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Greek Recipes


Greek cuisine has absorbed influences from many sources, and some dishes (for example, Moussaka and Baklava) are shared with and have Turkish names. This is because Greece has been invaded many times during its long history, including being occupied by the Ottoman Turks for 400 years.

Perhaps the best-known Greek dish internationally is Moussaka, but the country also has much more to offer. While it is true that lamb is a traditional meat, other meats such as chicken, beef, and pork are also popular. Greek food also includes a wide variety of fish and seafood, which is unsurprising when you consider the country's long coastline, many islands, and the fact that no part of the Greek mainland more than 90 miles (144 kilometers) from the sea.

Common vegetables used in Greek cuisine include courgettes and eggplant. As lemons and olives also grow in Greece, these too are also widely used. Flavoring is added using basil, garlic, oregano and thyme.

Greece is also known for its unique feta cheese. This is a curd cheese in brine, which is traditionally made from goat's or ewe's milk. Feta is used both in salads and as an ingredient in other dishes, especially baked dishes.

Some popular Greek dishes include:
  • Village Salad/Country Salad (generally known outside of Greece and Cyprus as "Greek Salad") - This is a salad based on tomato, cucumber, bell peppers and red onion (lettuce is rarely used). The salad is seasoned with salt, black pepper and oregano, and dressed with olive oil. Additionally, feta cheese, olives and capers are sometimes added.

    Village Salad

  • Pita bread - A flat bread prepared using wheat flour and yeast, but prepared without being allowed to rise.

  • Greek dips - A variety of dips are commonly served with Pita bread, either as a starter or as a side dish. These include Hummus (chickpea dip), Melitzanosalata (eggplant dip), Skordalia (garlic sauce dip), Tahini (sesame paste dip), Taramosalata (carp roe dip) and Tzatziki (yogurt, cucumber and garlic dip).

  • Keftedes - Fried meatballs with oregon and mint.

  • Dolmades - A memorable dish, made with grapevine leaves stuffed with rice, vegetables and sometimes meat.

  • Kleftiko - Lamb marinated in garlic and lemon, and then slowly baked on the bone in a pit oven. The name of this dish is derived from "Klepht" which refers to bandits and warlike mountain people who lived in the Greek countryside when Greece was part of the Ottomon Empire - most of whom participated in the Greek War of Independence. The word "Kleftiko" can be translated as "stolen meat" or the the "meat of thieves".

  • Stifado - A beef and onion stew, flavoured with red wine and cinnamon.

    Stifado

  • Moussaka - Perhaps the best-known Greek dish (outside of the Greece), moussaka is a baked dish consisting of layers of minced meat and sliced eggplant and tomato, topped with white sauce and baked.

  • Souvlaki - Meat, fish or shrimp grilled on a skewer.

    Souvlaki platter prepared for takeaway

  • Baklava - a sweet pastry made from layers of phyllo dough, with chopped nuts and sweetened with sugar or honey.
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The Complete Book of Greek Cooking: The Recipe Club of St. Paul's Orthodox Cathedral

By Recipe Club of St. Paul's Church

St. Paul's Greek Orthodox Cathedral (Hempstead, N. Y.)/ Malhado, Manny (ILT)
Released: 1991-06-05
Paperback (352 pages)

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More than 200 unique and intriguing recipes for all kinds of Greek dishes.

The Foods of the Greek Islands: Cooking and Culture at the Crossroads of the Mediterranean

By Aglaia Kremezi

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Released: 2015-03-31
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The best-selling collection of simple, seasonal recipes for the foods of the Greek Islands from a Julia Child Award–winner, available for the first time in paperback.

In this book, called by Time “the next best thing to a cruise through the Greek islands,” Aglaia Kremezi showcases the fresh, uncomplicated recipes—many of them vegetarian—that she collected from local women, fishermen, bakers, and farmers. Like all Mediterranean food, these dishes are light, simple, and feature seasonal produce, fresh herbs, and fish.

Passed from generation to generation by word of mouth, most of these recipes have never before been written down. All translate easily to the American home kitchen: Finger-Sized Fried Greens Pies; Onion, Tomato, and Feta Turnovers; Cod with Artichokes.

Filled with lush photographs and stories of island life, The Foods of the Greek Islands is for all cooks and travelers who want to experience this diverse and deeply rooted cuisine firsthand.

Easy Greek Cookbook: 50 Authentic Greek and Mediterranean Recipes (Greek Cooking, Greek Recipes, Greek Cookbook, Mediterranean Cookbook, Mediterranean Recipes Book 1)

By Chef Maggie Chow

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Released: 2015-11-22
Kindle Edition (177 pages)

Easy Greek Cookbook: 50 Authentic Greek and Mediterranean Recipes (Greek Cooking, Greek Recipes, Greek Cookbook, Mediterranean Cookbook, Mediterranean Recipes Book 1)
 
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Delicious Mediterranean Cooking Awaits. . . Greek Style Kebabs, Hummus, Orzo, and so much more. These are the 50 Best Greek Recipes. . .



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Taste the Mediterranean with these delicious and easy Greek recipes. All of Greece awaits anyone who is willing to try some new types of dishes.

You will learn how to prepare real authentic Greek hummus, Greek Style Gyros, Kebabs, Pasta Salads, Souvlaki, and so much more.

Also let’s not forget about the delicious Greek White Sauce (Tzatziki), that you will prepare as well.

Discover what authentic Mediterranean cooking is! You will need tahini, lemons, feta, artichokes, and of course olives and olive oil before embarking on this Greek adventure.

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  • Multiple Styles of Hummus
  • Mediterranean Pasta
  • Artisan Orzo
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The Greek Yogurt Kitchen: More Than 130 Delicious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Day

By Toby Amidor

Grand Central Life & Style
Released: 2014-05-06
Paperback (256 pages)

The Greek Yogurt Kitchen: More Than 130 Delicious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Day
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Greek yogurt has quickly become America's favorite health food, its tangy, luscious taste going far beyond a typical breakfast or simple snack. Thanks to its health benefits, this power food has become a staple. Greek yogurt's protein quantity builds muscles and regulates metabolism and the probiotics help maintain a healthy digestive tract and boost the immune system. Greek yogurt is also an excellent source of calcium and very low in sodium-and it's lactose-intolerant friendly, too! Why wouldn't you want it in every meal?

Now, in THE GREEK YOGURT KITCHEN, nutrition expert Toby Amidor shows readers how to cut back on fat and calories without compromising flavor. She shares how to use this most versatile and healthful ingredient in unexpected ways, making even the most bad-for-you foods healthier, tastier, and more satisfying. Recipes include:
--Lemon-Blueberry Stuffed French Toast
--Herbed Goat Cheese and Red Pepper Crostini
--Penne Bolognese
--White Margarita Pizza
--Spiced Chocolate Cupcakes
--And more!
Greek yogurt has quickly become one of America's favorite foods, its tangy, luscious taste going far beyond a typical breakfast or simple snack. Thanks to its health benefits, this power food has become a staple. Greek yogurt's protein quantity builds muscles and regulates metabolism and the probiotics help maintain a healthy digestive tract and boost the immune system. Greek yogurt is also an excellent source of calcium and very low in sodium-and it's lactose-intolerant friendly, too! Because it is strained, resulting in very low water content, the ingredient is thick, creamy, and indulgent. Why wouldn't you want it in every meal?

Now, in THE GREEK YOGURT KITCHEN, nutrition expert Toby Amidor shows readers how to cut back on fat and calories without compromising flavor. She shares how to use this most versatile and healthful ingredient in unexpected ways, making even the most bad-for-you foods healthier, tastier, and more satisfying. Recipes include:

  • Smoked Salmon Torte
  • Lemon-Blueberry Stuffed French Toast
  • Whole Grain Banana-Chocolate Chip Pancakes
  • Herbed Goat Cheese and Pepper Crostini
  • Chilled Herb-Tomato Soup
  • Penne Bolognese
  • White Margarita Pizza
  • Dulche de Leche Bowl
  • Spiced Chocolate Cupcakes
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Opa! The Healthy Greek Cookbook: Modern Mediterranean Recipes for Living the Good Life

By Theo Stephan

Rockridge Press
Released: 2017-11-21
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Discover how rich a healthy lifestyle can taste with Opa! The Healthy Greek Cookbook

When you don’t have a Mediterranean breeze behind you, finding local ingredients for complex recipes can make it difficult to integrate Greek food into your lifestyle. With Opa! The Healthy Greek Cookbook you can spare yourself the odyssey of traveling just to eat fresh and flavorful food. Featuring easy-to-find ingredients for simple recipes, plus a regional overview of Greek food, Opa! The Healthy Greek Cookbook leads you on a culinary journey towards an appetizing and healthy lifestyle.

Opa! The Healthy Greek Cookbook contains:

  • 90 Recipes for popular Greek dishes made with easy-to-find ingredients
  • Greek Kitchen Tips including how to stock your pantry and kitchen with the right ingredients and equipment, plus cooking techniques
  • A Regional Overview explaining Greek food from ancient times to modern day

Recipes in this Greek cookbook include: Kalamata Olive Spread, Greek Potato Salad, Spinach Rice, Vegetable Moussaka, Shrimp Santorini, Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken Breasts, Greek Yogurt Brandy Cake, and much more!

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Greek Cookbook: Traditional Greek Recipes Made Easy

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Greek Cookbook: Traditional Greek Recipes Made Easy
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Greek food has developed a sound reputation for being tasty, healthy, and colourful – and it is for this reason that it needs to spend more time in your kitchen, and less time out at restaurants for special occasions.

Greek food is built around simple ingredients prepared in such a way that accentuates their natural flavours. This creates truly delicious meals that are easy to prepare and require very minimal time commitment.

What more could you want?

By providing you with a simple step by step approach to integrating Greek food into your kitchen, this book is perfect for both the novice and expert cook alike.

In this book, you will learn how to cook:

  • Healthy Greek breakfast
  • Fantastic Greek appetizers
  • Hearty Greek dinners
  • Sweet Greek desserts

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Cooking with Loula: Greek Recipes from My Family to Yours

By Alexandra Stratou

WORKMAN PUBLISHING
Released: 2016-05-03
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Named a Best Cookbook of the Year by Epicurious

In Cooking with Loula, Alexandra Stratou invites readers into her Greek family’s kitchen, revealing their annual traditions and bringing their recipes to life—with touching remembrances of Kyria Loula (Kyria means “Mrs.” in Greek), the woman who cooked for three generations of Stratou’s family and who taught her that the secret ingredient in any beloved dish is the spirit the cook brings with her to the kitchen.

Many classic dishes are represented here, such as pastitsio and dolmades, as well as inventive, unconventional creations such as a green salad with avocado, apple, and Dijon mustard and a spinach gnocchi in which feta cheese appears alongside Gorgonzola. The nearly 100 recipes are all hearty and unfussy, and organized the way real home cooks think, with chapters for simple, healthful weekday dishes; more languorous Sunday meals; and traditional holiday fare. With hundreds of mouthwatering photographs and whimsical illustrations, this book is truly a gem.

Greek Takeout Cookbook: Favorite Greek Takeout Recipes to Make at Home

By Lina Chang

The Cookbook Publisher
Released: 2016-05-19
Kindle Edition (120 pages)

Greek Takeout Cookbook: Favorite Greek Takeout Recipes to Make at Home
 
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Prepare your favorite Greek takeout recipes at home!
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Greek cuisine is a remarkable blend of East and West. It is Mediterranean cuisine at its best with diverse influences. From the East are the touches of exotic spices, and from the West are the Italian additions of garlic and tomato. Greek dishes make use of fresh produce and what is abundant in different regions in Greece such as grains, legumes, vegetables, meat, seafood, olive oil, and rice. To savor Greek cuisine is to savor history, culture, and love. Every Greek home cook prepares dishes using the freshest ingredients – thoughtfully seasoned with herbs and spices – prepared in age old tradition to preserve nutrients, for a happy and healthy family.

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•A brief history of Greek takeout food.
•Ingredients used in Greek cooking, cooking methods and required cooking equipment used to prepare Greek meals
•Easy to prepare appetizers like the Zucchini Fritters or the Fried Calamari
•Traditional salads like the Classic Greek Salad or the Marouli Salad
•Heartwarming soups like the Avgolemono, a delicate lemon and chicken-rice soup
•Classic takeout sandwiches like the Souvlaki Pita Sandwich
•Delicious beef, pork and lamb recipes like the Pork Souvlaki, the Beef Kebab, the Lamb Chops or the Greek-Style Stuffed Peppers
•Favorite chicken recipes like the Greek-Style Grilled Chicken or the Chicken Gyro
•Delightful seafood recipes like the Grilled Greek-Style Fish or Stuffed Squid recipe
•Healthy vegetable and side recipes like the Spanakorizo, a lemony spinach rice pilaf or the Baked Lemon Potatoes
•Sweet desserts like the Classic Baklava or the Rizogalo, a delicate rice pudding

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