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History of Greek food and Greek cuisine

History of Greek food

Perhaps the most important thing to know about Greek food and Greek cuisine is that eating out and sharing the dinner is as important as the food itself. Greeks even have a special word for this: paraia: a transcendence of the dinner table to include conversation, the view, ambiance and the overall spirit of place as Lawrence Durrell phrased it.
While the main ingredients of Greek cooking are basic and few - olive oil, honey, yoghurt, fresh fruits and vegetables, lamb and fish - the manner in which they are prepared seems to have an endless variety and taste. There is also an additional delight, pretty much unique to Greece, of being invited into the kitchen to view the offerings and make your selection. There is as well a wonderful benefit that the Greek diet provides, whether you eat meat or are vegan: it is arguably the healthiest diet on the planet as well as user-friendly to those who want to eat well while not having to worry about putting on weight.
Alphabetical index of Greek recipes.
Catagorized by type of dish.
Features information about the Greek diet, including wines, herbs, cheeses, and olive oils.
Susie's Place
Large number of Greek village recipes, and tips on how to clean fowl or fish, fold phyllo pastry and stuff grape leaves.
Greek Food and Recipes at BellaOnline.com
Recipes, as well as articles on modern and historical food culture.
Greek Veggie Recipes
Nine vegetable dishes.
Eat Greek Tonight
Quintessential Greek recipes from soups to desserts.
Recipes of Greece
Over 300 authentic Greek recipes (in Greek and English).
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