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Mustard Powder - Greek Spices - Moustartha Skoni - Buying and Cooking Guide
Mustard powder is used to make homemade mayonnaise, salad dressings, and marinades for meats and fish.

Parsley - Greek Herbs - Maidanos - Buying and Cooking Guide
Greek cooks use flat-leaf parsley to add flavor and taste to just about any food, and they say,

Purslane - Greek Herbs - Glistritha - Buying and Cooking Guide
Purslane, like arugula is an herb that is often used as a salad green; but, it may be cooked in soups or with fish and meats. It has a slightly sour or bitter taste. It is a prolific

Sage - Greek Herbs - Faskomilo - Buying and Cooking Guide
Sage - also called Common Sage, or Garden Sage - adds a pungent taste to poultry, meats, fish, pasta, and legumes. It has a very strong scent and should be used in moderate amounts.

Savory - Greek Herbs - Throubi - Buying and Cooking Guide
Savory is used in cooking fish, meats, beans, and other dishes.

Mint - Greek Herbs - Dyosmos - Buying and Cooking Guide
Spearmint is the most commonly used of all the mints. It's a key ingredient in cheese, rice, and meat dishes, and it is a favorite herbal tea.

Tarragon - Greek Herbs - Estragon - Buying and Cooking Guide
Tarragon is a minor herb in Greek cooking because it is not of Mediterranean origin, but it is still used with egg and mushroom dishes, as well as with grilled chicken.

Thyme - Greek Herbs - Thymari - Buying and Cooking Guide
Thyme is most frequently used in combination with other herbs such as sage, rosemary, and parsely, and is commonly added to stews and meat dishes, however it can also be used wherever oregano can be used.

Allspice - Greek Spices - Bahari - Buying and Cooking Guide
Allspice is a favorite in stews, red sauces, and marinades. The berries are also used in pickling.

Basil - Greek Herbs - Vasilikos - Buying and Cooking Guide
Basil may be used as a flavoring agent to enrich the taste of many dishes. It should be used fresh, as it loses most of its flavor in the drying process.

Cinnamon - Greek Spices - Kanela - Buying and Cooking Guide
Cinnamon is a favorite for making sweets of all kinds, from puddings to cakes and creams, however the Greek cuisine also includes cinnamon in recipes for many meat sauces, giving a surprising and pleasing new taste.

Cloves - Greek Spices - Garifalo - Buying and Cooking Guide
In Greek cooking, cloves are mainly used in sweets, cakes, and preserves, however they can also be used in recipes for meats and, in combination with other spices, in red sauces.

Cumin - Greek Spices - Kymino - Buying and Cooking Guide
Ground cumin is mainly used in making spiced meats, sausages, and meat balls, and combined with other spices can be found in red sauces.

Dill - Greek Herbs - Anithos - Buying and Cooking Guide
Dill is a beautiful feathery herb widely used in both fresh and dried form. It adds a wonderful flavor to breads, salads, and fish particularly, but can be used in many other recipes.

Bay Leaf - Greek Herbs Spices - Daphni - Buying and Cooking Guide
Bay leaves are used in soups, sauces, marinades stews, and to flavor oils and vinegars. Dried leaves have a less bitter flavor than just-picked leaves, although both are used. The Greek name for this herb, Daphni, has its roots in Greek mythology. Learn more.

Improve Your Heart Health with Greek Food
All evidence points to the Mediterranean (and more specifically, Cretan) diet as having a positive effect heart health. It isn't just the foods of course, but changing eating habits is a great start. Here are basic elements of the Greek diet that can help.

How to Roll Out Phyllo with a Rolling Pin - Greek Food - Phyllo Techniques
Whether you make homemade phyllo or buy a thick type of phyllo known as sfoliata that can be rolled out with a rolling pin like any other dough, except that it needs to be a lot thinner than most. Take a look at how it's done in photos.

Make Phyllo Sheets with a Pasta Machine
Now that you've learned to
Definition of Briki - A Pot to Make Greek Coffee
This special pot, used to make Greek coffee, came to Greece from Turkey where it is called an

Definitions of the Words Pita, Pites, Pitaki, and Pitakia in Greek Cooking
The words

Ryzi - Rice in Greek Cooking - Different Types of Rice
Greek cookbooks mention different types of rice, usually those that are grown in Greece. To help translate recipes to English, use these definitions.

Definitions of Yiouvetsi and Gastra - Traditional Greek Pots and Types of Cooking
These earthenware or fired clay baking dishes were traditionally used in wood-fired stoves, and are still used today. They're similar but not quite the same.

Anthotyro - Greek Cheeses - Buying and Cooking Guide
Anthotyro is a white cheese with a creamy, delicately sweet flavor. In soft form, it is most often used in desserts or as a sweet table cheese, and in hard form it a favorite grated over pastas and vegetable dishes.

Lemon Verbena Greek Herbal Tea - Louisa - Luiza
Louisa, as it is commonly known in Greece, is a popular herbal tea that is believed to help in slimming, as a digestive aid, and for relief of stomach aches.

Greek Food FAQ - What Ingredients Do I Need to Cook Greek Food?
What ingredients are used in recipes for the delicious foods of Greece? You may be surprised to find that you already know most of them and either have them in your kitchen pantry or can find them at your local market.

Getting Started with Traditional Greek Cooking - The Healthy Basics
The basics of cooking the fabulous traditional Greek foods that have become famous around the world are easy to learn and easy to follow.

Greek Holiday Sweets and Desserts Photo Gallery
Greek Christmas and New Year's are celebrated with sweets. Enjoy these photos of holiday season cookies, cakes, pastries, and more, with links to recipes.

Greek Holiday Sweets and Desserts Photo Gallery
Greek Christmas and New Year's are celebrated with sweets. Enjoy these photos of holiday season cookies, cakes, pastries, and more, with links to recipes.

Greek Easter Egg Photo Gallery - Photo of Dyed and Decorated Greek Easter Eggs
Red eggs are a traditional part of Greek Orthodox Easter but Easter eggs are also dyed other colors and decorated. Enjoy photos of eggs dyed and decorated for Easter, with descriptions of how they were made, and contribute your own.

How to Fold Pita Triangles with Phyllo Dough with Photos - Greek Food - Phyllo Techniques
Learn how to fold little triangles using phyllo dough to make sweet and savory pies and pitas. Photos walk through the process.

How to Make Greek Stuffed Vegetables with Photos
Vegetables stuffed with a rice mixture (meatless) or with meat and vegetables are Greek classics. Learn how to make these recipes with photos for every step of the recipe.

How to Make Greek Stuffed Vegetables with Photos
Vegetables stuffed with a rice mixture (meatless) or with meat and vegetables are Greek classics. Learn how to make these recipes with photos for every step of the recipe.

Greek Food Photos - How to Clean a Squid - Lessons - Instructions - Tutorial - Greek Foods
My son went fishing and, among other things, caught a big squid called a thrapsalo. The cleaning process is the same as for smaller calamari squid, but because it's bigger, it's easier to see the steps in photos. This particular squid held an additional surprise.

Greek Food Photos - How to Make Easy Spanakopita - Greek Spinach Pie with Cheese
Spinach pie is a Greek favorite and can be made in many ways. This quick recipe is easier than most, and uses commercially prepared phyllo dough.

Greek Food Photos Lessons - Savory Pies - Hortopita
Hortopita are small savory pies made with aromatic herbs and greens. They are easy to make, especially with homemade phyllo dough as shown here.

Preparing Ingredients - How to Make a Greek Pita Wrap in Photos
Before starting the Greek pita wrap, prepare the pita bread.

Greek Teas Photos - Greek Food
Of course these teas are not unique to Greece, but they are favorites and enjoyed for their tastes and perceived medicinal benefits. Learn more about the teas, how to make them, and what they look like.

Shopping for Fish at a Greek Market - Greek Food
Shopping for Fish at a Greek Market - Greek Food

The Ingredients Photo Gallery - Photos of Ingredients in Greek Foods - Agora - Market
The Ingredients Photo Gallery - Photos of ingredients in Greek cooking, including pastas, legumes, vegetables, rice, olive oil, and more.

How Greek Gyro is Made - Photos of Greek Gyro with Pork
Gyro (pronounced YEE-roh) is fast food, Greek style. Learn how gyro is made, step by step, with photos.

Anthotyro - Photo of Greek Aged Anthotryo Cheese
Photo of Greek Aged Anthotryo Cheese

Greek Food Photos
Photos of Greek foods we're making on the site, with links to recipes. Learn what Greek home cooking looks like, and follow easy directions to make authentic Greek dishes in your home.

Eklekta Kreata - Choice Meats - Shopping for Meats Photo Gallery
Photo of the local butcher shop. The sign translates to

Spices and Dried Herbs - Greek Spices Photo Gallery - An array of Greek Spices
Photo of Greek Spices and Dried Herbs

How to Boil Water - Greek Food and Cooking Tips
Is all boiled water the same? No! Learn about boiling water for pasta, boiled eggs, and more.

How to Seed a Cucumber in Photos
Learn how to remove the seeds from a cucumber in step-by-step photos.

Definition of Kali Orexi - A Wish for all Diners
Not exactly a cooking term, but certainly food-related, no meal should start without kali orexi.

Phyllo - Greek Pastry Dough
Used to make some of the most popular pastries and filled pies, phyllo is a staple for Greek baking.

Pastitsio - What is Pastitsio? Greek Pastitsio Recipe
Pastitsio has often been called the Greek lasagne, but while similar, there are significant differences. Learn more about pastitsio.

Greek Holiday Sweets and Desserts Photo Gallery
Greek Christmas and New Year's are celebrated with sweets. Enjoy these photos of holiday season cookies, cakes, pastries, and more, with links to recipes.

Greek Easter Egg Photo Gallery
Red eggs are a traditional part of Greek Orthodox Easter but Easter eggs are also dyed other colors and decorated. Enjoy photos of eggs dyed and decorated for Easter, with descriptions of how they were made, and contribute your own.

Greek Food Photos - Making Galaktoboureko - How to Fold Phyllo Dough for Pan Pastry
Making galaktoboureko - a custard filled phyllo dessert - uses techniques that are used in making many other Greek desserts and pastries. Follow illustrated instructions to create a pastry with phyllo dough sheets in a round baking pan.

Myzithra Fried Sweet Cheese Pies Step by Step with Photos - Myzithropitakia - Greek Food
This recipe for small cheese pies (pitakia) uses myzithra, a favorite dessert cheese. Can't find myzithra cheese? Try farmer's cheese. Follow step-by-step instructions to make this delicious dessert or snack.

How to Make Greek Stuffed Vegetables with Photos - Choose and clean vegetables
Vegetables stuffed with a rice mixture (meatless) or with meat and vegetables are Greek classics. Learn how to make these recipes with photos for every step of the recipe.

Photos from Greek Food Site Visitor Natalia
Natalia is a huge fan of Greek food and she is sending photos of recipes that she makes at home in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Foods of Old Athens


Foods of Old Athens


Foods of Old Athens


Foods of Old Athens


Greek Vegetarian Appetizers and Mezethes - Greek Food - Greek Recipes
Great choices not only for vegetarians (and many for vegans as well), these appetizers and mezethes are made with vegetables, legumes (pulses), fruit, and some with dairy products.

Greek Cookbook Buying Guide
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Recipes for Greek Dips, Spreads, and Puréed Appetizers and Mezethes
Some of the foods for which Greece is most famous fall into this category, including tzatziki, skordalia (garlic dip), taramosalata (fish roe purée), and others. Consider adding these to cocktail party spreads, and as condiments to accompany a meal.

Greek Recipes for Eggplant Dip - Melitzanosalata
Dips with eggplant are among the most famous Greek dishes, and there are many variations. Here are several recipes to tempt you.

Greek Finger Food Appetizers and Mezethes
Greeks love to sit around a table of small plates of delicious food, sharing the food and good company. Here are some appetizer and mezethes that require no utensils. Just grab and enjoy!

Greek Food Videos - Techniques and Recipes with Video Instruction
Learn cooking techniques and how to make Greek recipes with video instructions. Videos are short, around three minutes or less, and walk you through the recipe or technique with detailed steps.

Greek Recipes Illustrated with Photos - Greek Food
Sometimes all it takes is some photos to learn how to make a new dish. These illustrated recipes walk through the steps that will help not only to make the specific recipe, but will help when making other similar dishes.

History of Greek Food
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Ingredients in Greek Cooking - Greek Food
Learn about the ingredients used in cooking Greek foods, what they look like, how to use them, and where to find them.

Low and Reduced Fat Recipes for Greek Food
Slight modifications to traditional recipes bring the fat content down to even lower than normal levels, with great-tasting results. If your diet is higher in meats and other fats than the traditional Greek diet, try these great dishes.

Greek Recipes for Meat and Ground Meat Dishes - Roasts - Burgers - Stews
Stews, roasts, burgers, and fabulous grilled and spitted meats are Greek favorites. Traditionally, meats were saved for special occasions and Sunday dinners, but in modern times, they can be seen in daily menus.

Specialty Foods Buying Guide
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Translation and Pronunciation Guide for Greek Foods - Glossary - Dictionary
The Greek names for recipe ingredients and foods can be baffling at times. Here are the names of commonly used ingredients and foods with translations and phonetic pronunciations.

Greek Food Recipes for Vegetarians
These Greek food recipes for vegetarians are delicious and naturally vegetarian without altering the original recipe. Some include dairy products.

Greek Recipes for Vegans
Recipes for Greek dishes that meet vegan requirements.

Greek Soups for Vegetarians and Vegans
Classic Greek tastes of vegetables and legumes make up this selection of soups suitable for vegan and/or vegetarian diets.

Greek Soups for Vegetarians and Vegans
Classic Greek tastes of vegetables and legumes make up this selection of soups suitable for vegan and/or vegetarian diets.