When you look at the hierarchy of countries whose foods resonate the most across the world, Greek food, although fairly far up in our favour, is not as popular as other countries foods. Namely because people haven’t had a chance to try it before because they’ve never visited Greece, or simply have never gotten around to going to a Greek restaurant.
They are missing out though on a whole culture of food that may surprise them. Which is why it is important that you go to at least one Greek restaurant in your lifetime. Even if you’d rather have friends over for a foxy game of bingo, than go out, you owe it to yourself to at least try it. Let’s walk you through three of the foods you are missing out on, by not eating Greek food.
Greek salad is noticeably devoid of lettuce when made properly. Add a whole lot of tomato, cucumber, peppers, olives and onion to name a few ingredients and add a dollop of gorgeously crumbly and tender feta cheese, and you have the perfect lunch/ dinner appetiser.
A dish that is native to other countries too, the Greek one is a fan favourite. Generally made with aubergines and lamb, packed with herbs and topped with different types of cheese, it looks a bit like a lasagne on first glance. Beautiful if you need reminding of summer during the winter months.
Taking into consideration Greece’s location on the planet, it’s no wonder fish is such a massive part of their cuisine. Fried kalamarakia (squid) is a delicious appetiser, mussels are wide spread and smoked herring coated in olive oil is perfect for the winter thanks to its saltiness.