipes is pasta salad with feta, olives, onions and tomatoes. Anything with feta and some tomatoes on top can me "Greekified"
 

Hash

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I like 'Greekified'!!....That's another new one for us!!....Kallo afto!🤗.... Kalley Mera from Thailand.....No where on Earth can any one find Greek tomatoes, garlic and onions which taste like they do there!We used to have these wanderful gypsies coming to sell onions and garlic hanging on a string...I used to hang them out side the house..❤️
 

k_tsoukalas

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Defining what Greek food really is can be trickier than we might realize. Greek cuisine in the United States, in general, seems to represent what was common in Greece when the families came over from Greece, and this ranges from late 1800's or so to today. These recipes were then handed down through the generations. Meanwhile, the cuisine in Greece changed and evolved and modern Greek cuisine looks much different than those recipes of the past.

My family came to the United States just before World War I, so our family recipes appear to be stuck in that time. I've been to Greece enough time to know that the food in Greece now is different. In my family's case it is less about being "Americanized" for the most part as it is that the recipes and foods are old and possibly from another time in Greece.

Immigrants In the United States have also forced to adapt the foods because Greek ingredients like Mastic and Mahleb, that are key ingredients in many foods, weren't common, so the families maybe started to use vanilla extract and cinnamon instead. I know that my family's "tsoureki" uses cinnamon and orange instead of mahleb because of the difficulties in obtaining ingredients, and the few times I have tried to add mahleb instead, my family was confused and it didn't go over very well. I don't think there is a right or wrong way to experience Greek food because even in Greece, you have regional and familial difference.

I believe the fusion foods we see right now are a good thing. I would rather Greek flavors make their way into other foods than not because it is a flavor profile I know and love!
 

How to make a gyro completely from scratch

Making gyros can be pretty simple… but also pretty complicated. If you're in the mood for a challenge, I recommend that you check out this video and try making all of the different parts of a gyro from scratch. This is what I like to do if I have a little extra time on my hands, and want to impress my family lol. Of course, ordering takeout is always a great option, especially if you're supporting a local Greek business.

How to make homemade Greek sausages

Greek sausages are fresh and fragrant. You can make these sausages out of any type of ground meat, but the most traditional way is ground pork. I like to use chicken for breakfast sausages but pork for when I'm having a barbecue with guests over. I like to get fresh ground meat from the butcher, with about 15-20% of fat. The more fat, the juicer the sausages will be. Keep in mind that if you're using a leaner cut of meat, you will want to keep an eye on the cook time so that they don't dry out. Here is my favorite recipe. It's in Greek but I use a google translate add on to understand it.

Mastic ice cream is the best dessert for summer

Greek mastic ice cream is one of the best summer desserts. It has such a unique flavor, and is made from traditional Greek ingredients. You can usually find this ice cream packaged in a grocery store, from a Greek pastry store, and some people even make it at home. If you would like to try to, here are some recipes that you can use.

How to make refreshing mussels saganaki for the summer

Mussels might seem like an intimidating dish to cook, but they're actually pretty easy. I like to get fresh mussels from a fishmonger or a grocery store when they are available. I make sure to clean them really well on the outside to get all of the sand out, and I boil them once until they open and quickly rinse them so any sand inside will escape. After that, I follow this recipe and they come out perfect!

Try and make this unique Greek fig and honey yogurt cake

This recipe is one of them most unique that I have ever seen! I have never tried making it, but I would love to. Has anyone eaten this or made it before? I'm not sure if its a common recipe in Greece. I love that this recipe uses olive oil and Greek yogurt, which I try to incorporate in as many recipes that I can.


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