Greek Freak

baklava

I’m a Greek food freak, and for good reason. It’s what I’ve been eating since I was a kid, and it’s what I’ll be cooking for the rest of my life. As a second-generation Greek American, I’ve tried most of the commonly known Greek dishes like Spanakopita (Spinach Pie) and Gyros. But I’ve also been subject to some very weird meals too, like Mayiritsa (Lamb Intestine Soup). Definitely not my favorite Greek soup.

So what’s my perfect Greek meal? I’d start off with a simmering bowl of Avgolemono Soup (Egg Lemon), then some crunchy Fried Kalamari. Move on to a fresh and crisp Village Salad (tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, green bell peppers, feta cheese, olives, oregano olive and salt). For my main course, I’d have my mom’s home-made Pastitcho, a Greek lasagna casserole, which she cooks perfectly. Then to finish it off, for dessert, I’d have some rich and sweet Baklava (pictured above), which is made of layers of phyllo dough filled with nuts and sweetened with honey. Just thinking about it makes me hungry.

My mom, my two grandmothers, and my three aunts for that matter, are fantastic cooks. They can cook pretty much any Greek meal with ease, and have even created some new dishes.  I don’t know if they were always that way, but it’s a little intimidating for me, since I’m much more new to the cooking realm. Hopefully one day I can make that perfect Pastitcho. But for now, as I continue to hone my Greek cooking skills, I’m going to stick to the easier dishes:

Tzatziki

Greek Yogurt Dessert with Honey and Strawberries

Greek Herb Dip

Greek Garbanzo Bean Salad

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  • http://www.foodista.com/blog Alisa-Foodista

    I love greek food! nice post

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    Does the greek food have very special characteristics?I have not eaten greek food yet.

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    In my hometown,people cannot have chance to eat greek food.There is no restaurants about greek food.It is a pity.

  • RenRoseCas

    I was just curious as where your hometown is? I too am from Greek heritage as my father was full blooded Greek. He lived his last days on the island of Patmos. I love Greek food! I love to go to the Greek restraunts & festivals and enjoy the food. I used to watch the greek men & women cook at our church. Yasou! Enjoying your writings and checking out some of the recipes, too!

  • peter alex

    opa!! yes i grew up and still enjoy the great taste of greek food and I also enjoy the taste of italy and mediterrean
    kalli orrezi….i still have ouzo at times

  • http://www.chewonthatblog.com Sophia

    Hi RenRosCas, My father is from the Island Chios and my mom’s family is from Corinth and Tripoli.

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