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Greece's Favourites

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Greece's Favourites

As anyone who has visited Greece will tell you, eating and drinking is a way of life there, and both activities traditionally go on all day long! Here's a guide to some of the more common Greek foods.

APPETIZERS

greeceDolmades - Vine leaves stuffed with rice and served, most often, cold as appetizers. Its origin is thought to be from Thebes about the time of Alexander the Great.

Tiropites - Triangles of paper thin glazed filo pastry filled with feta cheese and served piping hot, containing egg, butter, and an unforgettable flavour to whet the appetite.

Spanakopites -
Baked spinach and feta cheese puffs in buttered phyllo pastry, with egg, onion, butter, olive oil and breadcrumbs.

Taramosalata - Greek caviar combined with bread, oil, onion, and lemon.

Tzatziki - A yogurt, cucumber and garlic dip served chilled on its own or with pita.

Saganaki - A traditional fried Greek cheese that is simply divine!

Avgolemono Soup - Instead of penicillin, the Greeks use this chicken, rice and lemon soup to help lessen the affect of a cold. Avgolemono is so good, however, you don't have to be sick to enjoy it.

MAIN COURSES

Roast Lamb - Lamb prepared in the traditional Greek way with garlic and oregano.

Moussaka
- A baked delicacy prepared with sliced eggplant, lean beef, onions, tomatoes, butter, eggs, milk, cheese and seasonings. The national dish of Greece.

Gyro -
Thin slices of barbecued meat specially seasoned with herbs and spices, served with tomatoes and onions on pita bread, and topped with tzatziki. Best off a rotisserie.

Greek Salad - A tomato and cucumber salad seasoned with onion, olive oil, vinegar, feta cheese, Kalamata olives and oregano. Traditionally, no lettuce in a Greek Salad!
Pilafi - Cooked fluffy rice simmered in butter, spices and rich chicken stock. Perfect with all dinner dishes.

Source: www.about.com/greekfood/ www.greecefoods.com