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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!
 

These are my favourite Greek candies and chocolate!

Greece has so many unique candies and chocolates, so these are just a few of my favorites. I would definitely love to try more, so if you have any recommendations of tasty treats from your childhood, I would love to pick them up and try them next time I'm in Greece. Here is my list


-Sokofreta chocolate
-Ion chocolate
-Ouzo candy
-Any mastic flavored candy
-Caprice poura
-Gemista papadopoulos cookies

Recipes using feta cheese!

These are the best recipes that you can make from feta cheese! You can also sprinkle feta cheese on pretty much anything, but I like to incorporate it into these :) I like to use Greek feta cheese brands like dodonis, it's a traditional Greek brand that they now sell in the US

1. Tiropita
2. Briam with feta cheese
3. Feta saganaki
4. Whipped feta cheese dip

Pasteli is a wonderful sweet snack

Pasteli is one of the best snacks that you can keep in your bag when youre on the go! Its made of sesame seeds and honey and is super healthy. You can think of it as the Greek version of granola bars. The recipe is super simple, and if you'd like to make it I have attached some recipes below. 😀

How to make Greek chicken with okra!

This is one of those recipes that people either love or hate! Okra is super controversial but I personally love it. This is a traditional Greek recipe and has very simple ingredients: chicken, okra, tomato, onion, butter and spices. The first step you will need to take is cutting the ends off of the okra and washing it well with cold water. After that, you will need to sauté onions in a hot pan until they are soft and add tomato. Then, add any cut of chicken and your okra. Add in salt, pepper, one bay leaf, and cloves. Let the pot simmer on low heat for 45 minutes or until the chicken and the okra is tender. There you have it!

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.

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