Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

What Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs Are in Season Now?

Question: What Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs Are in Season Now? Traditional Greek cooking is based on what’s in season at the moment. Meals are often planned at the last minute, depending on what looks irresistible at the market! So what’s in season now? Answer:In today’s world of refrigeration and hothouse-grown produce, the distinction among seasonal produce […]

What Did the Ancient Greeks Eat

Question: What Did the Ancient Greeks Eat? Answer:The foods of ancient Greece were similar to foods we eat today, but did not include many that have become important parts of modern Greek cooking. For example, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, and bananas didn’t arrive in Greece until after the discovery of the Americas in the 15th century, because […]

Eggplant with Tomatoes and Feta

Eggplant with Tomatoes and Feta cheese is a delicious alternative to the heavier Eggplant Parmesan and makes a wonderful vegetarian entrée or side dish. It’s especially delicious when tomatoes are in season but will work just fine with canned tomatoes. If you are trying to avoid fried foods, you can modify the recipe by roasting […]

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 […]

Anthotyro – Greek Cheese

Anthotyro is a white whey cheese, a variation of and similar to myzithra, made from sheep’s and goat’s milk. Greek name and pronounciation: ανθότυρο, pronounced ahn-THOH-tee-roh Alternate spelling: anthotiro At the market: Like myzithra, anthotyro comes in a soft, fresh version that has a light lemon flavor, and in dryer (aged) form (photo) which is semi-hard […]