Greek Cooking




What Taramosalata Really Is

People who live outside of Greece may not realize that there are several different types of taramosalata out there. It is possible to find a store bought version, bu... Read More

The Art of Real Greek Saganaki

In Greece, frying up a batch of saganaki, or fried cheese, is a real art. The perfect batch consists of cubes or thick slices of cheese that have been fried perfec... Read More

Greek Art of Curing Olives

Greece has the ideal climate for growing olives and as a result of that, they have been part of the culinary tradition in the country since antiquity. Whether they a... Read More

What to Know About Greek Brandy

Brandy is a type of spirit that is made from distilling wine and then storing it in oak barrels with other flavorings. Each part of the world has its own variation. ... Read More

Elements of a Real Greek Meal

When talking about a country’s cuisine, it isn’t enough to simply list some of the popular ingredients and dishes and think that you truly understand. Ye... Read More

What is a Greek Taverna?

There are many types of eating establishments in Greece, but none are as iconic as the taverna. When people first visit Greece, they often use the words “taver... Read More

Grains Used in Greek Cooking

When most of us think about the grains that are used in Greek cooking, we mostly think of the rice dishes, breads, and forms of pasta that are typically used toda... Read More

Cooking Methods Used in Greece

When cooking Greek food here in the United States, we use the resources that are available to us. For most of us, that means we most commonly use our stovetops, oven... Read More

What to Know About Dolmades

Growing up in a Greek American family, I always assumed that dolmades were made with grape leaves. We actually have grapes growing on our property, which I assumed ... Read More

Don’t Forget About Capers!

When people are asked to name the most popular ingredients in Greek cooking, most people don’t even mention the humble caper. In reality, capers have been a pa... Read More

All About Greek Soups

Soup has a special place on the Greek dinner table because to the Greek people, it is an important part of the dining ritual. In fact, it often receives the honor o... Read More

How is Your Gyro Served?

On a recent trip to Greece, I quickly realized that everything I thought I knew about Gyros was wrong. While I had thought that they were always made the same way, w... Read More

How to Pick Your Own Greens

When visiting Greece, one thing that really stands out is the close relationship that most people have to the land. Nowhere is this more obvious than in self-suffici... Read More

Art of Working with Filo Dough

When I was a child, I knew of only one way to work with filo. Whenever we would make dishes such as tiropita, spanakopita, or baklava, we would usually do so by form... Read More

How Greeks Came to Drink Coffee

On a recent trip to Greece, I sat huddled in the back of a small coffee handler while my guide explained how Greeks came to drink coffee. I was on the island of Cret... Read More

How to Make Greek Wine at Home

Do you know someone who makes his own wine at home? Whether you have your own grape vines in your back yard, you source the grapes, or you simply use grape juice or... Read More

It’s Not Meat It’s Lamb!

By far, meat is one of the most popular meats in Greek cuisine. Sure, the Greek people have been known to eat other meats, such as pork and even goats, but lamb is t... Read More

Retsina is a Unique Greek Wine

The first time you take a sip of retsina, a Greek white wine, you might be a little shocked. At first glance, retsina looks and even smells like a typical white wi... Read More

What is Greek Tea?

Herbs grow abundantly in the Greek countryside, perfuming the air with their aromas. Villagers, baskets in hand, wander from one cluster of herbs to the other, picki... Read More

What to Know About Greek Beer

When you think of Greek food and drink, chances are pretty good that beer won’t even come to mind. Yet, Greek beer does exist and it’s a fairly common be... Read More

Using Meat in Greek Cooking

Back in the 1950’s, researchers discovered that the traditional Cretan diet was amongst the healthiest in the world. The islanders experienced great health by ... Read More

Why Are Greek Fries Special?

One of the things I remember most about my yiayia, or grandmother, are the potatoes that she peeled almost constantly, many of which became her signature French frie... Read More

The Art of Greek Family Dining

As a Greek American, I’ve been eating in the Greek style all my life. After spending some time dining with my non-Greek friends, I realized that the family din... Read More

What is Greek Pizza?

In Greece, pizza isn’t actually a common part of the cuisine. Sure, you can find some Italian-style restaurants, particularly in the cities. But pizza isn̵... Read More

The Art of Greek Fried Bread

Since olive oil is so abundant in Greece, it makes perfect sense that fried bread is such a popular food. There are a few different ways to prepare it, and some of t... Read More

The Amazing Greek Olive Tree

The olive tree is one of the most iconic trees in the Greek culture; it has been an important part of Greek culture since ancient times. In fact, the olive tree is t... Read More

What’s In Your Horta?

One of the most interesting things about traditional Greek cooking is that nothing goes to waste. In the United States, most of us have no idea that the wild plants... Read More

Picking Your Own Grape Leaves

In New England, seasonal produce is often available at local farms on a “pick your own” basis. Everything from wild flowers to berries, peaches, apples e... Read More

Using Almonds in Greek Cooking

Did you know that almonds are very common in Greek cooking? As an American of Greek descent, I actually didn’t have a lot of exposure to the nut until I got ol... Read More

All About Greek Wine

After spending a day shopping and sightseeing on your stay in Greece, you’re looking forward to your meal at the restaurant overlooking the ocean. You find a t... Read More

An Overview of Greek Olive Oil

Greece is known as one of the best producers of olive oil in the world! In fact, at the world renowned New York International Olive Oil Awards, nineteen of Greece... Read More

All About Greek Salad Dressing

Have you ever noticed that no matter where you are, there seems to be a different version of Greek salad dressing out there? For those of us living in the United Sta... Read More

Please Pass the Greek Sea Salt!

Last week, I ran out of salt. No idea how it happened but there I was with a piled-high platter of hot, golden Greek fried squash and not a grain of salt in the en... Read More