Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

Sweet Potatoes with Onions and Cayenne – GLYKOPATATES BOURTHETO

GLYKOPATATES BOURTHETO Sweet potatoes probably came to Corfu with the Venetians, as did many other New World crops, sometime during the sixteenth century, where they remained poor man’s fodder for hundreds of years. It took the English to popularize them, by showing Corfiote aristocrats the virtues of serving them with syrup. Nevertheless, they have long been cooked on a grill or in […]

Sweet Mustard – Zakynthos

MOSTARDA DOLCE Zakynthos and Corfu both make sweet mustards, vestiges of English and Venetian rule. The mustards, made either with quince, as in this recipe, or with dried fruits, are eaten at Christmas with roast turkey, game, pork, or other meats. Makes about 4 cups Ingredients: 3 quinces, peeled and cored 1 quart Mavrodaphne wine or sweet port 1 […]

Mustard Powder – Moustarda skoni

Greek name and pronunciation: moustartha skoni, μουστάρδα σκόνη, pronounced moo-STAR-thah skoh-nee At the market: Powdered mustard is usually available in small sprinkle-pour spice containers. Physical characteristics: When first milled or ground, mustard flour looks and tastes as bland and white as cornstarch. Ground mustard has no aroma or flavor until liquid is added. In powdered […]

Cloves – Garifalo

Greek name and pronunciation: Garifalo, γαρίφαλο, pronounced ghah-REE-fah-lo At the market: Whole cloves are usually packaged is small resealable containers. Clove essential oil is usually available at health food stores. Physical characteristics: Cloves are the dried unopened flower buds of an evergreen tree native to Indonesia and Madagascar. A dried clove (bud) is 1/2 to […]

Greek Cheeses

Some words about Greek Cheeses Greek Cheeses List: Name in English Name in Greek Pronunciation Anevato Ανεβατό ah-neh-vah-TOH Anthotyro Ανθότυρο ahn-THOH-tee-roh Batzos Μπάτζος BAHD-zohss Feta Φέτα FEHT-tah Formaella Φορμαέλλα for-mah-EL-lah Galotyri Γαλοτύρι ghah-loh-TEE-ree Graviera Γραβιέρα ghrahv-YAIR-ah Kalathaki Καλαθάκι kah-lah-THAH-kee Kasseri Κασέρι kah-SEH-ree Katiki Κατίκι kah-TEE-kee Kefalograviera Κεφαλογραβιέρα keh-fah-loh-ghrav-YAIR-ah Kefalotyri Κεφαλοτύρι keh-fah-lo-TEE-ree Kopanisti Κοπανιστή koh-pah-nee-STEE Ladotyri […]

Greek Cheeses some words

According to Greek mythology, Aristaios, son of Apollo and Cyrene, was sent by the gods to give the gift of cheese-making to the Greeks. It was called a “gift of everlasting value,” and if the reputation of today’s variety of Greek cheeses is anything to go by, the value of that gift keeps increasing with […]


Sharlotta is a light, cool, refreshing, welcoming and nutritious desert. It’s a very popular desert on a hot summer evening in Cyprus, when people sit in their gardens or verandas enjoying the jasmine-scented breeze. The name is French and somehow found its way into the Greek culinary vocabulary. Remember that in the 19th and early […]

Lentil Salad – Fakes Salata

Ingredients: 1 bag of lentils 1 200g of fresh cut green vegetables 200 g of fresh green rocket 1-2 onions finely chopped 2 peppers finely cut in small cubes 1/2 English cucumber cut in small cubes 1/2 bunch parsley finely chopped 1/2 bunch dill finely chopped 1 carrot graded 10 cherry tomatoes cut in half […]

Greek Food And Drink Glossary

Now, when you entertain people to a Greek meal, you can impress them with your knowledge of Greek! The letters in bold italics show where the accent should go when you pronounce it. almond – ameegdalo (soft d) aniseed – anitho apple – meelo apricot – vereekoko artichoke – aggeenara (hard g) asparagus – sparangee (hard […]