A trip to Greece equals an exciting journey through Greek gastronomy; after all, it is common knowledge that in order to get a fully local experience when traveling around the country, trying local delicacies and diving into the mouth-watering Greek cuisine is definitely a must do. For that reason, here we present to you some dos and don'ts of eating in Greece to help you transform your trip to an unforgettable Greek culinary adventure!
It is a general truth that Greece is a country full of flavors. So, when you visit, you have to go behind the scenes and introduce yourself to one of the greatest cuisines in the world. Visiting Greece and not taking a cooking class is like going to a ball and not dancing. Here are a few reasons on why you should take part in a Greek cooking class in Athens.
Why should you take a food tour in Athens? As the capital of Greece, the Athenian city offers a variety of flavors from the mainland to the Greek islands. It would be sacrilege, if you don’t get to taste the special savors that Athens has to offer. So, open up your food horizons with a mix of oriental and Mediterranean flavors that part together to create the unique Greek cuisine, while your foodie guide leads the way to the best restaurants, food workshops and the local food market in Athens. From the addicted foodie to the restless explorer, there is always a reason to take a food tour in Athens!
Everyone and their mom know that Greece equals culture and amazing scenery; history and beauty blend together to form a marvelous, memorable experience. Alas, the Greek cuisine is equally -if not more- famous. Walking around a Greek city, you are sure to find great food with a huge variety of dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Nevertheless, one thing that a lot of people don’t realize is how sweet Greece really is. Living in an ancient, small country, natives carry and impart their heritage from generation to generation and a big part of this knowledge is old recipes of cakes, cookies, spoon sweets, and other wonderful desserts.
Gastronomy is undoubtedly an important part of Greek culture! Of course, there are wonderful cuisines worldwide, but we unashamedly promise you that Greece has quite possibly some of the best dishes in the world. With perfect weather and terrain for fresh produce and a tradition of producing dishes that are simultaneously comforting and extravagant, Greece is the mecca for any foodie. On this post, we would like to commend the 'king' of Greek gastronomy, pastitsio!
It is common knowledge that in Greece, we have our very own special type of coffee, the Greek coffee or 'ellinikos', which is an integral part of Greek culture. Almost everyone in Greece drinks this kind of coffee, no matter what the season may be. Here, we present to you the easiest way to prepare a cup of Greek coffee on your own and get an insight into the Greek culinary scene.
The Greeks are known for their love of ouzo, a drink that has its roots in tsipouro and is a mixture of alcohol, water, and aromatic herbs, with anise being one of the major ingredients. The origin of ouzo's name is believed to come from the Italian phrase 'uso Massalia', which translates to 'for use in Marseille', which was printed on some boxes of exportable silkworm cocoons from Tyrnavos in the 19th century. For some reason, this phrase became a synonym to high quality ouzo. Another explanation for ouzo's name origin is that it comes from üzüm, a Turkish word meaning 'a bunch of grapes'.