Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

Ancient Bean soup – (Fasolada)

Greek : Φασολάδα Serves / Yields : 6 persons INGREDIENTS: 2 cups white beans 1/2 liter water 200 gr. lard 3 onions finely chopped 1/2 liter beef broth 2 garlic cloves 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon honey 1/2 teaspoon coriander 1 bunch parsley 2 bay leafs salt and pepper METHOD: Soak the beans in water over night. […]

Ancient Greek Mullet

Greek : Μπαρμπούνια Ingredients: 6 small or 3 large red mullets, cleaned 2 handfuls of fresh herbs finely chopped (thyme, spearmint, coriander, marjoram, parsley, rosemary. If you do not have fresh herbs use one soupspoon of each. 3 soupspoons olive oil juice of one lemon salt and pepper Method: Mix the herbs together with the oil, the […]

Cypriot Traditional Meat

Loukanika (village sausages) are made from selected fresh pork meat, wine, salt and spices. The pork meat is minced, marinated with coriander seeds, black pepper and salt and then left to mature in dry red wine for 7-15 days so that the meat, spices and wine are perfectly blended. Filling the well-washed pork intestines requires skill […]

Chicken ancienne (Myma me kotopoulo)

Ingredients: 1 medium chicken, quartered 2 large red onions +1 clove garlic, roasted whole 1/2 cup vinegar 1/2 cup honey 500 g green onions, finely chopped 5 chicken livers, chopped and sauteed 2 tbsp black raisins 1 tsp cumin seeds, coarsely crushed 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 cup firm pomegranate seeds 150 g haloumi (traditional […]

Ancient Greek Cuisine – Vegetables,Fruit,Seasonings

Another difference that distinguishes the ancient Greek diet from that of Northern Europeans was the consumption of vegetables and fruit in vast quantities. In fact, certain ancient Greeks, such as Plato, Callimachus and the Pythagoreans, strongly advocated vegetarianism. Certainly, the fruit and vegetables consumed by the ancient Greeks were not the same as those avialable […]

Ancient Greek Cuisine

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Byzantine Cuisine – Diverse tastes

The Byzantines were known for their refined and diverse tastes which were frowned upon by the clergy, at least during the first centuries. Later things changed, and bishops and abbots were among those to indulge in gastronomic delights. As usual, meat was a favorite food and game figured prominently on the Byzantine table. Recipes at […]