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dimi_pat

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One thing about many Greek restaurants is that the menu always seems to be humongous. And if you never been to a Greek restaurant before you might be a bit unsure about what to order. In my opinion, the best thing you can always get a Greek restaurant is the smaller plates, a.k.a. the meze. This is going to include dips like tzatziki, melitzanosalata, and tirokafteri. I always recommend smaller seafood meze like calamari or octopus. And then of course for the main meal, I always like to get grilled meats like lamb or chicken. These are going to be the best plate on the menu!
 

k_tsoukalas

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Octopus in Greece is my absolute favorite so I try to get it as much as I can while there. There are a few situations where I could get it in the US but it isn't quite the same.
 
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greekgal77

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Octopus in Greece is my absolute favorite so I try to get it as much as I can while there. There are a few situations where I could get it in the US but it isn't quite the same.
Oh my gosh, YESSSS!!! This is something I look so forward to when I visit Crete!
 

cf_fraiser

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Grilled pork chops aka brizola are the best!
 

How to make homemade Greek yogurt

This process is straight out of a Greek village! Fresh Greek yogurt is so wonderful, and tastes nothing like what you get at the grocery store. The flavor is so rich, and the texture is so creamy. If you have the time and resources, I really suggest that you try this out.

Have you ever made Greek fruit soaked in wine and honey?

This is one of the easiest and fastest Greek recipes that you can make! All you need is seasonal fruit, your favorite Greek sweet wine, some honey, and any spices that you prefer. I like to use a Greek honey as well, and if I can find it I will use pine tree honey. It has an amazing aromatic flavor. Here is my recipe

  • 1/2 cups sweet red wine such as mavrodaphne
  • 4 tbs honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice (fresh is best)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 cups seasonal fruit of your choice
First, you need to cut up your fruits and then make the mixture separately. Drizzle the mixture on top of the fruit, and there you have it! It's best serve chilled from the fridge and even on top of yogurt.

Have you ever made a traditional Greek rabbit recipe?

Rabbit is considered a delicacy in Greece, even though it's not so popular today. There are many different variations of rabbit that are made in Greece, but the most popular is a rabbit stew. The stew consists of tomato, carrots, celery, a whole rabbit, onions, garlic, and spices such as rosemary, allspice, bay leaf, pepper, and salt. This is a great recipe that I have tried myself and I like to make every now and then when I can find rabbit at the butcher or farmers market.

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

Do you know where honey gets its taste?

A little known fact, is that the flavor of honey will depend on where the bees are getting their nectar. Meaning that if the bees are getting their nectar from sunflowers or evergreen trees, your honey will taste totally different and have a completely different color! I personally love evergreen honey! This video explains it much better than me...check it out
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